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Mali’s Army in a State of Emergency

Mali’s Army in a State of Emergency

AFRICANGLOBE – The Malian army once cut a disciplined image of a well-trained and well-equipped force. But its image as a model army was blown into smithereens under the shells of Tuareg traitors and their Arab allies.

Who are the Exemplary Armies in Africa?

AFRICANGLOBE – Structural problems within certain African armies have not obscured the overall quality, or progress in the past 10 years, for a few countries. After successfully contributing to the country’s transition from apartheid to a democracy, the South African army remains a continental force to reckon with, especially in the areas of aviation and transport.

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Why are African Armies So Bad?

The conflicts in Mali and Congo have yet again confirmed fears about how poorly equipped, badly commanded, ill trained and hated most African armies are. General Carter Ham head of AFRICOM – the U.S. military command for Africa – did not mince his words, when he briefed the Homeland Security Policy Institute

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Dumb Move: Army Force Mali’s Prime Minister to Resign

AFRICANGLOBE – Mali’s prime minister was forced to resign on Tuesday by the soldiers who staged a coup in March, complicating international efforts to help push Arab terrorists from the north of the country. Once a beacon of democracy in West Africa, Mali has been mired in crisis since Tuareg traitors and al Qaeda-linked Islamist […]

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Only the Congolese People Can Save Democratic Republic of the Congo

AFRICANGLOBE – M23, the 23 March movement, is the fourth incarnation of Paul Kagame’s proxy group for Rwanda’s territorial expansion and looting the natural resources of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The wily Rwandan strongman has perfected this game, first posing as Congo’s liberator from the Mobutu dictatorship through the Alliance des Forces […]

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Congo Rebels Loot Central Bank in Goma

Congo rebels have looted the central bank in Goma after refusing to withdraw from the city they captured last week. M23 fighters surrounded the bank early this afternoon, and were seen loading white bags into cars. The rebel soldiers looked nervous and ordered the journalists to leave the area. “They’re looting the bank,” a UN source […]

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Sudan Arrests Former Spy Chief and High Ranking Officers Over Plot

Sudan arrested its former spy chief and other senior military and security officers on Thursday after foiling what officials said was a plot to incite chaos and target leaders in the Arican state. Witnesses told reporters they saw army tanks and armoured vehicles moving down a main street in the centre of Khartoum around midnight, […]

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Should Rwanda Be on the UN Security Council?

Rwanda’s alleged support of rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo has raised concerns its presence on the Security Council could undermine rather than promote peace. On January 1, Rwanda will join Australia, Argentina, South Korea and Luxembourg as part of a new intake of non-permanent members on the United Nations Security Council. The council’s […]

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Will DR Congo and Rwanda Go to War?

AFRICANGLOBE – If the city of Goma falls to the marauding M23 rebels, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda may go to war, Kinshasa has warned. M23 rebels are believed to be on the verge of capturing one of the largest cities in eastern DRC in a development that could draw the two countries into a […]

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