One Army, One Nation

One Army, One Nation

Building the Somali National Army is essential to ridding the country of al-Shabaab — and the clock is ticking ADF STAFF It’s a bright day in the…

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Military Games are ‘All About Friendship’

Military Games are ‘All About Friendship’

The annual East African Community event has become a source of pride and bragging rights for participating countries ADF STAFF  | Photos by RWANDA DEFENCE…

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There is a Way Out

There is a Way Out

A Rehabilitation program offers fighters an exit from al-Shabaab BY JACOB DOYLE AND BERENIKA STEFANSKA Ahmed, the son of a fisherman, joined al-Shabaab in 2006 as a…

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Mali Organizes to Stop Terrorist Cells

Mali Organizes to Stop Terrorist Cells

The country works with neighbors and international organizations to stifle extremists and stop recruitment LT. MOHAMED KEITA/NATIONAL GENDARMERIE SCHOOLS COMMAND Photos by AFP/GETTY IMAGES Reducing…

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Telling a Better Story

Telling a Better Story

African Union Forces Must Use Counternarratives to Unravel Al-Shabaab’s Recruitment Messaging BY LT. Col. DEO AKIIKI, UGANDAN MINISTRY OF DEFENCE Lt. Col. Deo Akiiki is…

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Morocco Equestrian Event Fuses Art, History

Morocco Equestrian Event Fuses Art, History

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE The equestrian art known as tbourida, inspired by the historical charges of the cavalrymen of Morocco, fascinated painter Eugene Delacroix two centuries ago…

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Tunisia’s Hockey Team Takes African Cup

Tunisia’s Hockey Team Takes African Cup

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE With its beaches and year-round sun, Tunisia is not the most obvious home for the winter sport of ice hockey. But one man…

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Nigerian Ebola Movie Extols Moment of Heroism

Nigerian Ebola Movie Extols Moment of Heroism

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Hollywood plague movies usually are about a fictional viral outbreak that unleashes chaos and anarchy that can only be stopped by heroes who…

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Nigeria partners with Interpol to shut down scam network

Nigeria partners with Interpol to shut down scam network

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Officials arrested a Nigerian man behind an online fraud network that engineered $60 million in scams and took in hundreds of victims worldwide….

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Japan Plans $30B Investment in Africa

Japan Plans $30B Investment in Africa

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Japan announced plans to invest $30 billion in African projects by 2018, including $10 billion in infrastructure development. The announcement came at the…

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