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More Algerians Arrive to Support Al-Qaeda In Northern Mali

AFRICANGLOBE - Several dozen Algerian terrorists have arrived in Timbuktu to support armed Arab groups controlling northern Mali, who have toughened their application of...

Mali Becoming Terrorism Safe Haven Says UN Chief

United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon warned on Wednesday that Mali was becoming a safe haven for Arab “terrorist and criminal” groups as West African...

Into Africa – American War On Terror’s Newest Frontier

The US government's heightened preoccupation with "terrorists" is out of proportion with the threat these groups actually pose to the United States. So what...

U.S. Military Operations In Africa On the Rise

The U.S. military is expanding its secret intelligence operations across Africa, establishing a network of small air bases to spy on terrorist hideouts from...

Timbuktu: From Fabled African City to Arab Militant Stronghold

When turban-swathed Tuareg rebels swept into Timbuktu to plant their flag in newly conquered northern Mali, they found very few tourists in the bars,...

Al-Qaeda Using Mali Crisis to Expand, France Warns

France warned the seizure of northern Mali by a Tuareg-led rebellion was playing into the hands of local al Qaeda units, urging neighbours including...

Al-Qaeda Chief Buying Arms in Libya

One of al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb’s (AQIM’s) top leaders is allegedly in Libya to buy weapons, according to Malian security sources. “Mokhtar Belmokhtar,...

U.S. Ponders Re-Arming Amisom Amid Al-Shabaab and Al-Qaeda Merger

The United States is considering additional assistance to the African Union military mission in Somalia (Amisom) in the wake of an announced merger between...

Al-Qaeda’s North Africa Branch Now in Possesion of Libyan Weapons

Al-Qaeda's North Africa franchise acknowledged it had acquired part of slain Libyan dictator Moamer Kadhafi's arsenal, in comments by one of its leaders quoted Wednesday.

U.S. Expanding Network of Drone Bases to Hit Somalia, Yemen

As Somalia undergoes its worst famine in six decades and Yemen slides into civil war, the administration of President Barack Obama is expanding its network of bases to carry out drone strikes against suspected terrorists in both countries, according to reports published in two major U.S. newspapers Thursday.

Al-Qaeda Retreats in Mali

A joint force involving around a thousand Malian and Mauritanian soldiers began a sweep through the border region in late June after reports that al-Qaeda's North African wing, al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, was setting up new bases.
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