[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Mali, South Sudan, Somalia, Mauritania, Djibouti, and Comoros Islands and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the On the Margins Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each month`s roundup to firstname.lastname@example.org.]
AGR signs MOU with SP Offshore for Work Offshore Comoros Islands Oil services company AGR has agreed to work with two Western oil companies to explore for offshore oil in the comoros.
Assemblée nationale : Adoption de la loi sur la protection des droits des personnes handicapéd The Comoran National Assembly has adopted a bill to protect the rights of handicapped citizens.
طهرانترضخللتحالفالعربيوتحولسفينةالمساعداتإلىجيبوتي Iran has complied with a request by the United States and its Arab allies to divert aid to Yemen to Djibouti.
الصينتمتنععنإجراءمحادثاتبشأنقاعدةفيجيبوتي China has refused to either confirm or deny that it is in talks with Djibouti for basing rights.
Djibouti President Warns of Yemen`s Regional Threat Risks Djiboutian President Ismail Omar Guelleh warned about the impact that the ongoing conflict in Yemen could have on the region.
IRENA 5-Year 100% Clean Energy Plan for "The Land of God" (aka Djibouti) The International Renewable Energy Agency is proposing a 5-year plan for renewable energy in Djibouti.
Five Soldiers Killed in Mali Rebel Attack Five Malian soldiers killed in a clash with rebels in the northern portion of the country.
Hollande Welcomes Signing of Algiers Agreement by CMA, Commends Algerian Mediation President Francois Hollande responded positively to news of a preliminary agreement to end the war in Mali.
Photo of the week: mining in Mali UNICEF photo of the week shows two young Malian men mining for gold with their hands.
Is Mali heating up again? John Campbell discusses the potential for Mali’s conflict to worsen if current peace negotiations are unsuccessful.
Why Peace Negotiations in Mali Will Not Succeed According to Sofia Sebastian, peace negotiations are unlikely to succeed in Mali because they overlook the economic ties between rebels, extremists, and smugglers.
What Do Africans Think of the Film ‘Timbuktu’ About Life Under Islamic Militants? Abdoulaye Bah discusses Malians’ reaction to Abderrahmane Sissako’s film “Timbuktu.”
Dubious Claims of Militant Training Camps in Mauritania Jeremy Keenan debunks the claim that ISIS, al-Qaeda, and Boko Haram are conducting joint training in Mauritania.
منتدىالمعارضةالموريتانيةيتجاوز «توقيعاتفاقمسبق» وينشغلبمسألةالضمانات Mauritanian opposition groups question the government’s commitment to genuine dialogue.
المعارضةالموريتانيةتُبديارتياحهابعدلقاءممثلينعنالموالاة Mauritanian opposition members expressed optimism after their meeting with government representatives, and planned to meet again.
Algeria: Diplomat At Mauritanian Embassy in Algeria Declared Persona Non Grata The First Secretary of the Mauritanian Embassy in Algeria has been expelled in an escalation of a dispute regarding drug trafficking.
بالفيديو.. مبايعة "المرابطون" الموريتانيةزعيم "داعش" A Mauritanian extremist group swears allegiance to ISIS.
Post-Election Mauritania: Is this the best time for fishing? Mauritania has abundant fishing stocks but agreements with EU and other states on fishing have yet to benefit local communities.
المنظمةالنسوية "لتواصل": المرأةالموريتانيةتعانيالتهميشوالاقصاء A Mauritanian feminist organization held an event highlighting the challenges faced by Mauritanian women.
موريتانياتدعوالاممالمتحدةإلىتموينغذائيمنتظمللاجئيمالي Mauritania called for the UN to assist in providing food to Malian refugees fleeing from the conflict.
اقرؤوهامنقبلانقطاعالكهرباء Evadel discusses how Mauritania is exporting electricity to Senegal despite facing its own domestic power shortages.
The growth of Islamism in Mauritania: should western allies worry? Sebastian Elischer argues Mauritanian fundamentalist groups have gained in power as a result of systematic government crackdowns and repression.
Somalia remains one of the largest, most complex emergencies, says country’s UN relief coordinator The UN Refugee Coordinator says that the situation in Somalia remains serious and complex.
Somali Women Somali blogger Soodhawoow shares her photos of Somali women wearing traditional dress.
How can Somali women take an equitable share in the leadership and engage in Somali politics? SomaliCurrent asks what can be done to increase the participation of women in Somali politics.
Somaliland`s return to authoritarianism Abdirahman Mohamed Dirye argues that Somaliland is becoming increasingly authoritarian.
Mogadishu 2015 Photos of Mogadishu from 2015 by noramsterdam.
Somali regions 2015 Photos from the regions of Somalia from 2015 showing ongoing reconstruction efforts by noramsterdam.
Puntland Doesn`t Need Amisom Troops on its Soil The autonomous region of Puntland says that it does not need African Union peacekeepers deployed there.
Somali Lawmakers Gear Up a Move to Ban Khat in Somalia Some Somali legislators are supporting a ban on Khat in Somalia after it was previously banned in the UK.
Elders Extend Term for Somaliland Administration Somaliland’s House of Elders controversially extended the term of President Silaanyo.
A New book about Finnish Somalis launched in Finland Yusuf Mubarak, Eva Nilsson, and Nikla Saxen have written a new study about Somalis living in Finland.
South Sudan gov’t rejects relocation of IDPs to rebel-held areas The South Sudanese government has opposed a UN-backed proposal to relocate refugees to the areas to which they want to relocate, including rebel-held areas.
South Sudan: arbitrary detention, torture Human Rights Watch accuses the South Sudanese government of arbitrarily detaining and torturing citizens.
South Sudan: the implications of the return of the G-10 Steve Paterno discusses the implications of members of the G-10 breakaway faction reunifying with the SPLM.