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DR Congo offensive against ADF underway

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Congolese troops began a military offensive in Beni at the weekend against the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a Ugandan rebel armed group...

FIB blue helmets hit hard by ADF rebels in DRC

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At least 14 UN blue helmets were killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) last Thursday in what UN Secretary-General António...

Feature: AMISOM pulls Somalia toward security

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The multinational African security force has made steady gains against al-Shabaab. Baardheere in Somalia is a town known for its agricultural production. Its...

There is a way out for al Shabaab fighters

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Ahmed, the son of a fisherman, joined al-Shabaab in 2006 as a way to earn money and support his five children. He...

Cameroon evolves to thwart Boko Haram’s changing tactics

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On the afternoon of October 15, 2014, Boko Haram launched an audacious attack. About 1,000 fighters crossed the barren border that separates...

Abuse of power hampering missions and tarnishing militaries

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Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) and sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) have been major problems in peacekeeping missions for many years. Missions...

Poaching threatens Africa’s wildlife treasures

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In April 2016, Kenyan officials built 11 massive piles of confiscated ivory and rhino horn in Nairobi National Park and set them...

The tyranny of distance

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Any international peacekeeping mission will present a long list of logistical challenges. Mission settings are inevitably established in areas reeling from recent...

Suspected rebels hack nine people to death in northeast Congo

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Suspected rebels hacked to death at least nine people in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday, the army said, the latest...

Reforming a radical

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The idealized version of deradicalization is that it happens in an instant. A dedicated jihadist sees the light and chooses to walk...

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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...