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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Libyan Army Gets 200 Humvees from United States

Libyan Army Gets 200 Humvees from United States

DEFENCEWEB The Libyan Army has taken delivery of 200 high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicles, commonly known as Humvees, for use in border patrol and security duties….

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Mauritania, Niger Sign Defense Pact

Mauritania, Niger Sign Defense Pact

MAGHAREBIA.COM Mauritania and Niger signed a military cooperation agreement in Nouakchott in August 2013 that both sides hope will help combat terrorism in the Sahel….

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Morocco Takes Down al-Qaida Cell

Morocco Takes Down al-Qaida Cell

MAGHAREBIA.COM Moroccan officers from the General Directorate for Territorial Surveillance arrested four members of a terrorist cell operating in Tiznit, Fez, Meknes and Taounat, the…

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