Reports from Africa – January 19, 2013
Mali: Ecowas Solicits UN Logistics, Financial Support – 19 JANUARY 2013
- ECOWAS leaders on Saturday in Abidjan called on the UN Security Council to fast track the release of logistics and financial packages to support Africa-led Mission in Mali (AFISMA).
Nigeria: Emir of Kano, Ado Bayero Attacked – BY ABDULSALAM MUHAMMAD, 19 JANUARY 2013
- Kano — The Emir of Kano, Ado Bayero Saturday survived an attack launched by unknown gunmen on his convoy at Masalaci Murtala in Kano metropolis.
- Washington, DC — Mali, only recently seen as a model African democracy, has crashed onto the stage of world attention, bringing formidable challenges for the international community. Whether to follow France’s bold lead with direct troop intervention; whether to provide intelligence, military or logistical aid; how to support Algeria’s diplomatic efforts – all are questions being debated by leaders at the United Nations, the African Union, the European Union and in capitals around the world.
- Abuja — Nigerian Air Force (NAF) in continuation of its forces deployment to Mali has sent two Alpha Jets to strengthen the ECOWAS intervention force battling extremist rebel forces in Mali’s northern flank.