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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Kenya Burns Illegal Weapons

Kenya Burns Illegal Weapons

REUTERS Kenya set fire to 5,250 illegal firearms as part of a national effort to fight crimes such as cattle rustling, carjacking and terrorism. The…

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Tunisia Sweeps Out Terror Cells

Tunisia Sweeps Out Terror Cells

REUTERS Tunisian security forces dismantled 160 terror cells in the first 10 months of 2016, about 45 percent more than during all of 2015, the…

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Uganda Makes History with Female General

Uganda Makes History with Female General

ADF STAFF A long-serving officer of the Uganda People’s Defence Force has been named the country’s first female major general. President Yoweri Museveni announced in…

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Tanzanian Military Helps Rebuild After Earthquake

Tanzanian Military Helps Rebuild After Earthquake

ADF STAFF The Tanzania People’s Defence Force (TPDF) is playing a key role in distributing aid and rebuilding infrastructure after the earthquake that struck the…

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Children Rescued from Boko Haram to ‘Cut the Cycle of Violence’

Children Rescued from Boko Haram to ‘Cut the Cycle of Violence’

ADF STAFF A Nigerian Army operation led to the release of 566 people from the hands of Boko Haram. Many of those released were children of…

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Mauritanian Authorities Seize a Ton of Cocaine

Mauritanian Authorities Seize a Ton of Cocaine

ADF STAFF A joint effort by Mauritanian security forces led to the seizure of 1 ton of cocaine at the Nouadhibou seaport. The Army, Coast…

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Kenya Pledges New Unit Will Leave No Soldier Behind

Kenya Pledges New Unit Will Leave No Soldier Behind

THE DAILY NATION, KENYA A new Kenya Air Force unit will operate behind enemy lines to ensure no Soldier is left on the battlefield, especially during…

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U.S. Donation Boosts Tunisia’s ISIS Fight

U.S. Donation Boosts Tunisia’s ISIS Fight

REUTERS The United States donated jeeps, communications technology and small aircraft to Tunisia to help protect the border with Libya, where ISIS has gained ground…

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Uganda Readies Mountain Soldiers

Uganda Readies Mountain Soldiers

THE DAILY MONITOR, UGANDA Uganda will establish a new specialized mountain warfare force to secure the nation’s mountainous regions. President Yoweri Museveni made the announcement…

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