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Centre rallies East Africa against extremists

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East Africa stretches from the mountains of Eritrea south through the Great Rift Valley, which burrows from Djibouti across Ethiopia and into Kenya. Somalia...

HMS Dragon seizes huge narcotics haul in Gulf

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The Royal Navy vessel HMS Dragon has recorded a second major drugs bust in under a fortnight - this time seizing 1.6 million Pounds...

Piracy grew off East Africa in 2017

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Pirate activity off East Africa doubled in 2017 compared to the previous year, according to a new report, indicating that Somali criminal...

African leaders to hold summit on Burundi as violence continues

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East African leaders will meet on Sunday at a special summit to discuss the crisis in Burundi, where police and protesters continue...

Chinese submarine on its way to Somalia for anti-piracy patrols

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China is for the first time sending a submarine to the coast of East Africa to take part in anti-piracy patrols and...

East African states to cooperate to close borders to criminals

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East African countries need to work together on tightening porous borders to help halt the movement of militants, drug traffickers and other...

East Africa seeks help to stem surge in heroin smuggling

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East African states worried by a surge in heroin smuggling via their Indian Ocean ports want to boost intelligence sharing and possibly...

East African states to send troops to monitor South Sudan ceasefire

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East African states agreed on Thursday to deploy troops in South Sudan by mid-April to help enforce a ceasefire deal between government...

East African states mull stabilization force for South Sudan

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East African states are considering sending troops into South Sudan to help enforce a ceasefire deal between government forces and rebels, a...

Exercise Cutlass Express 2013 commences

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Maritime forces from the United States, 10 East African and two European nations, along with several international organizations, commenced the multinational maritime...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...