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France calls for more European troops for C.Africa mission

By Africadaily

French President Francois Hollande appealed on Friday for European countries to quickly provide enough troops for the delayed peacekeeping mission to the Central African Republic.

Turkish navy's long African tour at a time of crisis in Black Sea

Lale Kemal

Russia's de facto invasion of Ukraine's Autonomous Republic of Crimea on the Black Sea requires an increased military presence in the region from Turkey by deploying warships, for example.

'Cash box’ crops up in Turkey’s Africa opening

Fehim Taştekin

Somalia stands out among the countries where Turkey has sought to employ “soft power” as part of its “active” foreign policy. Public conscience is easy to mobilize for Somalia, a country that has become synonymous with hunger, and that is what Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan took advantage of on Aug. 19, 2011, when he landed in Mogadishu on a humanitarian aid mission as Turks back home resisted their own hunger during the Ramadan fast.

Europe's Sole Military Force: Giving France Respect Where It Is Due


A Commentary by Gregor Peter Schmitz in Brussels, 
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French troops line up in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic.
French troops are fighting in bloody conflicts around the world, most recently in the Central African Republic. Other EU members, including Germany, say they will now provide support for these deployments. It's high time.

Egypt fears Ethiopia Renaissance Dam threatens water supply

Walaa Hussein

Each year on Jan. 9, Egyptians celebrate the anniversary of the 1960 construction of the Aswan Dam, during the reign of late President Gamal Abdel Nasser. But this year’s 54th anniversary was quite different, tinged with fear about the dangerous effects that the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam — intended to be built on the Blue Nile — would have on the operations of the Aswan. The latter might be put out of commission for up to two years.

New territorial expansions?

Beril Dedeoglu

We were expecting the European Union to pursue its enlargement toward the east by making Turkey a full member, but Brussels has decided otherwise. Thanks to France, the EU has expanded toward the south, to the Indian Ocean.

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