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France evaluates MMP missile in Djibouti

From 25 August to 22 September in Djibouti, the Technical Section of the French Army (STAT), the Directorate General of Armament (DGA) and prime contractor MBDA conducted an evaluation campaign of the Missile Moyenne Portée (Medium-Range Missile, or MMP). The purpose of this evaluation was to verify the MMP’s suitability for use in a semi-desert environment.

Djibouti and Eritrea to normalise ties

Eritrea and Djibouti agreed to normalise ties a decade after a border dispute led to brief military clashes, officials said after a regional summit.

The arms trade in the Horn of Africa promoting conflict

The reluctance of western and other powers to act against Djibouti’s increasing arms trafficking activities poses an existential threat to the security of the Horn of Africa and imperils ongoing efforts to end long-running conflicts in the region.

112 Djiboutian soldiers join Rapid Intervention Battalion

One-hundred and twelve Djiboutian soldiers joined the ranks of the Djiboutian Army’s Rapid Intervention Battalion (RIB) following a graduation ceremony on 28 June.

ISS: From Djibouti to Jeddah, the Western Indian Ocean needs security

Crimes like piracy, illegal fishing and the smuggling and trafficking of firearms, narcotics and people continue to threaten security in the Western Indian Ocean. If left unopposed, they severely hamper shipping and the growth of blue or ocean economies.

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