Ugandan Forces Thwart al-Shabaab Attack

Ugandan Forces Thwart al-Shabaab Attack

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Ugandan security forces stopped a cell of Somalia’s al-Shabaab insurgents in the nation’s capital that was planning an imminent attack. Police arrested people…

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‘Homegrown’ Plane Takes to the Skies in South Africa

‘Homegrown’ Plane Takes to the Skies in South Africa

DEFENCEWEB A reconnaissance light aircraft built by a South African company has made its maiden flight and has become the first military aircraft fully designed and…

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Nigerian Naval Commander Hails Drop in Oil Theft

Nigerian Naval Commander Hails Drop in Oil Theft

The Nigerian Navy announced that crude oil theft fell 67 percent in 2014. Rear Adm. Charles Obiora-Medani, flag officer of Eastern Naval Command, said theft…

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ECOWAS Defense Chiefs Map Out Collaboration

ECOWAS Defense Chiefs Map Out Collaboration

ECOWAS Defense chiefs from across the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have pledged greater cooperation to combat shared threats. The September 2014 meeting…

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Mauritania’s Navy Unveils Five-Year Plan

Mauritania’s Navy Unveils Five-Year Plan

DEFENCEWEB The Mauritanian Navy has unveiled a five-year development plan that includes the acquisition of two 60-meter offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) and an undisclosed number…

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West African Nations Track Small Arms

West African Nations Track Small Arms

[ACTION ON ARMED VIOLENCE] ADF STAFF Several nations in West Africa are making major strides in complying with the Economic Community of West African States…

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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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