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Senegal orders 105 mm howitzers from Nexter

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Nexter has been contracted to supply LG1 105 mm towed howitzers to Senegal in the first direct sale between Senegal’s military and the French company. Next...

US, Senegalese aviators conduct exchange

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The Vermont Army National Guard and Senegalese Air Force took part in an aviation exchange as part of the State Partnership Programme between 13...

Piriou launches first OPV 58S for Senegal

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French shipyard Piriou has launched the first OPV 58S offshore patrol vessel for Senegal’s Navy, the Walo. The vessel was floated out at Piriou’s facilities...

Simmering Casamance could be on a path to peace

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The sleepy forests and villages of the Foni Kansala district in The Gambia erupted January 24 as Soldiers chased a truck filled with timber. What...

ISS: Senegal’s ambitious goals for its African Union presidency

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At the February African Union (AU) summit, President Macky Sall was sworn in as rotating chair of the continental body for 2022. The priorities...

Second Senegalese OPV 58S floated out

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French shipyard Piriou has floated out the second OPV 58S offshore patrol vessel (OPV) for Senegal’s Navy, and is now fitting it out. The vessel...

ISS: Preventing violent extremism in south-eastern Senegal

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Despite being in a region where terrorism is a serious threat, Senegal has not officially recorded a single terrorist attack. However for two years...

Massive cocaine bust off Senegal

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Senegal seized more than two tons of pure cocaine from a ship off its Atlantic coast, the navy said, in the West African country’s...

Training readies Senegal for regional emergency response role

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The United States Defence Threat Reduction Agency’s (DTRA’s) Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Security Cooperation Engagement Programme concluded a 6-year cooperative Chemical, Biological, Radiological,...

Former Chad strongman Habre, convicted of war crimes, dies of COVID-19...

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Hissene Habre, the former strongman president of Chad and security ally of the West during the Cold War who was later jailed for war...

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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