Google to Open AI Research Center in Ghana

Google to Open AI Research Center in Ghana

Reading Time: < 1 minute ADF STAFF Google plans to open its first artificial intelligence (AI) center on the African continent. The center, which was slated to open in 2018…

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Tourists Return to Tunisia After Terror Attacks

Tourists Return to Tunisia After Terror Attacks

Reading Time: < 1 minute AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Tunisia’s tourism industry, hard hit by terror attacks in 2015, is rebounding, with revenues up nearly a third in the beginning of 2018,…

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EU to Train Libyan Coast Guard

EU to Train Libyan Coast Guard

Reading Time: < 1 minute REUTERS The European Union plans to rapidly expand the training of Libyan Coast Guard personnel to stem migrant flows to Italy and to reduce deaths…

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Ghana, U.S. Strengthen Partnership for Disaster Response

Ghana, U.S. Strengthen Partnership for Disaster Response

Reading Time: < 1 minute GHANA NEWS AGENCY Security professionals in Ghana and their counterparts from U.S. Africa Command held a forum to better prepare for disasters. The event focused…

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Germany Donates Patrol Boats  for Fight Against Boko Haram

Germany Donates Patrol Boats for Fight Against Boko Haram

Reading Time: < 1 minute DEFENCEWEB Germany has given five patrol boats to the Nigerian Navy, which will use them to patrol Lake Chad and coastal creeks and deltas. The…

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Worldwide Piracy Hits 20-Year Low

Worldwide Piracy Hits 20-Year Low

Reading Time: 1 minute DEFENCEWEB Piracy across the world dropped in 2017 as officials reported a total of 180 attacks against ships to the International Maritime Bureau (IMB). This…

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Blind Ethiopian Activist Battles for the Disabled

Blind Ethiopian Activist Battles for the Disabled

Reading Time: 2 minutes AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Yetnebersh Nigussie’s first battle for disability rights was in law school, when she successfully pushed university administrators to provide Braille textbooks for blind…

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Somalia Opens Counterextremism Center

Somalia Opens Counterextremism Center

Reading Time: < 1 minute VOICE OF AMERICA Somalia’s government has launched a digital counterextremism center that aims to dissuade young Somalis from supporting militant groups such as al-Shabaab and…

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U.N. Moves to Reform peacekeeping missions

U.N. Moves to Reform peacekeeping missions

Reading Time: 2 minutes THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The United Nations Security Council has backed reforms to reduce inefficiencies, corruption and abuse in far-flung peacekeeping operations. Although many peacekeeping missions…

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French-Led Exercise Seeks Security in Gulf of Guinea

French-Led Exercise Seeks Security in Gulf of Guinea

Reading Time: 2 minutes AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE The French Navy conducted a series of 10-day regional exercises named African NEMO (Navy’s Exercise for Maritime Operations) from the Dixmude aircraft carrier….

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