Kenyan Police Foil Bomb Plot

Kenyan Police Foil Bomb Plot

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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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