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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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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Benin Joins Fight Against Boko Haram

Benin Joins Fight Against Boko Haram

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Benin’s president vowed to contribute 800 troops to a regional force to combat the Nigeria-based Islamic extremist group Boko Haram. Thomas Boni…

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