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Two more troop contributing countries exit Mozambique

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Angola and Namibia are the latest troop contributing countries (TCCs) to exit the South African Development Community (SADC) Mission in Mozambique (SAMIM) as the...

SAPS Commissioner hosts his Namibian counterpart to share expertise, insights

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The National Police Commissioner, General Fannie Masemola, last week hosted the Commissioner of the Angola National Police, General Arnaldo Manuel Carlos, on a seven-day...

United States and Angola forge closer ties, with a focus on...

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In a historic meeting at the White House on 30 November, President Joseph Biden welcomed Angolan President João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço, marking the culmination...

Corruption costs Africa $140 billion a year

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Interpol’s just ended Africa conference in Luanda closed with delegates agreeing to increase information sharing in multiple crime areas from counter-terrorism to wildlife trafficking. More...

Ex Nguizani ups SADC logistics capacity

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A just completed logistic exercise has, according to a Southern African Development Community (SADC) statement, “strengthened the operational capacity” of the regional bloc’s standby...

Ex Nguizani training for tactical support to intervention operations

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A currently underway Southern African Development Community (SADC) Standby Force logistics training exercise is preparation for events ranging from subversion and terrorism to “grand...

Pentagon Chief focusing on regional security on visits to Djibouti, Kenya,...

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United States Secretary of Defence Lloyd J Austin III, has started his official travel to Dibouti, Kenya, and Angola on the heels of the...

SADC standby force logistics exercise underway

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Senior officers from unspecified Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries are putting heads together in Luanda for Nguizani, a logistics exercise for the regional...

Angola receives first tank landing craft from CMN; inaugurates refurbished Soyo...

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The Angolan Navy has taken delivery of the first of two new tank landing craft built by France’s CMN, five months after launch in...

Angola and US co-host 2023 intelligence conference, address terror threats

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The recently concluded four-day 2023 Directors of Military Intelligence Conference (DMIC) in Angola brought together military intelligence leaders from around Africa to discuss the...

Why some terror campaigns escalate to civil war and others don’t

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Most terrorist campaigns – where a group targets civilians to achieve political objectives – are short-lived. But some aren’t. In some cases, terror campaigns...

Angola getting Aksungur UAVs from Turkey

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Angola has ordered Aksungur medium-altitude, long endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), becoming the first confirmed African nation to...

France’s CMN launches first tank landing craft for Angola

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French shipyard CMN (Constructions Mecaniques de Normandie) has launched the first of two tank landing craft (LCTs) for the Angolan Navy. The first vessel (ND15)...

Elettronica to supply electronic warfare systems for Angola’s new corvettes

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Italian electronic warfare (EW) specialist Elettronica has been selected to supply the EW systems for the Angolan Navy’s new BR71 Mk II corvettes that...

Angolan Navy to receive corvettes from Abu Dhabi Ship Building under...

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Angola has signed a 1 billion euro deal with the United Arab Emirate’s Edge group that will see Edge subsidiary Abu Dhabi Ship Building...

US-Angola military ties deepen

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“So there is a game changer. We may say it’s significant and this is in the interest of both parties - Angola and the...

CMN delivers Ocean Eagle patrol boat to Angola

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French shipyard Constructions Mécaniques de Normandie (CMN) has delivered an Ocean Eagle 43 trimaran patrol boat to the Angolan Navy, some years after supplying...

US, Angola host military medical readiness exercise

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The Angolan Armed Forces, in partnership with the US Army Southern European Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF) and 807th Medical Command, Army Reserve, are hosting...

New Il-76 for Angola

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It appears the Angolan Air Force is taking delivery of another Ilyushin Il-76 transport aircraft as part of a batch of several additional airlifters. The...

Africom chief visits East Africa and Angola to advance mutual security...

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US Army General Stephen Townsend, commander, US Africa Command, has wrapped up a multi-country trip to the East Africa region and Angola. During his travels...

Angolan C295 order firmed up

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Angola has placed a firm order for three Airbus C295 aircraft, four years after its government first revealed plans to acquire the aircraft, which...

Angolan marines develop techniques to combat illicit maritime activities

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The inflatable boat zipped across the water toward the waiting ship carrying a half-dozen Angolan Marines. A few minutes later, the Marines were on...

USS Hershel “Woody” Williams arrives in Angola

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The US Navy’s Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) arrived in Luanda, Angola, for a regularly scheduled port visit on 7...

Angola sending military advisors to Mozambique

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Angola is the latest southern African country to be sending soldiers into Mozambique, and has agreed to deploy 20 officers and a transport aircraft...

