Sahel Countries Unite Against Terror

Sahel Countries Unite Against Terror

REUTERS Five countries in the Sahel are setting up a security bloc to crack down on trafficking, terror and other cross-border crimes. The force assembled by…

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Algeria Declares Itself Mine-Free

Algeria Declares Itself Mine-Free

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Algeria announced that it has destroyed the last of its stock of anti-personnel mines, 10 months after fully demining the entire country. A…

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Puntland Forces Intercept Weapons

Puntland Forces Intercept Weapons

REUTERS Maritime police from Somalia’s semiautonomous region of Puntland seized a boat loaded with weapons from Yemen. Puntland authorities displayed dozens of anti-aircraft guns, machine…

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Cameroon, Nigeria Cite Productive Naval Partnership

Cameroon, Nigeria Cite Productive Naval Partnership

VOICE OF AMERICA Cameroon and Nigeria are touting a naval partnership that lets them clamp down on piracy, trafficking and illegal fishing. The latest success…

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South African Air Force Fights Wildfires

South African Air Force Fights Wildfires

SOUTH AFRICAN RESERVE FORCE COUNCIL South African Air Force (SAAF) helicopters performed emergency firefighting and rescue operations in Western Cape in June 2017. Over the…

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Nigeria Beefs Up Air Fleet

Nigeria Beefs Up Air Fleet

NEWS AGENCY OF NIGERIA The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has acquired new helicopters and is reactivating old aircraft to better combat security challenges in the…

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Malawi Calls on Army to Protect Forests

Malawi Calls on Army to Protect Forests

THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION Malawi’s government is trying a new strategy to protect its fast-dwindling forests: sending in the Army. With deforestation threatening the capital’s water…

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Joint Patrol Signals New Era in Mali

Joint Patrol Signals New Era in Mali

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Malian Soldiers and former Tuareg rebels staged their first joint patrol in northern Mali, a key step in a 2015 peace agreement…

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tunisian coast guard seizes HUGE cocaine shipment

tunisian coast guard seizes HUGE cocaine shipment

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Tunisia’s Coast Guard seized 31 kilograms of pure cocaine, valued at more than $6 million, off the Mediterranean coast. The March 2017 bust…

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Signs of Progress as Cameroon-Nigeria Border Reopens

Signs of Progress as Cameroon-Nigeria Border Reopens

VOICE OF AMERICA The border between Nigeria and Cameroon has been fully reopened for the first time in three years. Officials from the two countries…

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