Archived posts with tag ‘South Sudan’

Danger Room: Oil Dispute May Yield Africa’s Newest War

by ROBERT BECKHUSEN Weeks of fighting over a major disputed oil field along an ill-defined border between Sudan and the world’s newest nation, the breakaway Republic of South Sudan, has escalated to the brink of war. Welcome to Africa’s newest conflict, something the Obama administration worked hard to prevent. Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir — an [...]

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Pete’s Africa Round-Up

Gulf of Guinea
In what seems to be inspired by the hugely profitable pirating schemes in the waters surrounding Somalia, three cases of attempted piracy have been reported from the Gulf of Guinea. In all three cases, armed men attacked diesel tankers off the coast of Benin. In two cases the pirates successfully boarded the ships, but fled when patrol boats of the coast guard reacted to the distress calls of the crew.

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