Cuito Cuanavale commemoration

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What has become popularly known as the Battle of Cuito Cuanavale was commemorated this week at Freedom Park, the first heritage project to rise...

Angola confirmed to be operating HSI 32 interceptors

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The Angolan Navy is operating HSI 32 high-speed patrol craft acquired from France’s CMN under a larger 495 million euro deal. In September 2016, UAE-based...

Angola receives final K-8W jets from China

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The Angolan Air Force has received the last six of 12 K-8W jets from China, which delivered the aircraft for pilot training. The Air Force...

Angolan Air Force operating Kodiak aircraft

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Angola’s Air Force is receiving Daher Kodiak 100 aircraft, which it will operate on behalf of the recently formed Centre for Public Security. A Kodiak...

ISS: Can Lourenço deliver at a time of crisis?

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Angola’s President João Lourenço finds himself in the middle of numerous concentric circles of crises. These include a public health emergency in the face...

Angolan K-8 deliveries underway

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Angola has taken delivery of six K-8W trainer and light attack jets, and will receive another six during the course of this year. A photo...

Second ATR for Angolan operator

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Angolan aviation operator Bestfly this week took delivery of its second ATR 72-600 from ACIA Aero Leasing. The turboprop was handed to the operator in...

Pompeo in Angola on second leg of Africa tour

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo denounced corruption and touted American business during the second leg of an African tour in Angola, where government...

Namibia’s Namdock to maintain Angolan Navy vessels

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Namibia’s Namdock has been awarded a contract to repair and maintain Angolan Navy vessels, with the first set to arrive in early 2020. Namdock Commercial...

Chief of the Angolan Army visits South Africa.

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In the interest of maintaining military relations between African Union (AU) member states, the Chief of the SA Army, Lieutenant General Lindile Yam, hosted...

Angolan Air Force receiving two MA60 transport aircraft from China

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Angola’s Air Force is taking delivery of two Chinese-built Xian MA60 twin-turboprop transport aircraft, which have been spotted on their delivery flight to southern...

Angola’s Bestfly receives first ATR 72

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Angola’s Bestfly aviation services company has taken delivery of its first ATR 72 turboprop aircraft from France, with the second due to arrive by...

Angola has received upgraded SA-6 surface-to-air missiles

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Angola’s military has taken delivery of upgraded SA-6 surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems from Lithuania. Two batteries, comprising 16 launchers, were exported from Lithuania in 2018,...

Angola’s Bestfly receiving ATR 72s

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Angolan airline Bestfly is due to take delivery of two ATR 72-600 regional airliners from lessor Acia Aero to operate corporate and charter services...

Angola receives final Su-30K fighters

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Angola has received the last of 12 Su-30K fighters from Belarus after they were upgraded by the 558th Aviation Repair Plant in conjunction with...

Angola to receive two more Su-30Ks in May

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The Angolan Air Force will in May this year take delivery of another two Su-30K combat aircraft from Russia, having already received six out...

March 24 is Southern African Liberation Day

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March 24 is Southern African Liberation Day the Southern African Development Community (SADC) has decreed and it was marked last Sunday in Angola’s Cuando...

Angola getting K-8 jets?

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It appears the Angolan Air Force will be receiving an unknown number of K-8 Karakorum trainer and light attack aircraft from China, after one...

Angola interested in Belarusian air defence systems

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Angola is apparently in discussions with Belarus over the acquisition of air defence systems worth $200 million. This is according to Belarusian media, which report...

Angola battling to revive oil exploration

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Nearly two decades after securing initial rights, Total CEO Patrick Pouyanné was in Luanda to snip the ribbon on a $16 billion...

Three days of violence clear Angolan town of Congolese

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Residents of Kapende, a Congolese neighbourhood in the Angolan town Lucapa, scrawled messages on their homes to keep looters away, but it...

Angola, DR Congo migrant expulsion row

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Democratic Republic of Congo summoned the Angolan ambassador over the expulsion of Congolese migrants from Angola during a crackdown on artisanal diamond...

Angola prepares to receive fisheries research vessel

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Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania has handed over the 74 metre long fishery research vessel Baia Farta to Angola's Ministry of Fisheries....

Angola condemned for migrant crackdown

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DR Congo's government condemned what it called violent expulsion by Angolan authorities of thousands of Congolese citizens during a crackdown on artisanal...

Congo migrants leave Angola, claim crackdown

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Congolese migrants and officials said dozens of people were killed in neighbouring Angola in a crackdown on artisanal diamond mining, an accusation...

Son of ex-Angolan president detained in graft probe

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The son of Angola's ex-president was detained in connection with an investigation into corruption and other crimes, the official ANGOP news agency...