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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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