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The Past Week in Defence #63 (19 July – 25 July 2021)

In this week’s edition, peacefulness decreases slightly in sub-Saharan Africa, Nigeria receives its first six Super Tucanos, the insurgency in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado grows...

The Past Week in Defence #62 (12 July – 18 July 2021)

In this week’s edition, global piracy is down but the Gulf of Guinea is still a concern, Elbit will supply 11 Guarani armoured vehicles...

The Past Week in Defence #61 (5 July – 11 July 2021)

In this week’s edition, British Empire’s African soldiers to receive belated recognition, Tunisia launches another domestic patrol boat and authorises new 50 metre vessel,...

The Past Week in Defence #60 (28 June – 4 July 2021)

In this week’s edition, there is a slight deterioration in the Institute for Economics and Peace’s global peace index, Egyptian MiG-29 deliveries have been...

The Past Week in Defence #59 (21 June – 27 June 2021)

In this week’s edition, the United Nations Force Intervention Brigade in the Democratic Republic of Congo gets a troop boost, Zambia showcases new military...

The Past Week in Defence #58 (14 June – 20 June 2021)

In this week’s edition, Tunisia is set to receive T-6 trainers next year and more there is more opposition to proposed changes to South...

The Past Week in Defence #57 (7 June – 13 June 2021)

In this week’s edition, Turkey’s Katmerciler wins a Kenyan order for 118 Hizir vehicles, Nigeria’s Maritime Administration and Safety Agency launches the Deep Blue...

The Past Week in Defence #56 (31 May – 6 May 2021)

In this week’s edition, the Algerian Air Force will receive C-130J Super Hercules transports, Egypt is getting truck tankers and recovery vehicles, a crew...

The Past Week in Defence #55 (24 May – 30 May 2021)

In this week’s edition, the Southern African Development Community decides on another summit as it holds off on a military response to Mozambique’s insurgency...

The Past Week in Defence #54 (17 May – 23 May 2021)

In this week’s edition, Cameroon takes delivery of military hardware for its Central African Republic peacekeeping mission and Kruger poaching numbers rise as lockdown...

The Past Week in Defence #53 (10 May – 16 May 2021)

In this week’s edition, South Africa is in “conversation” with Mozambique on Operation Copper patrols, Seriti Commission judges could face misconduct charges and De...

The Past Week in Defence #52 (3 May – 9 May 2021)

In this week’s edition, there is still no date for a high level Southern African Development Community meeting on Mozambique and South Africa’s defence...

The Past Week in Defence #51 (26 April – 2 May 2021)

In this week’s edition, international military expenditure is not affected by COVID-19, the Cabo Delgado insurgency highlights the need for an adequately funded SA...

The Past Week in Defence #50 (19 April – 25 April 2021)

In this week’s edition, on the continent, Kenya commissions C-145 Skytrucks, South African defence analyst says UN findings on Private Military Contractors in Africa...

The Past Week in Defence #49 (12 April – 18 April 2021)

In this week’s edition, on the continent, the Gulf of Guinea retains its world piracy hotspot status, The Nigerian Navy receives its new survey...

The Past Week in Defence #48 (5 April – 11 April 2021)

In this week’s edition, on the continent, Ghana parades Cobra armoured vehicles, The Nigerian Navy records a substantial number of recent acquisitions, A Southern...

The Past Week in Defence #47 (29 March – 4 April 2021)

As Africa’s leading defence news portal, defenceWeb aims to give you the latest updates on African defence, the South African National Defence Force and...

The Past Week in Defence #46 (22 March – 28 March 2021)

In this week’s edition, on the continent, PT Dirgantara Indonesia hands over a CN235 maritime patrol aircraft to Senegal, the first Nigerian JF-17 Thunder...

The Past Week in Defence #45 (15 March – 21 March 2021)

In this week’s edition, on the continent, fifteen crew are kidnapped in the Gulf of Guinea and the US military will train Mozambican soldiers. In...

The Past Week in Defence #44 (8 March – 14 March 2021)

In this week’s edition, on the continent, MBDA confirms Egypt has ordered VL MICA missiles for its corvettes. In SANDF news, Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula...

The Past Week in Defence #43 (1 March – 7 March 2021)

In this week’s edition, on the continent, France’s UFAST launches a Senegalese patrol boat, De Haas interceptors are delivered to Nigeria, Gazelle helicopters are...

The Past Week in Defence #42 (22 February – 28 February 2021)

  In this week’s edition, in SANDF news, Commander-in-Chief Ramaphosa lauds soldiers for COVID-19 “confrontation”, the lion’s share of the defence budget goes to salaries,...

The Past Week in Defence #41 (15 February – 21 February 2021)

In this week’s edition, on the continent, Egypt requests $200 million worth of RIM-116C missiles and the US Navy seizes illicit weapons from two...

The Past Week in Defence #40 (8 February – 14 February 2021)

In this week’s edition, on the continent, the Egyptian Air Force is confirmed to be operating SCALP cruise missiles, the Ivory Coast receives second...

