SOLDIERS TO THE RESCUE

SOLDIERS TO THE RESCUE

Armed Forces Have The Skills And Tools To Respond To Crises ADF STAFF or years, when countries needed their armed forces’ help during natural disasters,…

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The Profession of Arms

The Profession of Arms

Building a Military Culture that Molds Ethical Leaders In a speech to graduating Air Force cadets, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, South Africa’s minister of defense, told the…

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A Legacy of Service

A Legacy of Service

One of Africa’s youngest militaries, the Botswana Defence Force, was formed with professionalism at its core Lt. Gen. Tebogo Masire was commander of the Botswana…

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Soldiers Train In The Shadow of A Real Threat

Soldiers Train In The Shadow of A Real Threat

Flintlock 2015 helps the Lake Chad region unite to fight Boko Haram For nearly a decade, special operations Soldiers have gathered in the Sahel for…

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An Interview with Brig. Gen. Zakaria Ngobongue

An Interview with Brig. Gen. Zakaria Ngobongue

The director of Flintlock 2015 talks about leading a military exercise with multiple armies and modern technology. Chadian Brig. Gen. Zakaria Ngobongue served as the…

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The Timelessness of Tea in the Sahara

The Timelessness of Tea in the Sahara

The historic city of Agadez, Niger, sits along the southern fringe of the Sahara, where nearly everything seems to take on the tan hue of…

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Military Adjusts Training for Changing Times

Military Adjusts Training for Changing Times

The African Conference of Commandants encourages militaries to learn from each other Dramatic changes in society used to be single events. The end of World War…

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True or False

True or False

Information and Communications Technology Helps Dispel Rumors in Kenya’s Volatile Tana Delta Kenya’s Tana River winds 1,000 kilometers out of the Aberdare Mountains. It twists and…

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Navigating The Human Terrain

Navigating The Human Terrain

Success for Soldiers Must Include Education in Addition to Basic Military Training An African Soldier deployed to the United Nations mission in the Central African Republic…

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Building Professional Police Forces

Building Professional Police Forces

Training and Strong Institutions Trump Mere Numbers Kenya was still reeling from a bloody 2013 attack on Nairobi’s Westgate Shopping Mall when al-Shabaab extremists unleashed…

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