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Saturday, June 10, 2017

15 African Countries Currently at War

Africa has 54 countries, there are 15 African countries fighting wars and involved with perpetual terrorism violence. Sadly 27% of people on the African continent are directly affected by bloodshed, mayhem and post traumatic stress.


War, what is it good for?

There are over 1.2 billion people living in Africa; 44.5 million live with daily threats of terrorism and war. According to the Africa Sun News as of June 2017, there are fifteen African countries involved in war, or are experiencing post-war conflict and tension.


War in Africa


·        In West Africa, the countries include Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Togo.

·        In East Africa, the countries include Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, and Uganda.

·        In Central Africa, the countries include Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Rwanda.

·        In North Africa, the country is Algeria and in South Africa, the countries include Angola and Zimbabwe.


Skyline beyond the northern suburbs of Mogadishu is seen through a bullet hole
Somalia is almost five times the size of Alabama; slightly smaller than Texas

The skyline beyond the northern suburbs of Mogadishu is seen through a bullet hole in the window of a hotel in Yaaqshiid District, where African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) forces have pushed Al Shabaab militants beyond the city's northern fringes to the outskirts of the Somalia seaside in 2011.


Ansongo Mali, the Barkhane French operation war against terrorism photo shows the daily life of French soldiers in the 2013 launch against terrorism
Mali is located in interior Western Africa, southwest of Algeria, north of Guinea, Cote d'Ivoire, and Burkina Faso, west of Niger

Ansongo Mali, the Barkhane French operation war against terrorism photo shows the daily life of French soldiers in the 2013 launch against terrorism. During 4 months, 32 soldiers live together in the desert. 


Children stare at the remnant of a mortar projectile recently abandoned in the Alabassi camp for Internally Displaced People, in Mellit, North Darfur
Darfur in western Sudan

Aftermath of fighting in Sudan's North Darfur on March 25, 2014; children stare at the remnant of a mortar projectile recently abandoned in the Alabassi camp for Internally Displaced People, in Mellit, North Darfur following clashes in early March.4 April is International Day of Mine Awareness in Darfur.

A woman and her young children stand in the evening light at an Internally Displaced People settlement in South Galkayo, Somalia with armed police standing guard.
Somalia is located in Eastern Africa, bordering the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean, east of Ethiopia

A woman and her young children stand in the evening light at an Internally Displaced People settlement in South Galkayo, Somalia with armed police standing guard. Thousands of people have been internally displaced from the South of Somalia and Mogadishu by renewed fighting in the region since the Transitional Federal Government, backed by the Ethiopians seized control from the Islamic Court in January 2007.


South Sudan Defense Forces soldiers and a woman carry their belongings along the road from Agok to Turalei South Sudan
South Sudan is located in East-Central Africa; south of Sudan, north of Uganda and Kenya, west of Ethiopia

South Sudan Defense Forces soldiers and a woman carry their belongings along the road from Agok to Turalei South Sudan. The U.N. estimates 76,000 Abyei area residents fled south when Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF of the Republic of Sudan tanks invaded on Saturday May 21, 2011 creating a humanitarian crisis. On May 16, 2017, the South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Mayardit renamed the army from Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) to South Sudan Defense Forces.

A Burundian officer serving with the African Union Mission in Somalia gestures with a Somali man August 6, 2012, in front of a war damaged building opposite the Aruba Hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu

A Burundian officer serving with the African Union Mission in Somalia gestures with a Somali man August 6, 2012, in front of a war damaged building opposite the Aruba Hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu. August 6, 2012, is the one-year anniversary marking the date that Al-Qaeda-affiliated extremist group Al Shabaab withdrew from fixed positions in Mogadishu after having steadily lost territory to forces of the Transitional Federal Government backed by troops from the African Union Mission in Somalia, ending their excessively harsh stranglehold on the capital and its people. 

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