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32 battalion racists? Most of 32 battalion members where blacks from Angola. Koevoet all so employed more blacks than normal. Really poorly researched article. But at least they called koevoet a police unit. Most see cammo and heavy weapons and think army.
I agree, a bit of too much imagination and not enough research by the journalist

The wrong shade of black?
There is a good book about 32 battalion by it's creator col Jan Breytenbach
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Last I read, the mercenaries are kicking ass. That's very good news.
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Chad's President Idriss Deby has said the fight against Boko Haram militants is being hampered by poor co-ordination between his country and Nigeria.
Mr Deby said that some progress had been made since Chad intervened against the Islamist insurgents.
But had the two countries' armies worked together Boko Haram would have been wiped out by now, he said.

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STTEP has been making huge gains, haven't they? Hundreds rescued, sadly of whom 90% are "obviously pregnant". (Maybe the other 10% are still in the early stages so it's not yet obvious)
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Nigeria has banned all cars, public transport, horses, donkeys and camels in Borno state to prevent an attack by militant group Boko Haram over the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday.
The ban came into effect on Wednesday evening and lasts until Friday.
Borno is where the Boko Haram insurgency began and on Sunday at least 54 people died in a triple bombing in the state capital Maiduguri.


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32 battalion racists? Most of 32 battalion members where blacks from Angola. Koevoet all so employed more blacks than normal. Really poorly researched article. But at least they called koevoet a police unit. Most see cammo and heavy weapons and think army.
"Koevoet" in Dutch means Breaking Iron (as well as "one foot of a cow" obviously) -

Same in in Afrikaans ? If so it's a very suitable name for a policing unit
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Some 200 members of the Boko Haram Islamist militant group have given themselves up, in the biggest such surrender, Nigeria's army says.
The fighters are said to have handed themselves over in the town of Banki on the border with Cameroon.
The military earlier said the town had been recaptured from Boko Haram but there is no independent confirmation.
Some 17,000 people are said to have been killed in the six-year insurgency, mainly in northern Nigeria.
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Nigeria's military has announced a reprieve for 66 soldiers who had been sentenced to death for refusing to fight Boko Haram.
The soldiers, who were to be killed by a firing squad, will each serve 10 years in prison.
They were convicted by court martial over their refusal to drive down a road at night after dozens of colleagues died in a Boko Haram ambush.
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Any news on the Nigerian Army attempting to retake some of these BH held areas in Adamawa state? I'm thinking of visiting the region sometime this year.
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BH does not hold any city for long and they in the area. A travel warning is there forva reason.
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Sergio's quote above reminds me that, in traditional Maori warrior society, their view of running from a battle was quite different.

They saw punishment for such behaviour as counter-productive.

Because the society they lived in placed bravery on a battlefield at a fairly high level, those that ran were mostly in a minority. It was bad for their MANA (dignity)

However, when Europeans arrived, and the Maori observed them putting to death or punishing those that ran, their attitude was...

"Let them run. Later on, when the shock has passed, and they are shamed by their people for their actions, they will fight twice as hard at the next encounter to recover their good name and dignity."

Its a wise policy.

The Nigerians should take a leaf from the Maori way of doing things when fighting enemies. Imprisonment or execution merely gives them one choice of death over another choice of death, and decides the issue for them. They will always run if the circumstances warrant it, and they feel they can get away.

Rules for Brushfire Wars of this scale should be the same as the small scale tribal fighting of the Maori. Obviously, the Nigerian government and military feel differently.

Mind you, on a large scale, (like the Eastern Front in WW2), these attitudes do not work so well. The more people involved, especially coming from a society like the Russians have, with the attitude that "Mother Russia has sons enough", engenders a more direct brutality for a mass audience. In a society with many people, its far easier to disappear into that society, and seek out like minded people who have no such moral rules of engagement, little caring that the deserter ran.
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NIGERIA:

12 high ranking Nigerian officers, including 6 generals, have today come under the observation of nigerian "authorities" for embezzelment of Army funding, (running into millions of american dollar), allocated to Nigeria by foriegn governments for the purpose of buying equipment for the Army, so that it may continue its "fight" against Boko Haram.

The accused have been cited as funnelling the said monies into their own bank accounts.

Another example of Africans "helping themselves".

With this sort of attitude from the "legitimate government, is it any wonder Boko haram still does basically as it pleases in Nigeria.

And I suppose the African Union, (I got it right this time), will sit on its haunches and do NOTHING as per usual, blaming as many others as possible, and a lack of funds, for their inaction to deal with nigeria's self imposed problems.

If this is an example of Africa "Doing Bloody well", then no wonder all the rich and educated want to leave the place.

disgraceful.
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What say YOU...Great example of African "self government".

they wouldn't know how to run a Tea Room!
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What do you want the AU to do. This is a internal mater.

Some locals got caught wither there hands in the cookie jar in a country known to be corrupt by African standards.

Any case it not a uniquely African affair

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