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European Union provides more funding for Mozambican military

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The European Union has provided another €45 million in funding for Mozambique’s military, and this will include equipment, supplies and training. The European Union Council...

Op Irini enforcing Libyan arms embargo

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In its two years of operation to date the European Union (EU) Naval Force (NavFor) Mediterranean Operation Irini investigated over 6 200 ships, conducted 250...

ISS: Africa should be better prepared for Europe’s security funding shift

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The African Union (AU) has missed a vital opportunity to discuss a change in European funding for peace and security. The European Union (EU)...

Nigerian Navy, EU to strengthen cooperation on maritime security

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The first ever Joint Event on Strengthening Nigeria - EU Cooperation on Maritime Security was held at the Nigerian Navy’s Western Naval Command in...

ISS: Burundi’s return to the international fold

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Since his inauguration in 2020, President Évariste Ndayishimiye has introduced a raft of foreign and domestic policy reforms to salvage Burundi’s international reputation and...

Emerging threats in Africa under the spotlight

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A European Union (EU)/ African Union (AU) joint Africa peace and security architecture summit heard both face growing common security challenges including instability, radicalisation...

Top EU man in Africa

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European Union (EU) vice president and its top foreign affairs man Josep Borrell  is currently in Africa visiting Kenya and Mozambique and will, among...

Major Somali demining operation finishes

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A long-running project to clear two districts – Dhabad and Galdogob – of landmines in northern Somalia finished last month (December), leaving millions of...

Gambia police disperse protesters contesting president’s re-election

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Gambian police fired tear gas on Monday to disperse supporters of losing presidential candidate Ousainou Darboe who had taken to the streets outside the...

EU to aim for rapid deployment force without US assets by...

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The European Union is considering a joint military force of up to 5 000 troops by 2025 to intervene in a range of crises...

Ongoing Tigray conflict slammed by EU and UN

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The European Union and United Nations this week came out strongly against the year-long conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray with one organisation warning “the catastrophic...

EU training for Mozambican military starts

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An EU training mission in Mozambique started work in earnest this week as part of an overall initiative to train a thousand plus Mozambican...

Hackers-for-hire are biggest cybersecurity threat – EU agency

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Hackers-for-hire emerged as the biggest threat to online security in the last 15 months, with the COVID-19 pandemic and home working creating opportunities for...

Don’t send migrants back to unsafe countries, pope says, citing Libya

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Pope Francis on Sunday urged countries not to send migrants back to insecure countries such as Libya, where he said many suffer violent and...

EU Military Training Mission in Mozambique set to start operations

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The European Union (EU) Council has launched the European Union Military Training Mission in Mozambique (EUTM Mozambique), the Council announced on 15 October. “The mission...

US, EU warn of influx of Eritrean troops in Ethiopia’s Tigray

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The United States and European Union are raising alarm over the recent deployment of troops from Eritrea to Ethiopia’s Tigray region, where nine months...

Taliban control 65% of Afghanistan, EU official says, after series of...

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Taliban insurgents tightened their grip on captured Afghan territory on Tuesday as civilians hid in their homes, with an EU official saying the militants...

EU air bridge moves lifesaving cargo to northern Mozambique

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Driven by humanitarian needs rather than political and security ones, the European Union (EU) activated its air bridge to provide 15 tons of “lifesaving...

EU agrees to send military training mission to Mozambique

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The European Union will set up a military training mission in Mozambique to help the government tackle a growing Islamist insurgency and to protect...

EU military mission to Mozambique to be approved next month

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 A European Union military mission to support and train up Mozambican troops to tackle an escalating insurgency linked to Islamic State could be approved...

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