[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.]
Defense Minister of the Comoros: Relations with Iran have been cut definitively Comoran Defense Minister Yousuf Mohamed Ali claimed Iran had tried to interfere in the country’s affairs.
ICC prosecutor shuts door permanently on Mavi Marmara war crimes probe The ICC’s lead prosecutor declined a request by the Comoran government to carry out a probe into the attack on the Mavi Marmara.
IOM Supports Voluntary Humanitarian Return of 89 Comorian Migrants from Libya The UN IOM migration agency says it will help 89 Comoran refugees meet their needs in their home country.
Why PLA’s Djibouti base could be a threat to Taiwan Asia Times argues China is attempting to pressure Taiwan by opening up a military base in Djibouti.
زيارةمنجيبوتيالىتركيا Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh is scheduled to visit Turkey.
Sudan and Djibouti air flights discussed Senior officials from Djibouti and Sudan met to discuss the resumption of flights between the two countries.
Djibouti would welcome Turkish military base, Djiboutian ambassador says Djibouti’s ambassador to Turkey said his country would welcome a Turkish military presence.
Mali: Food Assistance Fact Sheet A fact sheet from ReliefWeb about the current state of relief efforts in Mali.
Mali Refugee Just Wants to Work but Hearing Loss Makes that Difficult Halima Abdoul is a refugee from Mali whose American employment prospects are hampered by hearing loss.
Mali shocked by resignation of Prime Minister Malian Prime Minister Idrissa Maiga announced his resignation in a move that caught observers by surprise.
Mali president names new PM after surprise govt resignation The President of Mali appointed a former Defense Minister to the premiership after former Prime Minister Idrissa Maiga resigned.
Landmine explosion kills 3 soldiers in Mali A landmine killed three Malian soldiers during a counterterrorism operation.
رئيسالجمهوريةيستقبلالرئيسالسابقللمكتبالسياسيلحركةالمقاومةالإسلاميةالفلسطينية The President of Mauritania met former Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh and stated his support.
الجمعيةالوطنيةتصادقعلىمشروعيقانونينيتعلقانباتفاقيتيقرضلتمويلمشاريعتنمويةفيالبلاد The Mauritanian national assembly approved two bills related to development projects in the country.
Jubbaland wins Somalia inter-states championship Jubbaland was able to secure the Somali inter-states championship with a victory over Punterland.
Somalia: UNDP accused of meddling in Somali politics Somali Senator Abdirahman Farale argued that the UNDP has interfered in Somali politics.
Somalia death toll reaches 512 The final death toll from the October bombing in Mogadishu has reached 512.
Graft, claims, poor training hurt Somalia security takeover from AU Somalia is making progress on security, but issues with training and inter-clan relationships have held back recent gains.
Why Somalia is al-Shabaab's playground Nurddin Farah offers his perspective on why al-Shabab has been able to establish a lasting base in Somalia.
Somalia: Somali Troops Storm the House of Senator Abdi Qeybdid in Mogadishu Soldiers of the Somali government stormed the residence of Abdi Hassan Awale known as (Abdi Qeybdid) in Mogadishu.
South Sudan Information Minister defiant about US sanctions The information minister of South Sudan, Michael Makuei has said he will continue in his role despite being the target of US sanctions.
Over 20 killed in inter clan war in South Sudan Intra-can warfare in South Sudan has caused 22 reported deaths.
South Sudan must seize the moment It is imperative that the South Sudan ceasefire provide a basis for lasting peace and development.