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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Naval Exercise Turns Real When Tanker is Hijacked

Naval Exercise Turns Real When Tanker is Hijacked

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS What was supposed to be a naval training maneuver off the coast of West Africa turned into a rescue mission when pirates…

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Kenya Strengthens Anti-Terror Fight with Armored Vehicles

Kenya Strengthens Anti-Terror Fight with Armored Vehicles

VOICE OF AMERICA Kenyan police added 30 armored personnel carriers (APCs) to be used in areas hit by terrorism. To protect and equip police officers,…

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Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea Combine Forces in the Gulf

Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea Combine Forces in the Gulf

REUTERS Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea signed an agreement to establish combined patrols to bolster security in the Gulf of Guinea, which has been plagued by…

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South African Navy Commander Makes History

South African Navy Commander Makes History

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Zimasa Mabela grew up under apartheid in a South African village just two hours’ drive from the ocean, but it wasn’t until age…

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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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Official Touts ECOWAS Counterterror Policies

Official Touts ECOWAS Counterterror Policies

VOICE OF AMERICA A senior official at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) said the group’s policies to combat violent extremism in the…

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Nigeria Puts ‘Eye’ on Gulf of Guinea

Nigeria Puts ‘Eye’ on Gulf of Guinea

THE MARITIME EXECUTIVE The Nigerian Navy is using an Israeli-designed, United Arab Emirates-built Falcon Eye mass surveillance system to track activity in the Gulf of…

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