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US African interests will be best served by stable nations

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US Marine Corps General Thomas D Waldhauser told the US Senate Armed Services Committee US African Command (Africom) last week that successful advancement of...

Yemen troop withdrawal to start soon

Yemen’s warring parties agreed to start withdrawing forces from the main port Hodeidah under a UN-sponsored deal, the United Nations said, following weeks of...

MBDA and Milrem Robotics unveil anti-tank UGV

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MBDA and Milrem Robotics are showcasing what they call the world’s first anti-tank unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) at the IDEX 2019 exhibition in Abu...

Kenya recalls ambassador to Somalia

Kenya recalled its ambassador to Somalia after the Mogadishu government’s decision to auction oil and gas exploration blocks at the centre of a maritime...

ISS: Another chance for Nigeria to get counter-terrorism right

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Nigerians will vote for a president on 16 February. Much is anticipated regarding the new leader’s strategy to end the deadly Boko Haram insurgency...

CSIR develops wide area surveillance system for armoured vehicles

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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has developed a panoramic 360 degree Wide Area Surveillance System which would give armoured vehicle crews...

European Defence Agency signs for aeromedical services in Africa

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The European Defence Agency (EDA) has concluded multiple framework contracts for the provision of fixed and rotary wings medical evacuation services in Africa and...

Interpol regional conference on terrorism and organised crime in Kigali

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Rwandan Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente told an Interpol African regional conference that terrorism and the threat of organised crime undermined continental development and violated...

CSIR unveils gunshot and missile detection system

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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has unveiled an optical-based gunshot and missile detection system that is quite unique in that it...

Challenges and rewards of multilateral interventions

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edoIn early 2017, The Gambia was hurtling toward a crisis. Its longtime president, Yahya Jammeh, had lost the presidential election but refused to accept...

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Lessons learnt from latest Op Copper deployment

The most recent Operation Copper deployment in the Mozambique Channel, in addition to providing valuable "on-the-job" training for both sailors and airmen,...