24 Jun 2009

Uganda ready to back Somalia

Uganda is ready to send more troops to Somalia, where the government is facing a fierce onslaught by Islamist insurgents, a senior government official said Tuesday. Full Story

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24 Jun 2009

Kenya: More border security over Somalia threat

For the umpteenth time – the government has moved to reassure its citizens of heightened security along its borders following threats of invasion by Somali Islamist militants. Full Story

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24 Jun 2009

Israel in plan to expand West Bank settlement

Ehud Barak, Israel’s defence minister, has approved a plan to construct hundreds of new homes in an unauthorised outpost in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, an Israeli rights group said on Tuesday in a report that appeared to defy Washington’s calls for a freeze on settlement growth. Full Story

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24 Jun 2009

Assassination in Pakistan exposes Taliban rifts

The assassination of the leader of a renegade Pakistani Taliban faction by one of his own men Tuesday underscores a growing rift in the ranks of the militant group as it braces for an impending army assault in the volatile northwest. Full Story

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24 Jun 2009

Sheik Aways calls for AMISOM troops to leave Somali country

Sheik Hassan Dahir Aweys, the chairman of the Islamist organization of Hisbul Islam has held a press conference in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Monday and called for the AU forces AMISOM to leave the country. Full Story

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24 Jun 2009

Nigeria: Militant leader arrested

The leader of a Nigerian militant group in the oil rich Niger Delta has been arrested, a separate rebel movement announced on Wednesday. Full Story

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24 Jun 2009

Roadside Bomb Kills 3 Aid Workers in Northern Afghanistan

A roadside bomb on Tuesday killed three Afghan aid workers with a partner organization of the United Nations refugee agency in a relatively peaceful northern province, a sign of the militants’ continuing efforts to extend their reach in the country. The three aid workers were driving in Jowzjan Province when

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24 Jun 2009

Uganda: UPDF Officer Urges Kenya to Disarm Pokot Warriors

The Uganda People’s Defence Forces 3rd Division Commander has urged Kenyan leaders to follow Uganda’s example and disarm Pokot warriors to end cross-border cattle raids. Full Story

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24 Jun 2009

Traffic increases along 'Cocaine Coast'

If you know what’s good for you, fisherman Teodoro Contreras says, stay away from certain places after sunset on the beaches of Mexico’s southern coast. From the resort city of Acapulco to the Guatemala border, this region has become Mexico’s “Cocaine Coast,” the main destination for drug-carrying speedboats, planes and

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24 Jun 2009

57 PAF officials arrested over links with terrorists

Over 50 Pakistan Air Force (PAF) officials have been court marshaled following arrest on charges of having links with terrorists while an important PAF official who is also wanted is at large. Full Story

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