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Niger, Tunisia, Morocco to receive ex-US C-130Hs

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Three African countries will soon be receiving ex-United States C-130H Hercules transport aircraft under the Excess Defence Articles programme. According to the Excess Defence Articles...

Islamic State claims killing of French aid workers in Niger

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Islamic State has credited its West Africa affiliate for killing six French aid workers and their Nigerien guide and driver at a giraffe reserve...

West Africa leaders say Mali junta should name a president by...

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West African regional heads of state have told the military junta in Mali to name a transitional president and a prime minister by 15...

Mali’s neighbours tell junta to transfer power to transitional govt

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Mali’s West African neighbours on Friday told the military junta which seized control ten days ago that it must transfer power to a civilian-led...

Apogee-SSU to continue training west African pilots

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US company Apogee-SSU is training Cessna 208B Caravan crews of the Cameroonian, Nigerien and Chadian air forces under a United State government contract. The US...

US donates Mamba vehicles to Niger

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The United States has donated 22 Osprea Mamba Mk 7 armoured vehicles to Niger to equip the G5 Sahel Joint Force for its fight...

French C-130J takes over from C-160 in Niger

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The French Air Force is replacing its C-160 Transall aircraft in Niger with C-130J Super Hercules ahead of the Transall’s retirement. On 31 July, a...

Does this village in Niger hold a key to defeating African...

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A dispute between Fulani herders and their nomadic Tuareg neighbours over stolen cattle and motorbikes threatened to turn violent in the village of Amataltal...

Niger expands emergency across region where aid workers were killed

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Niger’s government has extended a state of emergency to the entire region that surrounds the capital Niamey and suspended access to the giraffe reserve...

France helps hunt for killers of aid workers in Niger

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Soldiers from France and Niger combed a giraffe reserve and surrounding areas on Monday for signs of the gunmen who killed six French aid...

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Question for Public Works and Infrastructure Minister uses defenceWeb information

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Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille’s R37 million Beit Bridge fence upgrade as part of government efforts to prevent the spread of...