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How The Army Ostracized Me For My Own Hair

AFRICANGLOBE - When I read the army regulation and endured words like “unkempt” and “matted” used to define my natural hair, I was reminded of the pain and humiliation I, too, endured before I voluntarily departed the Army five years ago.

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.

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

M23 Rebels Commanded by Rwanda’s Defense Minister – UN Report

AFRICANGLOBE - The escalation of conflict in Congo by M23 rebels may signal a panic by Rwanda over its failed bid to get the United...

Rebel Fighters in the DR Congo Enter Goma

A rebel group in the Democratic Republic of Congo seized strategic parts of the eastern, mineral-rich city of Goma today, and is reportedly moving...

Congo: Rebels Advance On Eastern Capital of Goma

United Nations peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today continued to assist the national army to halt the advance of the...

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...

Rebels Ambush Sudanese Military Convoy in North Darfur

Two Darfur rebel groups said they destroyed a Sudanese military convoy after an ambush held on Friday in the road linking the capitals of...

U.S. Impatient With Weak African Response to Mali Crisis

Despite growing western concerns about the continuing reign in northern Mali by an Al Qaeda-linked group, analysts here say it will take months before...