DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 23, 2010, 11:25 PM (GMT+02:00)
Egypt's Hosni Mubarak and Libya's Muammar Qaddafi both visited Khartoum ahead of the January 9 self-determination referenda in oil-rich South Sudan and the province of Abyei. But Mubarak cares more about keeping his control of Nile waters intact, whereas Qaddafi's concerns focus on a rich fuel resource falling under ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 14, 2008, 6:15 PM (GMT+02:00)
On Oct. 3, DEBKA-Net-Weekly 367 reported that the capture of the Ukrainian arms vessel, Faina, had placed Somali piracy at the center of the war on terror. On Oct. 9, sixteen days after the Faina's capture, NATO defense ministers meeting in Budapest finally agreed to send warships "soon" to ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 5, 2008, 9:20 AM (GMT+02:00)
This announcement Wednesday, Oct. 1, may signal the end of the standoff surrounding the pirates holding the Ukrainian Faina, crew and its arms freight.
The US warship Howard of the US Navy's 5th Fleet and European vessels have surrounded the distressed freighter since Sunday, Sept. 28.
debkafile's sources reported ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 17, 2008, 12:04 PM (GMT+02:00)
US Democratic nominee Sen. Barack Obama Tuesday, July 15, said the top of his to-do list if he wins the race to the White House will be to pull US troops out of Iraq as soon as possible, 16 months, and redeploy two combat brigades to fight the real threats ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 16, 2008, 9:49 AM (GMT+02:00)
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Iran jumped in with gusto to meet Sudan president Omar al-Bashir's application for a military package including arms and training of his army. The application was received after the horrendous Darfur tragedy and Khartoum's backing for Chad rebels finally convinced Sudan's traditional ...
Sudan-backed Chad rebels seize capital from several directions after fierce fighting with government forces<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 3, 2008, 9:07 PM (GMT+02:00)
According to some reports, troops of the United Military command of the rebel alliance were already in the presidential palace and ransacking parliament in Ndjamena Saturday, Feb. 2. A French military source later said Chadian government forces had beaten back the rebels surrounding the presidential palace.
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<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span>: Three people injured in shooting attack on empty Israeli embassy building in Nouakchott before dawn Friday<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 3, 2008, 7:56 AM (GMT+02:00)
Half a dozen gunmen yelling Allah Akhbar - locals or an al Qaeda-linked band - shot up the empty Israeli embassy building before dawn Feb. 1. The Mauritanian security guards on duty returned the fire. Some weeks ago, debkafile reports, the Israeli embassy staff and their families were ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 17, 2008, 9:23 AM (GMT+02:00)
The attack Tuesday, Jan. 15, left another 18 people injured, including a local embassy employee. The State Department spokesman in Washington, Sean McCormack, said two embassy employees including the driver were in the vehicle damaged in the blast. The driver was slightly injured. There were no US diplomats or citizens ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 14, 2007, 2:34 AM (GMT+02:00)
Ali Iman Sharmake, owners of HornAfric radio and television station died Saturday when his car exploded on his way back from the funeral of a leading radio presenter, Mahad Ahmed Elmi, who had been shot dead.
Al Qaeda warns Muslims to stay away from government sites in "enemies of Allah" countries of North Africa<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 26, 2007, 8:49 AM (GMT+02:00)
The Al Qaeda Movement in the Islamic Countries of the Maghreb claims over the Internet: "The mujahedin have many hidden surprises...in the countries of the Islamic Maghreb, which will come in an escalating sequence." It warns "our Muslim brothers" to stay away from "centers of the official apostates as well ...
Hundreds of Ethiopian troop reinforcements re-enter Somalia to save capital Mogadishu as death toll rises to 380
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 4, 2007, 10:53 AM (GMT+02:00)
Last week, Ethiopia withdrew two-thirds of the force which backed the Somali government's takeover from Islamist rebels earlier this year. The African Union peacekeepers who replaced them have been unable to damp down the fierce fighting in the capital, the worst seen there for 15 years, according to the Red ...
The UN nuclear watchdog and Kinshasa government investigate disappearance of 100 bars of uranium believed smuggled to Iran<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 16, 2007, 1:52 PM (GMT+02:00)
The DR Congo newspaper Le Phare reported the uranium was removed from the nuclear center in Kinshasa as "part of a vast trafficking operation."
The DR Congo's commissioner for atomic energy Prof. Fortunat Lumu and an associate have been arrested for allegedly belonging to an international network set up to mine ...
Ethiopia accuses Eritrean soldiers of kidnapping 5 Britons and 13 Ethiopians from remote Afar region
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 6, 2007, 6:54 PM (GMT+02:00)
The 5 French tourists who also disappeared have apparently been located. Ismael Ali Sero, governor of Afar, accused Eritrean commandos from the Arat military training camp of making off with the British-Ethiopian group Wednesday night after blowing up four vehicles and two homes with RPGs.
Sudan denies the International Criminal Court jurisdiction on two suspects named for war crimes in Darfur<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 28, 2007, 11:46 PM (GMT+02:00)
Justice minister Mohamed Ali al-Mardi rejected the court prosecutor's charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity against former Sudanese junior interior minister Ahmed Muhammed Harun and Ali Mohammed Ali Abd-al Rahman, a janjaweed militia leader. They are suspected of 51 counts of indiscriminate attacks against the civilian population, murder, ...
As violence surges in Mogadishu, the Security Council approves an African Union peacekeeping force for Somalia <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 22, 2007, 8:03 AM (GMT+02:00)
The AU is urged to contribute to the 8,000-strong force approved, to be boosted by a UN contingent within six months.
At least 10 people were killed Monday in the heaviest exchange of fire since the Islamist Courts were routed by Somali government forces last year. Government and Ethiopian troops shelled ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 7, 2007, 10:47 PM (GMT+02:00)
US defense secretary Robert Gates said President George W. Bush had approved the plan for a special command to coordinate operations and counter threats from the continent, especially in war-torn areas like Somalia, by means of a more integrated approach. Currently, Africa is divided between Central Command, European Command and ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 27, 2005, 10:41 PM (GMT+02:00)
Amid rampant unemployment (est. 70%), repression, unbridled lawlessness, hunger, intimidation and an unchecked, untreated AIDS epidemic, Zimbabweans go to the polls Thursday, March 31. So secretive, brutal and repressive is the quarter-of-a-century old regime of President Robert Mugabe, 81, and his all-powerful ZANU PF party, that no one believes in ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 28, 2003, 11:05 PM (GMT+02:00)
mg class="picture" src="/dynmedia/pictures/Fazul.jpg" align="right" border="0">Al Qaeda is again setting its sights on Kenya. The United States has just finished building a spanking new embassy complex in Nairobi with the last word in counter-terror devices, a model for every American legation in the world. It replaces the building al Qaeda blasted ...
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