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Coups, COVID-19 and a cease-fire: Africa’s top stories of 2021

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The year 2021 in Africa will be remembered like 2020 was — the year of COVID-19. But there were other big stories in 2021...

Maritime momentum in West Africa

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On 15 May 2020, 10 pirates boarded the Chinese-flagged Hailufeng 11, subdued the 18 crew members and turned off its automatic identification system (AIS)....

Nigerian Navy commissions large number of new vessels

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The Nigerian Navy on Thursday commissioned dozens of new vessels and aircraft during a ceremony attended by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Naval Dockyard...

Proforce launches new Viper APC

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Proforce Defence has unveiled its new Viper armoured personnel carrier (APC), a lighter, faster and more manoeuvrable version of its Ara vehicle. The company said...

Islamist militants kill seven soldiers in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno state –...

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Islamist militants killed seven Nigerian soldiers, including a commanding officer and a lieutenant, in northern Nigeria's Borno state, a military source and two residents...

Nigeria’s Lagos State rejects findings of ‘massacre’ of protesters last year

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Nigeria's Lagos State rejected findings by a judicial panel that security forces carried out a "massacre" of unarmed protesters last year, maintaining that only...

SA, Nigeria elevate bilateral and trade relations

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Two of Africa’s largest economies, South Africa and Nigeria, are today expected to strengthen their longstanding bilateral ties and trade relations during President Cyril...

Gunmen free more than 260 inmates in Nigerian jail attack

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Gunmen freed more than 260 inmates during an attack on a prison in Nigeria's central city of Jos, officials said, in the country's fourth...

NIMASA, Korean Coast Guard sign MoU on maritime security and safety

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Nigeria, through the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and the Republic of Korea, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) of cooperation...

Gunmen kill four at pipeline works in Nigeria’s oil-rich Delta

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Gunmen have killed four men who were involved in the maintenance on a pipeline owned by the Nigerian subsidiary of Italian oil giant Eni,...

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SA’s top soldier right on decline upon a decline in the SANDF

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South Africa’s senior soldier – SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief – General Rudzani Maphwanya has it spot on in that the decline upon...