Category: Africa

Saudis list terrorists connected to Qatar, Turkey, & Iran

As part of fighting terrorism and closing its sources and expansion, On Friday, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain listed 59 individuals and 12 entities related to Qatar on its banned terrorist lists, including five Libyans who, since the revolution that toppled the Muammar Gaddafi regime, played dubious roles in Libya, contributed […]

Black Africans being ‘sold in Libyan slave markets’

West African migrants are being bought and sold openly in modern-day slave markets in Libya, survivors have told a UN agency helping them return home. Trafficked people passing through Libya have previously reported violence, extortion and slave labour. But the new testimony from the International Organization for Migration suggests that the trade in human beings […]

French, UN forces allegedly force girls to have sex with dogs

No fewer than 98 girls have reported sexual abuse by French soldiers and United Nations, UN, peacekeepers in Central African Republic, CAR. According to the Code Blue campaign, the girls in CAR reported that they were sexually abused by French soldiers and UN peacekeepers. Among the abused girls, three confessed to UN staff that they […]

French special forces waging ‘secret war’ in Libya: report

French emergence in Libya leading to enhanced EU military activity? The office of the chief of defense of the French military said it would not comment on the claims. For Patrick Haimzadeh, a former French diplomat stationed in Libya from 2001 to 2004, the revelations of France’s covert operations are no accident. “These are probably […]

U.S.-NATO intervention in Libya spread chaos to Mali

A hostage crisis is underway in Mali, where suspected Islamist militants have stormed a luxury hotel in the capital Bamako and taken over 180 people hostage. Malian special forces have launched a rescue operation and exchanged fire with the militants inside. Dozens of people have reportedly been freed, while at least three deaths have been […]

U.S. seeks N.Africa drone base to monitor Libya chaos

The United States is holding discussions with countries in North Africa about locating drones at a base there to heighten monitoring of Islamic State in Libya, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing a senior administration official. Such a base near Islamic State strongholds in Libya would help the United States “fill gaps in […]

“Mossad threatened cyber attack over anti-Israel campaign”

A newly-leaked document reveals that Israel’s spy agency threatened South Africa with a massive cyber attack, demanding it put an end to the growing anti-Israel campaign across the country. The documents show South Africa’s former finance minister received a cyber threat against the country’s banking and financial sectors from QUOTE unknown sources in 20-12. The […]

France ready to strike extremists on Libya border

France said Monday its troops south of Libya are ready to strike extremists crossing the border, but the speaker of Libya’s internationally recognized parliament rejected any Western military intervention in his country. International concern has been mounting over Libya, which is mired in its worst fighting since Western and Gulf-backed rebels overthrew dictator Moammar Gadhafi […]

Israelis wave black flags in protest against African refugees

Israelis hoisted an ISIS-inspired black and white flag in an anti-African march in Tel Aviv today, to protest a recent court ruling that rendered illegal a desert detention facility where African asylum seekers are being held without charge. The ISIS-style flags waved have the Hebrew word “bagatz,” meaning “High Court,” across the banners. Some of […]

U.S. policy in Africa about advancing own strategic interests

The commander of US forces in Africa held talks Tuesday in Nigeria as Washington sought to help the government in Abuja trace more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist militants. Gen. David Rodriguez, head of US Africa Command, flew to Nigeria on Monday as the United States confirmed it was flying manned surveillance aircraft over […]

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