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Senegal President Threatens to Send Troops into Gambia

Following the Casamance rebel attack of December 21, 2011, Senegal President Abdoulaye Wade ordered his troops to pursue the rebels, even if that meant entering into neighboring Gambia. President Wade, among others, believes Gambia is a long-time supporter of the MFDC rebels.  Prior rebel attacks over the years have resulted in armed incursions by Senegalese […]

Kenya Invasion of Somalia Update 10.18.11

al-Shabab War in Somalia Update: After the disintigration of the Islamic Courts Union (ICU) after the U.S.-aided Ethiopian Invasion of 2006, the al-Shabab militia became the leading Islamist military group. In 2007, Shabab publicly aligned itself with al-Qaida, and has waged a bloody guerrilla war against the TFG government forces and the African Union troops […]

Kenya Intervenes in Somalia. Is This At America’s Bidding?

Kenyan forces intervene in southern Somalia to battle the al-Shabab Islamist militia.  Shabab has engaged in terrorist activities in Somalia, Uganda, and Kenya, and is allied with al-Qaida. Kenya and the Transitional Somali government are supported by the United States.  And, can it be a coincidence that this intervention by an American-allied African nation takes […]

Drone War in Somalia against al-Qaida escalates

New York Times Article on the escalating drone war against al-Qaida and Shahab in Somalia at http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/02/world/africa/02somalia.html

Ivory Coast Civil War

The First Ivory Coast Civil War (2002-2007) http://www.historyguy.com/ivory_coast_civil_war_first.htm   French Soldiers on duty in Ivory Coast Ivory Coast (Cote d Ivorie) Civil War (Sept. 19, 2002-2007)Rebel soldiers (who later called themselves the Patriotic Movement of Ivory Coast (MPCI) launched a coordinated, nation-wide attack on forces loyal to President Laurent Gbagbo. Loyalist forces held onto the […]

Libya Revolution Events February 24, 2011

Events in Libya February 24, 2011: –Forces loyal to the Libyan government counter-attacked rebels in the town of Zawiya, 30 miles west of Tripoli, and at the small airport outside Misrata, Libya’s third largest city. –World oil prices reached $120 a barrel due to concerns over the violence in Libya and the fear of further […]

Nigerian Rebels Attack Oil Pipeline

Nigerian Rebels Claim Attack on Oil Pipeline The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta blamed the resumption of the attacks on the suspended peace talks due to President Umaru Yar’Adua’s absence. December 19, 2009 The rebel group responsible for most of the attacks in Nigeria’s oil producing region claims to have destroyed a […]

Wars of Southern Africa

From http://www.historyguy.com/wars_of_southern_africa.htm The region of Southern Africa has a bloody history of wars against colonial and racist rule, as well as prolonged civil wars after independence. Many of the conflicts from the 1960s through the 1980s were strongly influenced by the Cold War between the Western Powers and the Soviet Union and its allies, in […]

Chadian Rebels Clash with Government Forces in the Capital

Chad Rebels Declare War on France