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AFRICOM Related News Clips 5 April 2012-1

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United States Africa CommandPublic Affairs Office5 April 2012
USAFRICOM - related news stories
Good morning. Please see today's news review for April 5, 2012. This e-mail isbest viewed in HTML.Of interest in today's report:- A deadly blast shatters calm in Somalia Capital- Kenya urges China to back AMISOM- A U.S. UAV crashes in Seychelles- U.S. State Department approves authorized departures from Mali and suspends $13million in aid- A West African analyst explores whether Mali can emerge if junta steps down- Tensions increase between Sudan and South SudanU.S. Africa Command Public AffairsPlease send questions or comments to:publicaffairs@usafricom.mil 421-2687 (+49-711-729-2687)
Good morning. Please see today's news review for April 5, 2012. This e-mail is bestviewed in HTML.Of interest in today's report:- A deadly blast shatters calm in Somalia Capital- Kenya urges China to back AMISOM- A U.S. UAV crashes in Seychelles- U.S. State Department approves authorized departures from Mali and suspends $13million in aid- A West African analyst explores whether Mali can emerge if junta steps down- Tensions increase between Sudan and South SudanU.S. Africa Command Public AffairsPlease send questions or comments to:publicaffairs@usafricom.mil 421-2687 (+49-711-729-2687)
 
 
04/04/2012
 
New York Times
 
MOGADISHU, Somalia -- A deadly bomb exploded during a ceremony on Wednesday at the newly reopenedNational Theater in the Somali capital as the prime minister was addressing the guests, turning an event that hadbeen a welcome sign of growing calm into a g...
 
04/04/2012
 
Reuters
 
ZUWARA, Libya (Reuters) - Fighters near the western Libyan town of Zuwara were firing rockets and large-calibre weapons on Wednesday, Reuters reporters at the scene said, in the fourth day of a conflict between rivalmilitias. The fighting has exposed how ...
04/05/2012
 
New York Times
 
KAMPALA, Uganda -- South Sudan said that it shot down a north Sudanese fighter jet in its territory onWednesday, as the two national armies continue to clash in a dispute that international observers worry may beinching closer to war.
 
04/05/2012
 
Reuters
(Reuters) - A U.S. drone crash-landed at the Seychelles main airport and careered into the ocean onWednesday, the second remotely piloted MQ-9 Reaper aircraft to crash on the Indian Ocean archipelago in fourmonths. The Seychelles Civil Aviation Authorit...
04/04/2012
 
Daily Monitor
 
Talks to relieve tension between Sudan and South Sudan have ended in a deadlock over accusations ofcontinued border attacks, state radio reported yesterday.
 
 
France 24
 
AFP - The African Union imposed travel bans and asset freeze sanctions Tuesday on Mali's junta after it failed toheed the pan-African body's call to restore constitutional order.
 
04/04/2012
 
AllAfrica.com
 
Washington, DC -- The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all travel to Mali at this timebecause of current political instability in the country, an active rebellion in the north, and continuing threats ofattacks and kidnappings of Weste...
 
04/04/2012
 
France 24
AFP - Mali's junta brushed off calls to give up power on Tuesday as world powers sounded the alarm andIslamists tightened their grip on the north, ordering women to wear veils in storied Timbuktu.
 
 
04/05/2012
 
BBC
Mali, a country widely regarded as a model of development and democracy in West Africa, now finds itself inexistential crisis. Such has been the speed of the rebels' advance across the north that a demoralised andcrumbling military effectively gave up ma...
 
04/05/2012
 
Reuters
 
(Reuters) - The United States is suspending at least $13 million of its roughly $140 million in annual aid to Malifollowing last month's coup in the West African nation, the State Department said on Wednesday.
04/04/2012
 
News24
 
London - A weakened al-Qaeda is seeking to regroup and re-energise by linking up with established Islamistmovements in Africa, a new report from Britain's Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) said on Wednesday.
 
04/04/2012
 
Reuters
 
(Reuters) - When turban-swathed Tuareg rebels swept into Timbuktu on Sunday to plant the flag of their northernMali homeland, they found very few tourists in the bars, hotels, museums, mosques and libraries of the fabled
 
and ancient Saharan trading town.
04/04/2012
 
New York Times
MOGADISHU, Somalia -- Up until a few weeks ago, all visitors who landed at Aden Abdulle International Airportin Mogadishu were handed a poorly copied, barely readable sheet that asked for name, address -- and caliber ofweapon.
 
04/04/2012
 
AllAfrica.com
 
Nairobi, Kenya -- President Mwai Kibaki has sent out an appeal to China and other friendly nations to support theAfrican Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). President Kibaki reiterated that Kenya's specific mission in the
 
proactive military action was to ...
04/04/2012
 
Africa Online
Security Council of the African Union - Angola has assumed the rotating presidency of the Peace and SecurityCouncil of the African Union (AU) for the month of April. Angola's Ambassador to Ethiopia and the UN EconomicCommission for Africa (ECA), Arcanjo ...
 
04/05/2012
 
Daily Monitor
 
It is funny, the things we take for granted. The Karuma Bridge over the River Nile used to be the Rubicon. Thosewho crossed it in northbound traffic would have crossed the point of possible no return, for they wouldimmediately find themselves in Lord's R...

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