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US provides patrol boats to Djibouti

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The United States has delivered four Defender patrol boats to Djibouti’s military, weeks after delivering Humvee vehicles to the Horn of Africa nation. The four...

US supplies 54 Humvees to Djibouti

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The United States has delivered 54 new Humvee vehicles to Djibouti as part of a $31 million aid package, with the vehicles to be...

Africom visit to East Africa focusses on security, terrorism

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U.S. Army Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), visited Djibouti, Somalia and Ethiopia earlier this month to engage with key partners...

US Marines conduct amphibious landing exercise in Djibouti

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US Marines and Sailors from the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) completed an amphibious landing exercise in Djibouti on...

ISS: Proceed with caution – Africa’s growing foreign military presence

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Africa is host to a rising number of foreign military operations and bases, largely due to bilateral agreements between some African Union (AU) member...

New Africom commander visits Djibouti

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The new commander of the US Africa Command (Africom) General Stephen J Townsend, visited Djibouti between 6 and 8 August to meet with Republic...

ISS: Can the peace-trade equation stabilise the Horn?

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The launch of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) on 7 July at the African Union (AU) summit in Niamey, Niger, has created...

Djibouti to receive FMTV vehicles

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Djibouti will be one of the recipients of Oshkosh Defence’s Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTVs) following a contract for foreign military sales of...

AFRICOM commander observes Djibouti’s Rapid Intervention Battalion

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U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), met with senior Djiboutian officials, including Chief of General Staff of...

As China prevails, France’s Macron shuffles his cards in Djibouti

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French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday sought to reassert the importance of France in its former colony Djibouti with Paris increasingly fearing China’s muscular...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...