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US Africom commander meets with Djiboutian leaders

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US Army General Stephen Townsend, commander, US Africa Command, met with Ismail Omar Guelleh, president of the Republic of Djibouti, and other senior leaders...

Arrest of military pilot sparks protests in Djibouti – lawyer, social...

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The tiny Horn of Africa nation Djibouti has witnessed days of anti-government protests after a detained air force pilot said in a video clip...

KBR gets more Camp Lemonnier work

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Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR) has received $110 million in contracts to support the US military at Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti. KBR announced on 22...

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...

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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...