11:42 [Global Research] (E)
Mali’s recent history has been a succession of disputed presidential elections, military coups, insurgencies, civil war and international conflicts. Although there are significant deposits of gold in the country, the country’s strategic location in the centre of the Sahel region of north western Africa and the emergence and rapid growth of ‘jihadist’ armed groups throughout the region following NATO’s overthrow of the Libyan government in 2011 are the main reasons the country has received more international attention than is usual for remote, impoverished African countries. The military coup staged in Mali last month is the second since 2012, and was prompted by many of the same fundamental factors and causes.
9:58 [21st Century Wire] (E)
This really should be one of the biggest public health scandals of the decade, but instead it’s given little attention – mainly because of the high-profile nature of the people and organisations involved. The United Nations has been forced to admit that a major international vaccine initiative is actually causing a deadly outbreak of the very disease it was supposed to wipe-out. While international organisations like the World Health Organization (WHO) will regularly boast about ‘eradicating polio’ with vaccines—the opposite seems to be the case, with vaccines causing the deaths of scores of young people living in Africa.
17:56 [South Front] (E)
Turkey is looking for opportunities to shift the current balance of power in Libya after its proxies failed to break the Libyan National Army defenses and capture the port city of Sirte in northern Libya in an off-the-cuff advance. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu announced on Saturday 25 July that Turkey had signed a military cooperation agreement with Niger during his visit to the African nation, where he held meetings with a number of officials and discussed the effects of the Libyan situation on the region.
11:29 [Health Impact News] (E)
VoiceTV Nigeria released a video this week warning Africans about Bill Gates’ vaccine plans for the continent, while also exposing the agenda of the Rockefeller Foundation. The video has already been viewed over 350,000 thousand times in the past few days. The video has an image of Ghana President Akufo-Addo, but the audio is someone else’s voice addressing “Dear fellow Ghanaians.” Some believe it is a Pastor or religious leader. This has drawn some criticism, as President Akufo-Addo publicly continues to endorse efforts to combat the COVID Plandemic. But should this surprise anyone after the President of Burundi, Pierre Nkurunziza, was found dead shortly after he called COVID a “hoax” and kicked the World Health Organization out of his country?
9:56 [Fort Russ] (E)
CAIRO – The Egyptian armed forces are preparing a large-scale invasion of neighboring Libya, where the Turkish-backed Government of National Accord (GNA), led by Faiz Saraj and in league with the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood, continues to attack the free city of Sirte and the Jufra air base, which have previously been liberated by the Libyan National Army (LNA) led by one-time Gaddafi ally Marshal Khalifa Haftar.
17:57 [Grain] (E)
The recently ratified African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) looms over Africa. An initiative of the African Union, this mega free trade deal aims to consolidate African markets, boost trade between African countries, and ultimately encourage and reinforce regional integration. The proponents of AfCFTA say it will transform the continent into an economic powerhouse. But, let’s focus on just one category of the population, one that is pre-eminent in agriculture: what does this trade deal mean for African women and their role in the continent’s food production and trade?
9:58 [Ahmed Bensaada] (E)
Une foule dense, une ambiance festive, des jeunes dans la fleur de l’âge, des slogans incisifs, de l’humour subtil et corrosif, le « retiré » d’une charmante ballerine posant pour la postérité , des jeunes qui balaient les rues après les marches, d’autres embrassant des policiers ou leur offrant des fleurs, des bouteilles d’eau distribuées aux manifestants, un couple qui esquisse un pas de danse dans une rue d’Alger  …
9:50 [South Front] (E)
A brief overview of the recent developments in Libya
11:05 [Moon of Alabama] (E)
The war to its west would be against Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) which threatens to extend itself from west Libya to the Egyptian border. The war to its south would be against Ethiopia which will soon start to fill its Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) with Nil water that Egypt needs to survive.
10:10 [Moon of Alabama] (E)
Russia sees its involvement in the conflict as an adjudicator. It wants to reestablish its long term business interests in Libya which had fallen to the wayside after the war the U.S., UK and France waged against country in 2011. It has sold weapons to Hafter through the UAE and has allowed Russian mercenaries to take part in the war on the side of Haftar`s LNA.
11:05 [South Front] (E)
A new round of intense fighting has broken out between the Libyan National Army (LNA) and Turkish-backed forces near Tripoli. During the past few days, fighters from the Government of National Accord (GNA) and Syrian militants supported by the Turkish military carried out several attacks on Tripoli’s Airport attempting to capture it from the LNA. At one point, Turkish-led forces even entered the territory of the airport but failed to secure their gains and were forced to retreat. The key facility south of Tripoli remained in the hands of LNA troops. As a result of the clashes, the GNA captured a T-72 battle tank, destroyed at least 2 LNA vehicles and lost about a dozen fighters.
20:11 [Indian Punchline] (E)
Le grand jeu en Libye a commencé à s’emballer, les États-Unis se débarrassent de leur ambivalence stratégique et recourent à un rôle proactif. Au début de cette semaine, le Pentagone a marqué une escalade dramatique en accusant Moscou de soutenir des mercenaires liés au Kremlin qui aideraient le chef de guerre Khalifa Haftar en Libye. Dans une déclaration extraordinaire du 26 mai, le Commandement Américain pour l’Afrique (AFRICOM) a déclaré que des avions de combat ont été envoyés la semaine dernière de Russie vers l’est de la Libye, vers une base contrôlée par Haftar, dans le sillage de son offensive pour prendre le pouvoir à Tripoli, où il a récemment subi un revers majeur en raison de l’aide militaire de la Turquie au Gouvernement d’Accord National Libyen soutenu par l’ONU.