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

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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...

Ghana parades Cobra armoured vehicles

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The Ghana Armed Forces have officially unveiled new Cobra armoured personnel carriers acquired from Turkey’s Otokar. Forty of the vehicles were displayed by President Nana...

Africom commander visits Ghana

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US Army General Stephen Townsend, commander, US Africa Command, conducted a two-day visit to Ghana, between 23 and 24 February, in what was Townsend’s...

ISS: Tensions cloud December polls in Ghana

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Recurring suspicions over the Electoral Commission’s independence threaten political stability in the long run. Ghana’s 7 December general election will be the country’s eighth consecutive...

US, Ghana partner to build disaster management capabilities across the region

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On 9 November, US Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie S Sullivan officially presented a skills-based Disaster Management Curriculum to Major General Francis Ofori, Commandant of...

Jerry Rawlings, Ghana’s unlikely democrat, dies at 73

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Jerry Rawlings, who seized power twice in military coups but is now regarded as a driving force behind Ghana’s emergence as a stable democracy,...

ISS: Are Africa’s borders sacrosanct? Ghana’s Western Togoland crisis

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Recent attacks raise questions about how secessionist tendencies have been managed in post-independence Africa. On 25 September 2020, gunmen raided police stations in Mepe and...

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

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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...

Ghana allocates $86 million for armoured vehicle acquisition

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Ghana’s Parliament approved $86,1 million in government loans to fund acquisition of 19 armoured vehicles from Israel’s Elbit Land Systems. According to official records of...

Suspected pirate attack off Ghana

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A Denmark-flagged tanker has been approached by a suspicious boat off the coast of Ghana but managed to avoid a potential attack. This is according...

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Joint Standing Committee on Defence shows short memory span

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Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) publicly acknowledged the “exceptional leadership” of outgoing SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief General Solly Shoke last...
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