Dutch military intelligence operatives deploy in Africa

dutch-intelligence-maliThe Dutch military is planning to deploy a team of dozens of military intelligence operatives in Africa in the coming weeks, part of a U.N. peacekeeping mission charged with stabilizing the terror-afflicted northern part of Mali and preventing the resurgence … Read the rest

Countdown to urgent elections after Mali ceasefire

mali_map2The clock is ticking for Mali as it scrambles to organise key elections in less than 40 days following a ceasefire deal between the government and separatist Tuareg rebels.

The agreement, reached on Tuesday after 10 days of tense negotiations, … Read the rest

Africa doesn’t need mediocre white coaches

Nigeria soccer coach Stephen Keshi has spoken out against the appointment of “mediocre” European coaches by African teams, ahead of his side’s tie with Mali

“I am never against white coaches in Africa,” said Keshi. “I am happy to work … Read the rest

Are Westerners behind terror in Africa?

Canada is investigating an allegation by the Algerian Prime Minister that one of its citizens co-ordinated the terror raid at the Saharan gas plant in which dozens of hostages were killed.

Westerners, including a man with blond hair and blue

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French war in Mali with hostage crisis in Algeria

French troops fought Islamist rebels in Mali while in neighbouring Algeria Al-Qaeda-linked fighters killed two people, took more than 40 foreign hostages and called for an end to France’s “crusade”.

Chad meanwhile announced it would be sending 2,000 soldiers to … Read the rest

SA to deploy reservists in Mali, DRC

Civilians who have undergone military training could soon be called up for active service and be deployed on potentially deadly peace-keeping operations.

The South African army – already overstretched by peacekeeping deployments across the continent – is fast preparing for … Read the rest