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AFRICOM Related News Clips 5 March 2012

AFRICOM Related News Clips 5 March 2012

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United States Africa CommandPublic Affairs Office5 March 2012
USAFRICOM - related news stories
Good morning. Please see today's news review for March 5, 2012. This new format isbest viewed in HTML.Of interest in today's report:- Al Qaeda offshoot launches strike on Algerian military base.-Suicide car explosion kills bomber himself in Somali capital.- Inhofe pledges support, resources to AFRICOM.-US government ultimately paid bail for Egypt NGOs.-NYC man sentenced to 27 yrs in failed attempt to join terrorist group.U.S. Africa Command Public AffairsPlease send questions or comments to:publicaffairs@usafricom.mil 421-2687 (+49-711-729-2687)
 
03/03/2012
 
France 24 - Online
 
An al Qaeda offshoot has claimed responsibility for a bomb attack Saturday that left at least 24 peoplewounded in the Algerian city of Tamanrasset when a suicide bomber drove a vehicle packed withexplosives into a paramilitary police base.
 
03/03/2012
 
Xinhua NewsAgency
 
MOGADISHU, March 3 (Xinhua) -- A suicide car bomber was killed Saturday after his vehiclesprematurely exploded at a street in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, witnesses and police officer said.
03/03/2012
 
Thomson Reuters- Africa - Online
 
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Saturday reaffirmed its backing for Egypt's efforts toget a $3.2 billion (2.0 billion pounds) loan from the International Monetary Fund, despite the recentdiplomatic standoff between Washington and Cairo over A...
 
03/03/2012
 
Daily Nation -Online
 
Kenyan troops fighting the Al-Shabaab in Somalia may pull out in eight months, the Department of
 
Defence announced on Saturday.
03/03/2012
 
US SenatorOklahomaPressRoom
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.
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Yesterday, during a Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) hearing, U.S.Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) questioned U.S. Gen. Carter F. Ham, Commander of the U.S. AfricaCommand (AFRICOM), on the available force structure, current capabilities...
 
03/03/2012
 
Thomson Reuters
 
- Africa - Online
 
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The bail paid for U.S. pro-democracy activists facing charges in Egyptultimately came from the U.S. government, the State Department said on Friday.
03/03/2012
 
News24
 
Kano - Three suspected members of the Boko Haram sect were killed while assembling bombs in theNigerian city of Maiduguri, considered the group's stronghold, an army spokesperson said on Saturday.
 
03/03/2012
 
Washington Post -Online
 
A New York City man was sentenced to 27 years in prison Friday for traveling to the Middle East in a
 
failed bid to join al-Qaida and avenge abuse of Muslims by killing American troops.
03/03/2012
 
New York Times -Online, The
 
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya's Muslim Brotherhood teamed up with other Islamists on Friday to establish anew political party that is set to be a leading player in the country's first elections since the overthrow ofMuammar Gaddafi in a NATO-backed uprising.
 
03/04/2012
 
France 24 - Online
 
The Libyan national army on Sunday graduated its first batch of soldiers drawn from the ranks of former
 
rebels in the capital of Tripoli, a military officer said.
03/04/2012
 
Thomson Reuters- Africa - Online
 
KINSHASA (Reuters) - A series of explosions in Brazzaville, the capital of Congo Republic, killed at leastfour people and injured nearly 60 others, a senior Congolese official said, giving the first toll fromSunday's blasts.
 
03/04/2012
 
Thomson Reuters- Africa - Online
 
KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudanese police used batons to disperse more than 100 students protesting inthe centre of Khartoum against the closure of their campuses following the independence of SouthSudan, witnesses said.
03/04/2012
 
Daily Nation -Online
 
After six months and the deaths of tens of thousands of people, the famine in Somalia -- caused by theworst drought in 60 years -- is over. But a wider crisis in Africa continues.
 
03/04/2012
 
News24
 
Abuja - Nigeria will bring terrorism "under control" and confront the radical Muslim sect that claimedresponsibility for a car bombing at the country's United Nations headquarters that killed at least 19
 
people, its president vowed on Saturday amid the wr...
03/04/2012
 
News24
 
Baidoa - After three years of killings and violence under the rule of al-Shabaab rebels, residents of theSomali city of Baidoa said they were happy to see the arrival of Ethiopian soldiers, whose presence theyonce resented.
 
03/04/2012
 
Thomson Reuters- Africa - Online
 
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Two British journalists working for Iran's Press TV who were detained late last
 
month in Libya are suspected of being spies, the head of the militia which is holding them said onSunday.
03/04/2012
 
United NationsNews Center
 
-UN mission will stay in Liberia, albeit in different form, says peacekeeping official
 
-Both pro- and anti-Qadhafi forces committed war crimes in Libya N panelcontinued inflow of Malian refugees into Mauritania and Burkina Faso- UN reports continued i...
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News Date:
03/03/2012
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France 24 - Online
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An Al-Qaeda splinter group claimed Saturday to have carried out a suicide attackon a military base in southern Algeria which left 24 people wounded."We inform you that we are behind the explosion that occurred this morning at Tamanrasset," amessage sent to AFP and signed by the Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa said.The website of the Algerian Arabic-language daily En Nahar said 10 gendarmes and 14civilians were taken to hospital after the attack at the paramilitary gendarmerie headquarters inTamanrasset, 1,970 kilometres (1,220 miles) south of Algiers.Some of the injured were said to be in critical condition, while the suicide bomber was blownapart in the blast, which also caused major damage to the building.The APS news agency confirmed the attack without giving the number of casualties and said amajor security presence was now being deployed in the zone.It was the first time such an attack had been reported in the area.The Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa (Jamat Tawhid Wal Jihad Fi GarbiAfriqqiya) surfaced in December, when it claimed to be holding three Westerners kidnappedfrom a Western Sahara refugee camp in Algeria in October.Security sources said it had broken off from the main group, Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb(AQIM), in order to spread jihad to west Africa and not confine themselves just to the Maghrebor Sahel regions.The group released a video of the abducted aid workers and another showing six dark-skinned,turbaned men speaking of their ideological references, including Al-Qaeda founder Osama binLaden and Taliban leader Mullah Omar but putting more emphasis on historical figures of westAfrican Islam.Also in December, Mali and Algeria agreed to step up coordination in efforts to root out Al-Qaeda-linked groups in the region.Al-Qaeda-linked groups have been active in Algeria, Mali, Niger and Mauritania for a decadebut their activity has picked up since the fall of Moamer Kadhafi scattered the slain Libyanstrongman's arsenal across the region.In April 2010, the four countries formed a Committee of Joint Chiefs (CEMOC), based inTamanrasset, to coordinate their military efforts against AQIM
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News Headline:
Suicide car explosion kills bomber himself in Somali capital: police |
News Date:
03/03/2012
Outlet Full Name:
Xinhua News Agency

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