AFRICOM AOR-related news clips for 12 January 2010

Recent articles on Sudan, Somalia, Algeria, Nigeria, Togolese team…

US urges violence prevention in southern Sudan

Associated Press – By Donna Bryson

11 January 2010

Sudan is holding its first nationwide parliamentary and presidential elections in April, an important step, which will set the tone for the referendum on independence for southern Sudan in 2011.  However, Scott Gration, the U.S. special envoy to Sudan, urges that steps be taken to quell rising violence prior to the referendum.  The flow of weapons to Southern Sudan needs to be stopped, tribal tensions addressed and the mobility and effectiveness of security forces improved, stated Gration, whose job entails trying to help find solutions in a vast country at the heart of Africa, where decades of volatility have destabilized a wide region and grabbed international headlines. See article, US urges violence prevention in southern Sudan, Associated Press – By Donna Bryson, 11 January 2010.

Somalis fleeing to Yemen prompt new worries in fight against al-Qaeda

Washington Post – By Sudarsan Raghavan

12 January 2010

KHARAZ, YEMEN — Thousands of Somali boys and teenagers fleeing war and chaos at home are sailing to Yemen, where officials who have long welcomed Somali refugees now worry that the new arrivals could become the next generation of al-Qaeda fighters.


Algeria protests at new U.S. air security rules

Reuters – By Non-attributed Author

11 January 2010

ALGIERS (Reuters) – Algeria’s foreign minister summoned the U.S. ambassador on Monday to protest at Algeria’s inclusion on a list of countries whose flights bound for the United States will be subject to extra security checks, state media reported.

Senate – We Didn’t Issue Ultimatum to U.S.

This Day (Abuja) – By Sufuyan Ojeifo

11 January 2010

Abuja — Chairman, Senate Committee on Information and Media, Senator Ayogu Eze, yesterday in a statement, denied giving ultimatum to the United States over its inclusion of Nigeria on the terror watch list.

Mauritania launches media campaign against terrorism, extremism

Xinhua – By Non-attributed Author

11 January 2010

NOUAKCHOTT, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) — Mauritania is launching a large-scale media campaign against the dangers of terrorism and extremism, according to the local press agency ANI.

Angola Arrests Two Suspects in Attack on Togolese Team

Wall Street Journal – By Non-attributed Author

11 January 2010

Authorities have arrested two separatists in Angola’s restive Cabinda region following a shooting attack on the Togolese national football team that killed three people, a prosecutor said Monday.

Ivory Coast Political Analyst Doubts Electoral Commission Chief Will Resign

Voice of America – By Peter Clottey

11 January 2010

A political analyst says it is unlikely the chairman of Ivory Coast’s electoral commission will step down ahead of the upcoming general election despite President Laurent Gbagbo’s call for him to resign.

UN News Service Africa Briefs

Full Articles on UN Website

11 January 2010 

  • Sudan: UN agency warns of massive food deficit in southern region
  • Jordan’s Princess Haya helps UN boost nutrition of hungry Kenyan children
  • UN seeks to virtually eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS in Africa
  • UN sports envoy deplores attack against Togolese football team
  • Success of Sudan peace pact requires redoubled efforts, Ban says on anniversary

2 Responses to “AFRICOM AOR-related news clips for 12 January 2010”

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