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Senegalese Navy intercepts drug trafficking ship

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Senegal’s Navy has intercepted and seized a ship 240 km off its coastline that was found to be transporting a large quantity of hashish. In...

Senegalese navy seizes 8 tonnes of cannabis resin from boat

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The Senegalese navy on Sunday intercepted a boat smuggling over 8 tonnes of cannabis resin through the waters off the West African nation's coast,...

France’s Ufast delivers patrol boat Taouay to Senegal

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France’s Ufast shipyard has handed over the 33 metre long RPB 33 patrol boat Taouay to Senegal’s Navy. It was formally transferred in a ceremony...

Senegalese CN235 arrives home

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The Senegalese Air Force’s newest CN235 has arrived home after flying from the PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) factory in Indonesia. The aircraft arrived in Dakar...

ISS: ‘Electoral reforms’ are stifling democracy in West Africa

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Ruling parties are using financial and political barriers to prevent their opponents from running for office. In the past two years, several West African countries...

French Falcon 50 helps intercept illegal fishing vessel off Senegal

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The crew of a French Falcon 50M maritime surveillance aircraft helped intercept an illegal fishing vessel off the coast of Senegal. On 18 March, the...

PTDI hands over CN235 to Senegal

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PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI – Indonesian Aerospace) has handed over a CN235 aircraft to Senegal, which will use it for maritime patrol. On 18 March,...

ISS: Senegal’s political turbulence reveals a justice system in crisis

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Will the country’s leaders take this opportunity to restore confidence in Senegal’s democratic institutions? On 3 March, Ousmane Sonko, one of Senegal’s main opposition leaders,...

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

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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...

Explainer: Why protests are shaking one of Africa’s most stable democracies

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Clashes between police and thousands of demonstrators protesting at the detention of Senegal’s most prominent opposition leader have killed at least five people since...

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Additional troop deployment is welcome and shows the need for a strong SANDF

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The announcement on Wednesday 14 July that 25 000 members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) will be deployed to help counter...
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