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Yaounde Code of Conduct taking shape in the Gulf of Guinea

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Security professionals in the Gulf of Guinea know that if they want to spot criminals in the open water, the best place to look...

Feature: A pathway to professionalism

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For African countries, improving the security outlook does not require better weapons or larger defense budgets. Instead, the precarious balance of national...

Feature: Protecting civilians in times of conflict

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In asymmetric wars, more needs to be done to protect people caught in the middle A small bus loaded with 24 people from...

Sustaining momentum in the Lake Chad Basin

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The commander of a regional force believes stability and peace will brighten the future of the Lake Chad Basin. Nigerian Army Maj. Gen....

A study of Boko Haram’s public communications offers hints on its...

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In July 2011, the Nigerian government unveiled plans to make telecommunications companies dedicate toll-free phone lines so civilians could report Boko Haram...

Surveillance technology helps secure border zones

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As Tunisia emerges from the most tumultuous period in its history, one thing has become clear: It must secure its borders. This fact...

The fight for fertile land

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For generations, Fulani herdsmen have roamed North Africa, grazing their animals. In the 60 years of post-colonial Africa, life for the herdsmen,...

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...

Fighting terrorism in Burkina Faso

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Terrorism and violent extremism surged in West Africa after the Malian crisis in 2012. Among Sahelian countries such as Chad, Mali, Mauritania...

Military outsourcing offers savings, expertise

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The core responsibilities of militaries all over the world include protecting civilians, rescue work during natural disasters and securing borders. But these...

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Misleading SANDF post removed after defenceWeb intervention

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One imagines at least a handful of the more than seven thousand followers of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) LinkedIn social media account...