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Diplomacy & Peace

SADC conducts military health exercise

SADC military health exerciseAnother part of preparation for the southern African regional bloc to take command of the African Standby Force (ASF) was recently completed in Botswana in a first for the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

Somali extremism can be defeated - Gorod

Abdiweli Gorod.Maj. Gen. Abdiweli Jama Gorod was named Somalia’s chief of Defence Forces (CDF) in 2017. He sat down with Africa Defense Forum (ADF) at the African Land Forces Summit 2018 in Abuja, Nigeria, to discuss his career, his efforts to rebuild the Somali National Army (SNA) and his belief that the time is finally right to defeat extremism in the country.


Feature: Women in peacekeeping

Female peacekeepers.Cpl. Laker Doris Patricia of the Ugandan People’s Defence Force drove a large supply truck every day. She carried everything from bullets to bombs. If she wasn’t twisting the truck’s huge steering wheel, she was on standby, ready to buckle up and trundle away. And she did it in the center of Somalia, one of the most dangerous places on Earth.


Egypt launches human rights committee

Egypt human rights committeeEgypt is forming a committee tasked with responding to censure of its human rights record - but critics say it will do nothing to improve human rights in the country.

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