The Past Week in Defence #39 (1 February – 7 February 2021)

In this week’s edition, on the continent, Angola receives K-8W jets from China. In SANDF news, a Parliamentary research report suggest the SANDF is top-heavy...

The Past Week in Defence #38 (25 January – 31 January 2021)

  In this week’s edition, on the continent, A Russian warship visits Algeria, France hands over ERC-90 armoured vehicles to Chad, Nigerian Aresa patrol boats...

The Past Week in Defence #37 (18 January – 24 January 2021)

In this week’s edition, on the continent, Tunisia emerges as a big customer for Turkish military hardware, the Nigerian Army is operating Isotrex armoured...

The Past Week in Defence #36 (11 January – 17 January 2021)

In this week’s edition, on the continent, Navantia receives a contract from the Moroccan Navy, the first locally built Gowind corvette joins the Egyptian...

The Past Week in Defence #35 (4 January – 10 January 2021)

In this week’s edition, on the continent, Egypt requests countermeasures and targeting pods from the United States as its navy receives an Italian frigate,...

The Past Week in Defence #34 (12 December – 18 December 2020)

In this week’s edition, global arms industry sales rise, and the United States boosts Nigeria’s maritime security with new surveillance equipment. In SANDF news, the...

The Past Week in Defence #33 (5 December – 11 December 2020)

In this week’s edition, on the continent, Egypt unveils the Temsah 4 Armoured Personnel Carrier, Senegal is to receive more Epsilon trainers from France,...

The Past Week in Defence #32 (30 November – 4 December 2020)

In this week’s edition, on the continent, G5 howitzers have been spotted in Libya, the US ambassador visits Mozambique amid the Cabo Delgado insurgency,...

The Past Week in Defence #31 (23 – 29 November 2020)

In this week’s edition, on the continent, KBR wins a $65 million contract to support US bases in Djibouti and Kenya, and the Gambian...

The Past Week in Defence #30 (16 – 22 November 2020)

In this week’s edition, on the continent, Egypt is getting Lurssen patrol boats, and France donates boats to Togo. In SANDF news, the SANDF rotates its...

The Past Week in Defence #29 (9 – 15 November 2020)

In this week’s edition, on the continent, the Nigerian Air Force continues to refurbish and expand its fleet, including with armed UAVs while the...

The Past Week in Defence #28 (2 – 8 November)

In this week’s edition, on the continent, Algeria receives additional MiG-29 fighters, another vessel has been boarded in the Gulf of Guinea, Kenya finally...

The Past Week in Defence #27 (26 October – 1 November)

In this week’s edition, on the continent, the USS Hershel Williams arrives in Spain after visiting Africa and there has been a suspected drone...

The Past Week in Defence #26 (19-25 October)

In this week’s edition, on the continent, insurance costs increase in the Gulf of Guinea as piracy rises, Combined Maritime Forces seizes over 450kg...

The Past Week in Defence #25 (12-18 October)

In this week’s edition, on the continent, the Gulf of Guinea is a world hotspot for kidnappings at sea, Ghana allocates $86 million for...

The Past Week in Defence #24 (5-11 October)

In this week’s edition, on the continent, the USS Hershel Williams exercises with the Nigerian Navy, MONUSCO drawdown plans remain on track, Gauteng experiences...

The Past Week in Defence #23 (28 September – 4 October)

In this week’s edition, on the continent, Egypt requests the sale of a $417 million Maritime Domain Awareness system, ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems launches Egypt’s...

The Past Week in Defence #22 (21 – 27 September)

    In this week’s edition, on the continent, Algerian Su-30s have been spotted on a Russian production line, MONUSCO will “demilitarise and close offices” in...

The Past Week in Defence #21 (15 -23 August)

Available on Apple podcasts, Google podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and IHeartRadio. 00:01:48 - US donates Mamba vehicles to Niger 00:02:37 - French C-130J takes over from C-160...

The Past Week in Defence #20 (8 – 14 August)

In this week’s edition, on the continent, Africom continues to combat terrorism in Africa amidst COVID-19, South Africa needs to wake up to the...

The Past Week in Defence #19 (1-7 August)

In this week’s edition, on the continent, The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency are getting ready for patrol vessels and rigid-hulled inflatable boat...

The Past Week in Defence #18 (25 – 31 July)

In this week’s edition, on the continent, the first Egyptian Su-35s have been spotted, rhino poaching declines significantly in South Africa, stock and other...

The Past Week in Defence #17 (18 – 24 July)

In this week’s edition, on the continent, Turkey’s Katmerciler is delivering Hizir armoured vehicles to an African customer, the fourth new Egyptian Type 209...

The Past Week in Defence #16 (11 July – 17 July)

In this week’s addition, we look at how civil unrest is on the rise globally, crew kidnappings increasing off West Africa, and the United...

Africa Monitor expert examines Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado insurgency

DefenceWeb talks to Pedro Esteves, managing partner at Africa Monitor, on the Cabo Delgado insurgency in Mozambique. Available on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts,  Stitcher...

The Past Week in Defence #15 (4 – 10 July)

On the continent, Germany renews its contract with Airbus for Heron unmanned aerial vehicles in Mali, an African navy orders two Israeli offshore patrol...