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A scaring situation as Hezbollah, al Qaida Lebanese connection roams West Africa and Latin America with billions

November 9, 2016 What seems to be a scaring situation is slowly crawling on the West Coast of Africa, with classified information that billions of United Dollars are being circulated by al Qaida and Hezbollah operatives with the intent to win support among leaders of some West African States. A report featured by the Pulitzer [...]

By |November 9th, 2016|Latin America, Mauritania, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone|

How maintaining library in Sierra Leone helps Iran propagate its own version of Shi’ism

Ayatollah Khomeni Relief Foundation, whose headquarters is in Tehran, has a branch in Sierra Leone. It finances some of the activities through Iran's Cultural Centre in Sierra Leone. (Track Persia) Track Persia- October 2, 2016 Iranian cultural influence in west Africa is growing rapidly. Iran has maintained cultural centres in several countries in [...]

By |October 2nd, 2016|Sierra Leone|

Iran is spreading its own version of Shi’i Islam in Sierra Leone

Shi’ism in Sierra Leone has been targeted by Iran’s theocratic regime aiming at spreading its own version of Shi’i Islam based on the Shi’i theory of wilyat al-faqih. (Track Persia) August 11, 2016 Sierra Leone is not is a strict Muslim state as its citizens have the freedom of embracing any faith. Islam [...]

By |August 11th, 2016|Sierra Leone|

Iranian businesses are booming in Sierra Leone

Arian Expo 2016 in Freetown lasted two months. (Track Persia) August 2, 2016 Sierra Leone is one of the countries in the African continent Islamic Republic of Iran has an embassy or a diplomatic mission. The relationship between the two countries is getting stronger as there have been many Iranian manufactured products on [...]

By |August 2nd, 2016|Sierra Leone|

Iran’s Zarif to set off for West Africa

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif waves after a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, June 10, 2016. (REUTERS) July 24, 2016 Iran's sponsored Press TV reported that Zarif will leave Tehran on Sunday at the head of a politico-economic delegation for a six-day visit. Zarif is reported that he plans [...]

By |July 24th, 2016|Djibouti, Eritrea, Mauritania, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan|

Iran using humanitarian projects to increase influence in Sierra Leone, proxy Hezbollah maintaining diamond trade

Iranian women clinic in Sierra Leone. (TrackPersia)     July 7, 2016 Iran’s influence in Sierra Leone has risen over the last few years. To increase its influence in this poor African county and avoid US-led UN economic sanctions imposed since 1990s, the Islamic Republic of Iran has targeted economic development projects in [...]

By |July 7th, 2016|Lebanon, Sierra Leone|

Iran and Hezbollah’s Exploitation of Africa

  Hezbollah supporters carry portraits of the founder of Iran’s Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini (left), and supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, as they march in the southern Lebanese town of Kfar Hatta on March 18. (AFP) June 18, 2016 Leveraging the Lebanese Diaspora Much of the Lebanese diaspora business community in Africa [...]

By |June 18th, 2016|Djibouti, Eritrea, Kenya, Mauritania, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Western Sahara|

Iran in talks on building Sierra Leone oil refinery

December 7, 2015 A senior National Iranian Oil Engineering Company (NIOEC) official said on Monday that negotiations were underway with the West African country of Sierra Leone to build an oil refinery. Aliasgar Sajedi, the company's director, further said that several rounds of negotiations have been held with countries in Europe, Asia and Africa to [...]

By |December 7th, 2015|Sierra Leone|

The Islamic Movement and Iranian intelligence activities in Nigeria

By Jacob Zenn October 24, 2013 Since the Islamic revolution in 1979, Iran has promoted “Khomeinism”[1] as one of its foreign policy tools in the Muslim world. Despite Nigeria’s geographic and cultural distance from Iran, there is no region outside of the Middle East where Iran’s ideology has a greater impact than in northern Nigeria. Nigeria’s [...]

By |October 24th, 2013|Nigeria, Sierra Leone|

The Iran/Hezbollah Strategic and Terrorist Threat to Africa

  Members of Lebanon’s Shia Hezbollah movement stand at attention in the southern town of Bisariyeh, last August. (AFP) March 28, 2012 by Karmon, Ely (Dr.) Abstract This paper summarizes the information concerning the Iranian, and Hezbollah, presence and activities in Africa and attempts to evaluate the importance of Africa in the overall [...]

By |March 28th, 2012|Djibouti, Eritrea, Kenya, Lebanon, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan|