Water Project Signals Hope for Malian Town

Water Project Signals Hope for Malian Town

The Malian military drilled a well to provide drinking water to schoolchildren in a town badly affected by extremism. The project in Menaka, near the…

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Chinese Officials Arrested on Bribery Charges in Kenya

Chinese Officials Arrested on Bribery Charges in Kenya

Kenyan authorities arrested seven officials with the China Road and Bridge Corp. and accused them of bribing investigators who had been examining railway finances, Kenya’s…

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U.S. Gives Command-and-Control Facility to Niger

U.S. Gives Command-and-Control Facility to Niger

The United States handed over a command-and-control facility and equipment to Niger to support its fight against terrorism. The $16.5 million node will integrate intelligence,…

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SADC Mission Helps Stabilize Lesotho

SADC Mission Helps Stabilize Lesotho

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Soldiers who were sent to Lesotho in 2017 after the country’s top Army commander was killed withdrew from the area in November 2018….

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President of Comoros Greets Trained Recruits

President of Comoros Greets Trained Recruits

ADF STAFF Training for Comoran Soldiers and gendarmes can be tough — out of more than 900 people who enrolled in a training class, only…

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Joint Operation Cracks Down on Transnational Crime

Joint Operation Cracks Down on Transnational Crime

ADF STAFF Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana launched a joint security operation called Koudanlgou II in the southern and western areas of Burkina Faso….

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Ethiopian Air Force Deals Blow to Al-Shabaab

Ethiopian Air Force Deals Blow to Al-Shabaab

ADF STAFF Ethiopia’s Air Force bombed an al-Shabaab encampment, killing two of the group’s leaders. The January 24, 2019, bombing run in Bur Haybe, east…

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Kenya Rolls Out Police Reforms

Kenya Rolls Out Police Reforms

ADF STAFF Photo by AFP/GETTY IMAGES Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta announced sweeping reforms to the nation’s police force that change command structure, uniforms, housing and training….

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Nigerian Air Force Expands, Modernizes

Nigerian Air Force Expands, Modernizes

ADF STAFF Photo by AFP/GETTY IMAGES The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has acquired 30 aircraft and activated 13 grounded ones in the past three years in…

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CAR Defense Minister Hopes to Rebuild Military

CAR Defense Minister Hopes to Rebuild Military

VOICE OF AMERICA Photo by AFP/GETTY IMAGES Throughout nearly six years of civil war, the military of the Central African Republic (CAR) has struggled to restore…

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