Author: Ben Mabande

Ethnic clashes in central Mali killed at least 13, wounded more

Military and civilian officials transport the dead. BAMAKO––News report from Mali say at least eight people have been killed in clashes between two of the West African country’s ethnic groups in the central region. Multiple sources on Monday said the recent outbreak of violence in the troubled desert region has put the country on a fast pace to another phase of tribal conflict in addition to war between the Tuareg and the Mali government on one hand and the one between jihadist militancy groups and the multinational force combating terrorism in the region. Eyewitnesses say clashes between the Fulani...

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Eight killed after a Military helicopter crashes in southern Senegal

DAKAR, Senegal––The Senegalese government has reported that at least eight people were killed when a military helicopter crashed into a field of mangroves. On Thursday, Col. Abdoul Ndiaye, a Senegalese army spokesman, confirmed the death toll and the incidence. The Military nor the government provided any immediate reason for the crash in the Fatick region of southern Senegal on Wednesday night. Some Senegalese officials had previously reported that there were more than a dozen others, including a journalist from Senegal’s state television, RTS, injured when the helicopter crashed, The Mi-17 helicopter was returning to Dakar after carrying passengers to a funeral...

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Malian PM arrives in Morocco for official visit

The prime minister of Mali, Soumyelou Boubeye Maiga PARIS, France – The prime minister of Mali, Soumyelou Boubeye Maiga arrived in Morocco for an official visit. Upon his arrival at the airport, the Malian Prime Minister was welcomed by his Moroccan counterpart Saad Eddine El Othmani. During his two-day visit, Maiga will discuss with Moroccan officials means to promote fruitful cooperation between the two countries in addition to issues of common interest such as security, fight against terrorism, climate change and illegal immigration. On the occasion of this visit, the two countries are expected to ink several cooperation agreements...

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Pentagon: Niger attack video shows terror group’s ‘depravity’

U.S. Defense Secretary General Jim Mattis NEW YORK–– The U.S. Pentagon on Monday said a graphic video captured by the helmet camera of one of the US soldiers killed in an ambush in Niger highlights the Islamic State group’s depravity. Footage of the video was released by the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group this week. The U.S. Defense Department “is aware of the alleged photos and IS propaganda video from the October 4, 2017, terrorist attack in Niger.  The release of these materials demonstrates the depravity of the enemy we are fighting,” the Pentagon said in a statement. Jihadist...

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Williams urges Liberians to support President Weah and his agenda

President George Manneh Weah NEW YORK —A Liberian professional based in the United States, Jones Nhinson Williams, has appealed to all Liberians to support President George Manneh Weah, his administration and governance agenda. Williams said the transformation of Liberia should never be the sole responsibility of the president and his officials of government.  Adding, all Liberians must get involved. Williams said Liberia faces security pressures and is at risk of explosion due to lapses in its homeland security structures.  The accomplished Liberian professional said: “In order for Liberia’s homeland security to be one that people need to trust and...

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George Weah First 100 Days

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