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SA to take over from Egypt as AU chair

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South Africa has been elected as chair of the African Union for the year 2020 at the 32nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of...

Botswana component of SADC Standby Force ready for peace support ops

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The Botswana Defence Force (BDF) hosted an inspection from a Southern African Development Community (SADC) specialist team to check on readiness for African Standby...

Chinese support for AU peace and security totals $180 million

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China, it was revealed last week, has been “an exemplary partner” to the African Union (AU) providing $180 million worth of funding to the...

African peacekeepers praised by UN Secretary-General

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The support of United Nations African member states and that of the African Union Commission in peace operations on the continent has been noted...

Africom uses whole-of-government to engage nations

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The commander of U.S. Africa Command told the Senate Armed Services Committee this week that his command is engaged throughout the continent to encourage...

Franco Cameroon military co-operation will continue

France said its defence co-operation with Cameroon was continuing a day after the United States halted some military assistance to the West African country...

US halts military assistance to Cameroon

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The United States is halting some military assistance to Cameroon over human rights violations, with aircraft training, boats and armoured vehicles scratched off the...

Burkina Faso, D.C. National Guard begin partnership in Africa

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The District of Columbia National Guard and Burkina Faso began a new partnership on 1 February as part of the National Guard Bureau State...

CAR peace deal

Central African Republic signed a peace deal with 14 armed groups following two weeks of talks in Khartoum. The peace deal was announced by the...

Training centres expand to meet 21st century challenges

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Cape Verde would seem to be an unlikely location for an international military training center. The 10 islands comprising the nation are 570 kilometers...

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