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Media Group Says Reporters Face Restrictions in Much of Africa

Media Group Says Reporters Face Restrictions in Much of Africa | African Conflicts | Scoop.it
The Arab Spring appears not to have sprung into sub-Saharan Africa, where journalists face increasing repression while trying to cover anti-government protests.
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SA top tweeter in Africa - Sowetan LIVE

SA top tweeter in Africa - Sowetan LIVE | African Conflicts | Scoop.it
South Africa tweets the most on the African continent with over five million messages sent in the last three months (RT @HarmonixEnt: RT @Khethi: RT @SowetanLIVE: South Africa tweets the most on the African continent
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Gadhafi's arms threaten Africa from the grave

Gadhafi's arms threaten Africa from the grave | African Conflicts | Scoop.it
UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – Muammar Gaddafi's arms stockpiles could remain a threat long after his death, as some are feared to have been sent to Darfur rebels, Al-Qaeda in North Africa and other militants further afield.
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Great Game in the Horn of Africa | Truthout

Great Game in the Horn of Africa | Truthout | African Conflicts | Scoop.it

Make no mistake: the LRA is an abominable threat to the Ugandan people—and to the people of Sudan, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the Central African Republic, countries the LRA moves in and out of seeking safe havens.

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A False Foundation? AQAP, Tribes and Ungoverned Spaces in Yemen | Combating Terrorism Center at West Point

A False Foundation? AQAP, Tribes and Ungoverned Spaces in Yemen | Combating Terrorism Center at West Point | African Conflicts | Scoop.it
RT @Brian_Whit: Al-Qaeda, tribes and ungoverned spaces in Yemen: a detailed report from the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point http://t.co/m0uvGvMj...
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Horn of Africa and Wikileaks - Melles Zenawi gets money from Piracy

Thomas C Mountain explains the situation in the Horn of Africa and some diplomatic cables recently released through Wikileaks.
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NATO Daily Piracy Update | MaritimeSecurity.Asia

NATO Daily Piracy Update | MaritimeSecurity.Asia | African Conflicts | Scoop.it
NATO Daily Piracy Update. October 3, 2011 |PiracyNo Comments. Last updated: Sunday 2nd October. There have been three pirate attacks in the past 24 hours. At least 2 or 3 PAGs are assessed as active in the south, operating off the coast ...
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ICC to Investigate Alleged Crimes in Ivory Coast’s Conflict

ICC to Investigate Alleged Crimes in Ivory Coast’s Conflict | African Conflicts | Scoop.it
A spokesman for the International Criminal Court (ICC) says the court’s chief prosecutor will soon begin an investigation into alleged human rights abuses committed during the conflict in Ivory Coast.
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Kidnapped French Woman Reportedly Taken to al-Shabab Part of Somalia

Kidnapped French Woman Reportedly Taken to al-Shabab Part of Somalia | African Conflicts | Scoop.it
Sources in Somalia say a French woman kidnapped from Kenya on Saturday has been taken to a Somali region controlled by al-Shabab militants.Elders in the Somali town of Kismayo said Monday that Marie Dedieu is being held in a coastal area of the...
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Libya's NTC Launches 'Final Assault' on Gadhafi Stronghold

Libya's NTC Launches 'Final Assault' on Gadhafi Stronghold | African Conflicts | Scoop.it
Libyan interim government fighters have launched what they say is the "final assault" on Sirte, one of the few remaining strongholds of former leader Moammar Gadhafi.Residents are pouring out of the the coastal town as National Transitional...
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Deadly Bombing in Mogadishu Marks Return of Al-Shabab

Deadly Bombing in Mogadishu Marks Return of Al-Shabab | African Conflicts | Scoop.it
The Somali militant group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb attack in Mogadishu that killed at least 60 people.
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Unrest in Southern Somali Town Suspends Flow of Aid

Unrest in Southern Somali Town Suspends Flow of Aid | African Conflicts | Scoop.it
The U.N. refugee agency says relief agencies have temporarily suspended aid in the town of Dhobley, on the Somali-Kenyan border because of fierce clashes between armed groups.  The agency warns the renewed fighting is worsening an already terrible...
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Countering Piracy At Sea: Use Of Force A Solution? - Analysis

