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ISS: Mali’s drug problems are its silent enemy

While repeated attacks by extremist groups and inter-communal violence continue to fuel insecurity in Mali, the country is confronting another enemy – drugs. Earlier this year, the Mali anti-drug body – Office central des stupéfiants, or OCS – seized nearly three tons of cannabis hidden in a truck of goods reportedly coming from Ghana via Cote d’Ivoire.

First operational mission for Belgian NH90 in Mali

One of Belgium’s NH90 transport helicopters has carried out its first operational mission with the United Nations mission in Mali.

Tuareg civilians killed in Mali attacks

Suspected Islamist militants killed at least 16 Tuareg civilians in attacks in northern Mali, days after 40 Tuareg were killed in similar raids on neighbouring villages, local authorities said.

Suspected jihadists kill 40 Tuaregs in north Mali

Suspected jihadists killed 40 Tuaregs, mostly young men, in two attacks in northern Mali’s Menaka region, which the local governor said seemed calculated to spark an ethnic conflict between Tuareg and Fulani herders.

Rockets fired at Timbuktu

Homemade rockets shook the northern Mali city of Timbuktu near UN and French military bases where Islamist militants launched a deadly suicide raid last weekend, France’s army said.
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    by Paramount Group, 10 May 2018

    The BRONCO II's internal Interchangeable Multi-Mission System Bay allows a single airframe to be rapidly reconfigured to perform multiple roles.

  • AHRLAC/Mwari enters production and preparing first deliveries
    by Paramount Group, 8 May 2018

    The Ahrlac and its armed variant, the Mwari, are being developed and produced at Wonderboom Airport by Ahrlac Holdings, co-owned by Paramount Group.

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    The unmanned aerial vehicle portal will focus exclusively on military and commercial unmanned aviation, regulations and technology.