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Problems Beyond Somalia and Zimbabwe
Delegation to Rwanda and other concerns Developing Story: AFRICOM Team to Assess Situation in the DRC!!! New Concerns About Nigeria The Visit by the SECSTATE The Sudan Hearings What to Do With Somalia? How It Ends!! Two Amendments that were Suprising Reason For Optimism Two other Problem Spots Some Other News That You Might Be Interested In..... A Nigerian Trial in New York New Legislation and the Return of an Old Argument A Briefing in Farmville and A Call for Washington The More Things Change........ General Ward Visits Africa The Paradox Known as Zimbabwe Saving Captain Phillips Next Stop For APS: Cameroon Restoration of Badly Needed Funds Restoration of Badly Needed Funds US Air Force: No Plans for No Fly Zone over Darfur Yet.......... A New Undersecretary of State for Africa is nominated. Operation Objective Voice Another Movement Organizes in the United States Enter the Boxer Rising Tensions and Hopes for Peace A Good Day in Danville,Virginia Report: AFRICOM helped plan Operation Lightning Thunder An Envoy is Needed in Darfur Right Away The First Strategies of the Administration The African Policy of President Obama A Policy Reccomendation that Makes Sense Darfur and Piracy Report: US Special Envoy to Sudan Asked for Military Force A New Policy For the Horn? Outgoing and Incoming Epidemic = Endgame? Updating Somali Disappearance Story Problems Beyond Somalia and Zimbabwe Africa Partnership Station 09 Report: Somalis Missing from Minneapolis MARFORAF is Now Formed Ospreys Over Africa What will President Obama Do for Africa? Breaking News: Secretary Frazier Goes to Kinshasa !!! US Envoy: More Peacekeepers for Darfur by the End of The YEAR!!! Concern over Women Should Extend Further than the DRC Why is the US Silent Regarding the DRC? The US and Malawi The US Relationship With Malawi AFRICOM No Missions in Somalia but Trains Cameroonian and EG Soldiers New African Advocacy Group Launches in USA What will McCain and Obama do for Africa? General Nkunda Angers Washington What Will McCain and Obama do for Africa? A New Strategy towards Angola? Of Pirates and Despots that Washington has to deal with..... The State Department Religious Freedom Report 08 Developing Story: US to Increase Aid to Somaliland West Africa: Forgotten Front in the War on Drugs? A "Crucial Window of Opportunity" Somali Protests at the Republican National Committee Why Passing H Res 765 is an excellent Idea What is the Status of IVAW? IVAW Where is the Congress on This? Feds End Refugee Program Due to Fraud How Much will the DOD and STATE Spend in Africa the Next Fiscal Year? Small Arms in Africa Breaking News: US to Extend TPS to Sudan!!!!!!!! Senator Durbin Speaks Up in Support of Press Freedom!!! We Abstain US Increases Sanctions Against Zimbabwe Tyrants v Rule of Law Active Month for the US at the UN Zim Campaign begins with a new threat against the US Ambassador Why H Res. 1227 is a Great Idea Another Secession Movement Approaches Washington Other Areas that the US should be concerned about US Aims to stop Chinese Arms from reaching Zimbabwe... Finally! Hypocrisy over Child Soldiers? Americans Held in Zimbabwe and Presidential Runoff Created Congo Lobby Day in Washington State Department Report on Human Rights has been released Islamists on the March in Somalia? Kenyans Angry with Hillary Clinton A Tale of Two Peaces MEND asks for US Mediation: Should the Administration do it? Will Somaliland Independence Bill Get Any Support on Capitol Hill? President Bush: Africa Has been a Priority New African Legislation being Discussed in Washington Child Soldiers being used by US Allies???? President Bush to ignore Key Allies in African Trip Terrorists Moving Around West Africa At will? US and Europe Criticized over Zimbabwe Again..... This is not a recording US to recgonize Somaliland??? US Military Trains Ugandans in Somalia and in Uganda !!!!!! Election Results leave Kenya in Turmoil!!!! Has Congress Dropped the Ball for Africa Also??? New Era in US-Nigerian Relations?? Gambia: Is this a Crisis Under the Radar?? Rally for Southern Cameroon in New York A New Turn in US-Zimbabwe Relations? Drug War going to West Africa? Is Ethiopia Jamming the VOA? Africa, The US and Iran: Could a US Strike provoke a War? Darfur: Can the US Save the UN Mission? US to support Nigerian Efforts in the Delta Rally for HR 2003 in Oklahoma!!! Central Africa Ethiopia & Eritrea Tensions could this become a US Proxy War? Assault on the Zimbabwean Church? AFRICOM what is its real Mission? Contact the Eagle Article Page Contact Me Archives

December 8,2008
The Mainstream Media has been Focused on Three Things in Africa.
The Brazen Acts of Piracy Off the Coast of Somalia that threatens to Shut Down a Vital Waterway to the World and has Brought Naval Elements from Several Countries including the United States to the Region.
The Spike in the Fighting in the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo that has Resulted in 3,100 More UN Peacekeepers being deployed and a New Round of Talks in Nairobi.
And the Cholera Outbreak in Zimbabwe. Will this be the Final Act in this Modern Tragedy.
But there are other Crises that are on the Back Burner that threaten to Erupt in the Near Future.

First of All Lets Discuss Sudan. The Situation in Darfur does not bode well for any Solution to be developed in the near future.
But there is another situation that threatens to Explode into Violence in the Near Future as well. This conclusion is easy to Reach as the Arms Embargo against Sudan is Broken Without a Second Thought.  And the Arms are not just being sold to the Sudanese Government either.
The Government of Southern Sudan has also been Acquiring Arms as well. As a Matter of Fact the Armor that was Seized by the Somali Pirates were purchased by GOSS.
Recently there has been Deployment of at least 6 Battalions of the Sudan Army into the Oil Rich Province of  Kordofan.
This is a Flash Point in the Making.


There are Several Crisis Spots in Africa that are Brewing at this time.

Another Location where Tensions are on the verge of erupting is Nigeria. Earlier this Month Christians and Muslims Clashed in the North over a Disputed Election.
Also the Situation in the Niger Delta does not show any sign of being resolved Anytime soon. There is a Similar situation in neighboring Cameroon in the Bakissa Peninsula as well. These Insurgencies that have Oil as a Primary Factor could increase over the next few years.
The Problems in Both Darfur and the Congo are Affecting Neighboring States as well. Insurgencies are active in Chad and the Central African Republic. A Peace Accord in Uganda is waiting for the Signature of the Leader of the LRA.
In West Africa Drug Trafficking and Corruption are Major Issues. The US and Other Countries have been Focused on Terrorism in this Region as well. President Jammeh of Gambia looks like He wants to be the next Robert Mugabe.
So which one will deteriorate first?

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