Countering Piracy At Sea: Use Of Force A Solution? - Analysis | African Conflicts | Scoop.it
The use of military means to free hijacked ships in the Gulf of Aden off the Somalia coast, though successful, has resulted in retaliative action. A compre (Countering Piracy At Sea: Use Of Force A Solution?
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Terrorism Africa News: Al-Shabaab get twitter account | Terrorism In Africa

Terrorism Africa News: Al-Shabaab get twitter account | Terrorism In Africa | African Conflicts | Scoop.it
Terrorism Africa News: Al-Shabaab get twitter account and has begun to tweet heavily.
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Kenyan troops bogged down in Somalia

Kenyan troops bogged down in Somalia | African Conflicts | Scoop.it
One month into Kenya's military offensive against Somalia's extremist Shebab rebels, troops are bogged down in mud. (Tks @SOASalumni I hadn't seen this yet!
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Piracy in Gulf of Guinea tops Security Council debates - Coastweek

Piracy in Gulf of Guinea tops Security Council debatesCoastweekUNITED NATIONS (Xinhua) -- The UN Security Council on Wednesday held an open debate on the piracy in the Gulf of Guinea , a region rich in energy and mineral resources, turning the...
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President Ernest Koroma takes steps to end the culture of impunity and asks the ICC to monitor the conduct of political parties in Sierra Leone’s upcoming elections

President Ernest Koroma takes steps to end the culture of impunity and asks the ICC to monitor the conduct of political parties in Sierra Leone’s upcoming elections | African Conflicts | Scoop.it
MAKENI, SIERRA LEONE – In furtherance of efforts by government in bringing an end to the culture of impunity in Sierra Leone, President Dr.
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US Tries Women Accused of Funding Somali Terror Group

US Tries Women Accused of Funding Somali Terror Group | African Conflicts | Scoop.it
The trial has begun for two American women charged with raising money and recruiting fighters for the Somali militant group al-Shabab.Jury selection began Monday in the U.S.
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"Robin Hook": The Developmental Effects of Somali Piracy

Naval counter-piracy measures off Somalia have failed to change the incentives for pirates, raising calls for land-based approaches that may involve replacing piracy as a source of income. This paper evaluates the effects of ...
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Nigeria Pursuing Link Between Al-Qaida, Boko Haram

Nigeria Pursuing Link Between Al-Qaida, Boko Haram | African Conflicts | Scoop.it
Nigeria's government says Islamic militants in northern states are linked to al-Qaida-affiliated terrorists in the Sahel and in Somalia.
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ICG Civil War Concerns in Sudan

ICG Civil War Concerns in Sudan | African Conflicts | Scoop.it
Internally-displaced people flee after heavy gunfire broke out in Damazin in the Blue Nile state September 7, 2011.
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US Amb. Confident Liberians Will Choose Ballots Over Violence

US Amb. Confident Liberians Will Choose Ballots Over Violence | African Conflicts | Scoop.it
The US Ambassador to Liberia said she’s hopeful that Liberia’s upcoming presidential and legislative elections would be free, fair, and peaceful.
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Malawi Government asks police to probe right leaders over student death

Malawi Government asks police to probe right leaders over student death | African Conflicts | Scoop.it
Lilongwe – Malawi Minister of Information and Civic Education Patricia Kaliati has asked police to probe civil rights leaders for their hand in the death of Polytechnic student 25 year old Robert Chasowa. The fourth year mechanical engineering student...
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USAID Gives Additional Funding For Ethiopia Drought Relief

USAID Gives Additional Funding For Ethiopia Drought Relief | African Conflicts | Scoop.it
The United States has announced $127 million in additional funding for nutrition and drought alleviation programs in Ethiopia.
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Satellite photos bring world's eye to Sudanese conflicts

Satellite photos bring world's eye to Sudanese conflicts | African Conflicts | Scoop.it
Can netizen power and a satellite run by activists prevent a human tragedy in Sudan’s Blue Nile region?
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