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Analysis: Chaotic oil power Libya far from partition

Deep in Libya’s southern Sahara, tribal sheikhs crowded into a Bedouin tent last month to declare their remote province bordering Algeria would break away from the government in far-off Tripoli.

 Civil Security
Assassinations of Muslim clerics in Kenya boosting al Shabaab – Islamist

The killings of popular Muslim clerics in Kenya’s port city of Mombasa is strengthening support for Somali militants who massacred at least 67 people in a Nairobi shopping mall two weeks ago, a prominent Islamist said on Saturday.

 Diplomacy & Peace
Armageddon it

January appears to be statistically the month when Mankind was closest to experiencing Nuclear Armageddon. Indeed, as revealed in a recent article by The Guardian, on Jan 24, 1961 a B-52 broke apart in flight which led to the near detonation of an H-Bomb near Goldsboro, North Carolina.

 Defence Technology
Game changers: disruptive technology and US defence strategy

This month, the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) released a report focusing on the attractive although elusive concept of game changing technologies. The report is part of a larger project called NeXTech, led by the U.S Department of Defense’s (DoD) Rapid Reaction Technology Office.

 Diplomacy & Peace
Force Intervention Brigade “forced” M23 back to peace talks

After an aggressive new UN brigade in the eastern DRC scored a military victory over M23 rebels and forced them back to peace talks, UN peacekeepers are now turning their focus to two other equally dangerous armed groups.

 More News
  • Raid shows chaotic Libya a key militant haven
  • New York case offers insight into secret war against Somali militants
  • Fourteen killed in clashes in Central African Republic
  • Failure to reform army clouds Bissau’s bid to turn page on coup
  • Tuareg rebels rejoin peace process in northern Mali
  • Kenya says al Qaeda-trained Sudanese man helped lead mall attack
  • Kenyan military names Nairobi mall attackers seen on CCTV footage
  • U.S., Britain push Congo to prosecute soldiers over Minova rapes
  • Nigerian forces clash with Islamists, 20 people killed
  • Mauritanian opposition parties to boycott legislative election
  • U.S. sanctions Rwanda, others over child soldiers
  • Russia says embassy staff in Libya evacuated after attack
  • Analysis: Kenya’s intelligence work hurt by corruption, rivalries
  • Stretched forces leave Somali militants room to plot strikes
  • Around 20 more bodies found after Sicily migrant boat disaster
  • defenceWeb traffic sets new record
  • Sudan charges 35 with vandalism after anti-government riots
  • Madagascar crowd burn two Europeans to death over “organ trafficking”
  • Guinea opposition quits electoral commission, rejecting early vote count


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