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UN Security Council Authorizes African-Led Intervention Force in Mali

UN Security Council Authorizes African-Led Intervention Force in Mali

AFRICANGLOBE – The Security Council yesterday authorized the deployment of an African-led International Support Mission in Mali, to be known as AFISMA, for an initial period of one year to assist the authorities in recovering rebel-held regions in the north and restoring the unity of the country.

Niger’s President Backs Intervention in Mali

AFRICANGLOBE – The crisis in northern Mali could enter a new chapter this week. Malian officials are expected to meet with delegations from two of the terrorist groups in the north, while the U.N. Security Council plans to consider a plan for regional military intervention to Mali. West Africa leaders continue their “carrot-and-stick” approach against […]

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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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UN Deploys Attack Helicopters Against M23 Rebels in Congo

AFRICANGLOBE – The UN Security Council, meeting in an emergency session on Saturday, strongly condemned the latest attacks by the M23 rebel group, which displaced more civilians in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and prompted the United Nations peacekeeping force there to deploy attack helicopters to support the national army. Early this morning, […]

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South Sudan Formally Accepts Abyei Administration

South Sudan said on Sunday it has sent official notification to the African Union High Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) declaring its acceptance of the nomination lists by the Sudanese government based on the June 2011 agreement which calls for the establishment of an interim administration without preconditions. The letter dated 24 July 2011, which bears […]

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McCain Criticizes Powell’s for Endorsing Obama

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has grown increasingly outspoken as Election Day draws closer, criticizing former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s support of President Barack Obama for this year’s election during a pair of media appearances during the week. “I’m just saddened because, you know, I used to be a great admirer of Colin Powell. We […]

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Mali War Plan to Be Ready Within Weeks

An African plan for military intervention in Mali to help government troops reclaim territory from Arab terrorist will be ready within weeks, the head of the African Union (AU) said on Wednesday. Mali remains paralysed by twin crises, with the leadership in Bamako still divided since a March coup that toppled the president and the […]

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France to Propose Mali Resolution at UN

France will soon propose a resolution to the Security Council paving the way for United Nations approval of military intervention in Mali, the French ambassador says. The text will combine “a military and political response” to the crisis in the west African country and appeal for dialogue between Bamako and Islamists controlling the north of […]

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Sudans Governments Approve Addis Ababa Deal

The cabinets of Sudan and South Sudan have approved the agreements the two countries recently signed relating to issues resulting from South Sudan’s independence last year. South Sudan’s cabinet approved the deal on Saturday followed by the Sudanese Council of Ministers approving the agreement in an emergency session held on Sunday. In Juba the South […]

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