Worldwide Piracy Hits 20-Year Low

Worldwide Piracy Hits 20-Year Low

DEFENCEWEB Piracy across the world dropped in 2017 as officials reported a total of 180 attacks against ships to the International Maritime Bureau (IMB). This…

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Germany Helps Tanzania’s EFFORTS TO COMBAT Poaching

Germany Helps Tanzania’s EFFORTS TO COMBAT Poaching

DEFENCEWEB The German government donated two Husky fixed-wing light aircraft to the Tanzania National Parks and Tanzania Wildlife Authority to help combat wildlife poaching. The…

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U.S. Donation to Boost Cameroon’s  Boko Haram Fight

U.S. Donation to Boost Cameroon’s Boko Haram Fight

DEFENCEWEB The U.S. government donated 18 Toyota pickup trucks, a trailer truck, a front-end loader and other equipment to Cameroon’s military, which will use it…

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Sierra Leone Adds Boat to Halt Illegal Fishing

Sierra Leone Adds Boat to Halt Illegal Fishing

DEFENCEWEB Sierra Leone commissioned a new patrol boat to monitor fishing vessels and poachers in its territorial waters. President Ernest Bai Koroma presided over the…

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South Africa Partners with France to Patrol Remote Waters

South Africa Partners with France to Patrol Remote Waters

DEFENCEWEB South Africa and France announced an agreement for cooperative patrols in the southern Indian Ocean against illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing in each country’s…

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South Africa to Train DRC Soldiers

South Africa to Train DRC Soldiers

DEFENCEWEB The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has asked the South African military to help train Soldiers. It is not a new task for…

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TUNISIA Marks New Era with Locally Built Vessel

TUNISIA Marks New Era with Locally Built Vessel

DEFENCEWEB The Tunisian Navy has commissioned its first locally built patrol boat, the product of a partnership between the government and a shipbuilding company. The…

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Nigerian Navy Adds Four Ships

Nigerian Navy Adds Four Ships

The former U.S. Coast Guard cutter Gallatin was transferred to the Nigerian Navy during a ceremony in Charleston, South Carolina, in the United States. The…

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Drones Protect Rhinos  in Kruger National Park

Drones Protect Rhinos in Kruger National Park

DEFENCEWEB Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are flying hundreds of missions over South Africa’s Kruger National Park as part of a yearlong project to gauge their…

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South Africa, Partners to Grow Aviation Fuel

South Africa, Partners to Grow Aviation Fuel

DEFENCEWEB South African farmers in the Limpopo province hope to harvest a first crop of energy-rich Solaris plants to be used as aviation fuel. The…

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