Category Africa

What Happens When You Lift Sanctions On Iran? South Africa Eyes Missile System Sale To Iran

This is what happens when you lift sanctions against Iran.  RCP https://www.tasnimnews.com/en/news/2017/03/19/1360946/south-africa-eyes-missile-system-sale-to-iran-report  South Africa Eyes Missile System Sale to Iran: Report News ID: 1360946 Service: Defense  March, 19, 2017 – 14:58 TEHRAN (Tasnim) – South Africa is seeking to sell surface-to-air missile system to the Islamic Republic of Iran, a report said. According to the report […]

Bill Gates: Bioterrorism Could Kill More Than Nuclear War — But No One Is Ready To Deal With It

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/02/18/bill-gates-bioterrorism-could-kill-more-than-nuclear-war-but-no-one-is-ready-to-deal-with-it/?hpid=hp_hp-more-top-stories_bioterror316pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.63310f3483d5 Bill Gates: Bioterrorism Could Kill More Than Nuclear War — But No One Is Ready To Deal With It By Avi Selk  February 18 at 1:42 PM   Bill Gates warns world leaders of bioterrorism threat Embed  Share  Play Video0:46 Speaking at the Munich Security Conference on Feb.18, Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates said the […]

China Leverages Base In Djibouti For Extending Its Reach In Africa

http://m.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2060971/all-aboard-africas-heartland-train-built-china?utm_source=edm&utm_medium=edm&utm_content=20170111&utm_campaign=scmp_today All aboard for Africa’s heartland – on a train built in China Inaugural journey on 750km line from Djibouti and the Suez Canal to landlocked Ethiopian capital LAURA ZHOU IN DJIBOUTI LAURA.ZHOU@SCMP.COM PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 10 January, 2017, 11:38pm UPDATED : Wednesday, 11 January, 2017, 9:50am Passengers rush to make the train’s first departure […]

Germany Has 7,000 Terror Suspects At Large & Is Finding It ‘Almost Impossible’ To Monitor Them, Former U.K. Intelligence Chief Says; Historian Max Hastings Warns By-Product Of Mass Migration May Lead To Continent-Wide War

  http://www.fortunascorner.com        It’s Christmas Eve, I apologize.  I hope to write something  uplifting and aspirational in the next few days.  I wish there was better news on the terrorism front; but, the greatest migration and diaspora since WWII is unfolding across Europe, and is also reaching America’s shores, as militant jihadism seeks […]

The U.S. Pivot To Nowhere

Offiziere.ch Security Policy – Armed Forces – Media http://www.offiziere.ch/?p=29981 The U.S. Pivot To Nowhere   Posted on October 21, 2016   by Patrick Truffer. He graduated from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Affairs and completes a Master of Arts program in International Relations at the Freie Universität Berlin. In […]

American Hybrid Warfare: Somalia As A Case Study In The Real American Way Of War In 2016

American Hybrid Warfare: Somalia As A Case Study In The Real American Way Of War In 2016 lawfareblog.com By Robert Chesney  Monday, October 17, 2016, 7:06 AM The front page of the New York Times carried a story this Sunday that would have commanded the news cycle many years ago. It describes in previously-unappreciated detail the complex nature and large […]

In Somalia, U.S. Escalates A Shadow War

Excerpts: About 200 to 300 American Special Operations troops work with soldiers from Somalia and other African nations like Kenya and Uganda to carry out more than a half-dozen raids per month, according to senior American military officials. The operations are a combination of ground raids and drone strikes. The Navy’s classified SEAL Team 6 […]

In Africa, The U.S. Military Sees Enemies Everywhere

  https://theintercept.com/2016/07/11/in-africa-u-s-military-sees-enemies-everywhere/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Defense%20EBB%2007-12-16&utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Early%20Bird%20Brief Photo: U.S. Africa Command IN AFRICA, THE U.S. MILITARY SEES ENEMIES EVERYWHERE Nick Turse July 11 2016, 10:03 a.m. FROM EAST TO WEST across Africa, 1,700 Navy SEALs, Army Green Berets, and other military personnel are carrying out 78 distinct “mission sets” in more than 20 nations, according to documents obtained by The Intercept via the Freedom […]

Oil And Precious Metals Outshine Stocks; Top Firms Turning Bearish On Stocks

Oil And Precious Metals Outshine Stocks; Top Firms Turning Bearish .com www.fortunascorner      As CNBC’s website this evening notes, “U.S. oil ends at fresh 2016 highs on Nigeria sabotage and crude stockpile draw-down.  West Texas Crude (WTI) closed above the $50 mark, up 87 cents, or +1.73 percent, to $51.53 — its third straight […]

Chinese Navy Logistics Base In Djibouti Will Drive Other Investment

http://m.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1959471/chinese-navy-logistics-base-djibouti-will-drive-other?utm_source=edm&utm_medium=edm&utm_content=20160531&utm_campaign=scmp_today Chinese Navy Logistics Base In Djibouti Will Drive Other Investment, Says Adviser But arrival of PLA will mark the fourth foreign military presence in tiny but strategic Horn of Africa nation WENDY WU WENDY.WU@SCMP.COM PUBLISHED : Monday, 30 May, 2016, 5:59pm UPDATED : Monday, 30 May, 2016, 6:03pm The Chinese heavy-lift ship Zhen Hua […]