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AU Warns of 6,000 Returning Extremists

AU Warns of 6,000 Returning Extremists

Reading Time: < 1 minute REUTERS Up to 6,000 Africans who fought for ISIS in Iraq and Syria could return home, the African Union’s top security official warned, calling on…

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Morocco Launches First Surveillance Satellite

Morocco Launches First Surveillance Satellite

Reading Time: < 1 minute THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Morocco launched its first observation satellite, which will be used for military activities, border and coastline surveillance, and monitoring desertification. The Mohammed…

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Sahel Countries Unite Against Terror

Sahel Countries Unite Against Terror

Reading Time: 2 minutes REUTERS Five countries in the Sahel are setting up a security bloc to crack down on trafficking, terror and other cross-border crimes. The force assembled by…

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Algeria Declares Itself Mine-Free

Algeria Declares Itself Mine-Free

Reading Time: < 1 minute AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Algeria announced that it has destroyed the last of its stock of anti-personnel mines, 10 months after fully demining the entire country. A…

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Puntland Forces Intercept Weapons

Puntland Forces Intercept Weapons

Reading Time: < 1 minute REUTERS Maritime police from Somalia’s semiautonomous region of Puntland seized a boat loaded with weapons from Yemen. Puntland authorities displayed dozens of anti-aircraft guns, machine…

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Cameroon, Nigeria Cite Productive Naval Partnership

Cameroon, Nigeria Cite Productive Naval Partnership

Reading Time: 2 minutes VOICE OF AMERICA Cameroon and Nigeria are touting a naval partnership that lets them clamp down on piracy, trafficking and illegal fishing. The latest success…

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South African Air Force Fights Wildfires

South African Air Force Fights Wildfires

Reading Time: < 1 minute SOUTH AFRICAN RESERVE FORCE COUNCIL South African Air Force (SAAF) helicopters performed emergency firefighting and rescue operations in Western Cape in June 2017. Over the…

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Nigeria Beefs Up Air Fleet

Nigeria Beefs Up Air Fleet

Reading Time: < 1 minute NEWS AGENCY OF NIGERIA The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has acquired new helicopters and is reactivating old aircraft to better combat security challenges in the…

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Malawi Calls on Army to Protect Forests

Malawi Calls on Army to Protect Forests

Reading Time: 2 minutes THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION Malawi’s government is trying a new strategy to protect its fast-dwindling forests: sending in the Army. With deforestation threatening the capital’s water…

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Joint Patrol Signals New Era in Mali

Joint Patrol Signals New Era in Mali

Reading Time: 2 minutes THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Malian Soldiers and former Tuareg rebels staged their first joint patrol in northern Mali, a key step in a 2015 peace agreement…

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