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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...

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...

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...

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...

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 approves 5 billion euro facility to train and equip foreign...

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The European Union Council has adopted a decision establishing the European Peace Facility (EPF), an off-budget fund worth approximately €5 billion for the period...

Portugal to help Mozambique train forces against militants

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Portugal said on Friday it would help Mozambique train up security forces to tackle a wave of militant attacks in the north of the...

Multinational Joint Task Force receives additional support from European Union

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In fulfilment of its pledge to provide additional support to enhance the operational efficiency of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF), mandated to bring...

Canary Islands hotels ask Spain, EU to act on migrant crisis

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Canary Islands hoteliers called for action to tackle a resurgent migrant crisis by the Spanish government and the European Union, saying on Wednesday that...

ISS: Focus on migrant returns threatens AU–EU negotiations

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Last month the European Commission unveiled its New Pact on Migration and Asylum (New Pact). The pact’s goals of rebuilding trust and developing workable...

EU freezes Mali training missions after military coup, denies responsibility

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The European Union has suspended training in Mali after the military coup this month that removed President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita from power, officials said...

EU announces 194 million euros in additional support to the Sahel

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The European Union (EU) has approved an additional 194 million euros to support the G5 Sahel countries and improve security and stability in the...

EU launches Operation Irini to enforce Libya arms embargo

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The European Union is stepping up its efforts to enforce the UN arms embargo on Libya through the launch of a new CSDP (Common...

Mali receives donated Cessna ISR aircraft

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Mali’s Air Force has taken delivery of a Cessna 208 Caravan aircraft configured for intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR). It was donated by the...

EU adds Saudi Arabia to draft terrorism financing list

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The European Commission has added Saudi Arabia to an EU draft list of countries that pose a threat to the bloc because of lax...

EU executive unveils 13 bn euro defence fund; could buy weapons...

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The European Union's executive proposed on Wednesday a 13 billion euro ($15.3 billion) defence and security fund for the first time to...

Give us time, EU pleads on ‘historic’ defence pact

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To critics who say the EU's new defence pact is little more than an alphabet soup of extra bureaucracy for Brussels, EU...

EU flexes military muscles with new defence plan

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European Union leaders launched their the most ambitious defence plan for decades on Thursday, agreeing a multi-billion-euro weapons fund, shared financing for...

EU hosts Somali Prime Minister to discuss piracy off Somalia

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On 8 May 2017 the European Union's Ambassador to Somalia, Veronique Lorenzo, hosted the Somali Prime Minister, HE Hasan Ali Khaire and...

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