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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U.S. Supports Peacekeeping With Vehicle Donations to Uganda

U.S. Supports Peacekeeping With Vehicle Donations to Uganda

DEFENCEWEB As part of a push to support counterinsurgency and peacekeeping efforts, the United States donated equipment and vehicles to the Uganda People’s Defence Force…

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SADC Shows United  Front in Poaching Fight

SADC Shows United Front in Poaching Fight

DEFENCEWEB Six Southern African Development Community (SADC) states agreed to strengthen cooperation to battle the scourge of poaching, particularly that of rhinos and elephants. The…

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Ethiopia Plans to Rebuild Navy

Ethiopia Plans to Rebuild Navy

REUTERS Landlocked Ethiopia, which lost its access to the Red Sea nearly three decades ago, plans to build a Navy as part of military reforms. …

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