East African Nations Pledge 5,000 Troops for Standby Force

East African Nations Pledge 5,000 Troops for Standby Force

DEFENCEWEB The Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF) is one step closer to becoming a reality. Ten nations have pledged to contribute a total of three…

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Africa Surpasses Asia in Ivory Seizures

Africa Surpasses Asia in Ivory Seizures

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE African countries are clamping down on ivory smuggling, with large seizures for the first time exceeding those made in prime destination Asia, U.N….

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Kenyan Police Foil Bomb Plot

Kenyan Police Foil Bomb Plot

SABAHIONLINE.COM Kenyan police arrested two men in March 2014 who were illegally driving a vehicle in Mombasa that was later discovered to be packed with…

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Countries in Lake Chad Region Create Joint Task Force

Countries in Lake Chad Region Create Joint Task Force

VOICE OF AMERICA The countries around Lake Chad in Central Africa say they are expanding a joint task force to combat arms trafficking, terrorism and…

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Nigerian Navy Destroys Illegal Oil Refineries

Nigerian Navy Destroys Illegal Oil Refineries

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Nigerian Navy announced in March 2014 that it had destroyed 260 illegal oil refineries and burned 100,000 tons of contraband fuel…

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Algeria, Tunisia Mobilize to Secure Borders

Algeria, Tunisia Mobilize to Secure Borders

MAGHAREBIA.COM In a move described as the largest border mobilization in recent history, Algeria announced in October 2013 that it would send thousands of troops…

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Nigeria Plans to Build, Export Military Vessels

Nigeria Plans to Build, Export Military Vessels

ADF STAFF The Nigerian Navy announced plans to build commercial warships that can be exported to other African countries. Vice Adm. Dele Ezeoba, Nigeria’s chief…

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U.S. Partners with Libya to Train Soldiers

U.S. Partners with Libya to Train Soldiers

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The U.S. Department of Defense announced plans to train 5,000 to 8,000 Libyan Soldiers in a continuing effort to bolster security in…

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Ghana Seizes Cocaine at Sea

Ghana Seizes Cocaine at Sea

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE In November 2013, Ghanaian authorities impounded a South American ship carrying 400 kilograms of cocaine and arrested its five-member crew, according to the…

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Algerian Army takes on Drug Trafficking

Algerian Army takes on Drug Trafficking

REUTERS Algeria has put the Army in charge of fighting drug trafficking, identified as the country’s top national security threat. “We are waging a war….

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