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EU and US military support for Côte d’Ivoire

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In the same week two top United States (US) military men were in Côte d’Ivoire to reinforce their partnership with the central African country,...

No longer needed EU equipment gifted to Mozambican military

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Part of the work-up to the mid-July conclusion of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) mission in Mozambique (SAMIM) has seen Mozambique’s armed forces...

EU onboard with Djibouti Code of Conduct

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The European Union (EU), currently running three naval operations in African waters, has signed up for “friend” (observer) status of the Djibouti Code of...

Hijacked merchant vessel Abdullah at anchor off Somalia, crew apparently safe

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At least 12 alleged pirates are confirmed by Operation Atlanta personnel to be aboard the hijacked bulk carrier Abdullah, now at anchor some 600...

$1 million-plus worth of ammunition gifted to Somali National Army

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The Somali National Army (SNA) is to receive "military equipment designed to deliver lethal force" from the European Peace Facility (EPF) of the European...

European Union hands over 105 military vehicles to Ghana

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To fight extremism and bolster Ghana’s peacekeeping efforts, the European Union (EU) has handed over 105 military vehicles to the West African nation. The...

EU donates military equipment to Somalia

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Non-lethal military hardware funded by the European Peace Facility has been handed over to the Somali National Army (SNA), with trucks and trailers supporting...

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...

EU extends Somalia missions

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The European Union announced on 12 December that the two training and security missions concerning Somalia will be extended until 31 December...

Europeans agree defence plan after campaign swipes by Trump

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The European Union on Monday agreed a defence plan that could see it sending rapid response forces abroad for the first time,...

EU to continue Libyan coast guard training after attack on migrants

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The European Union will go ahead with training for the Libyan coast guard this week, days after a coast guard vessel allegedly...

EU Naval Force Med Operation Sophia starting Libyan training

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The European Union Naval Force Med's Operation Sophia has been authorised to start training the Libyan Coast Guard and navy and enforce...

EU Naval Force signs agreement to train Libyan Coast Guard, Navy

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The European Union Naval Force Mediterranean Operation Sophia has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Libyan Coast Guard and Navy covering...

Brexit vote sends new shocks through markets; political chaos deepens

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Britain's vote to leave the European Union sent new shockwaves through financial markets, with the pound falling despite the country's leaders' attempts...

Air Madagascar removed from EU blacklist

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Air Madagascar has been removed from the European Union's safety blacklist, senior government officials and said. The lift means the state-run airline is...

EU ministers turn wary eye on migration from North Africa

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European Union ministers will look on Friday into ways of stemming the flow of migrants who set sail for Europe from Libya...

U.N. mulls allowing EU to search boats for illicit arms off...

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The European Union on Monday proposed expanding a United Nations Security Council mandate for a European naval operation to allow it to...

European Union agrees to aid Libyan navy to stop traffickers

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The European Union will help rebuild Libya's shattered navy and coastguard to tackle migrant smugglers after a plea for aid from the...

EU could start to train Libya forces outside country

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European training for Libyan forces could more realistically be started outside the country in the initial stages as part of efforts to...

EU preparing to deploy security mission in Libya, if requested: draft

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The European Union is signalling that it will consider moving security personnel into Libya to help stabilise the chaotic country if requested...

Europe agrees sanctions on Libyan leaders blocking unity government

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The European Union has agreed sanctions on three Libyan leaders who oppose a Western-backed unity government, clearing the way for travel bans...

EU suspends direct aid to Burundi government

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The European Union has suspended direct financial support for the Burundian government after concluding that it had not done enough to find...

Europe moves closer to imposing Libya sanctions – diplomats

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European Union foreign ministers are considering sanctions on three Libyans they see as blocking efforts by the United Nations to form a...

EU ready to impose more sanctions on Burundi

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European Union foreign ministers said on Monday they were prepared to strengthen economic sanctions on Burundi following the failure of talks to...

Ethiopia seeks donor support to meet drought needs

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Ethiopia at the weekend urged international donors to offer aid promptly for relief operations to support 10.2 million people critically short of...

EU considering sanctions on Libyans blocking peace – diplomats

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The European Union is discussing imposing travel bans and asset freezes on at least two Libyans it sees as blocking efforts by...

Europe talks tough on migrant strategies

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Germany and France have proposed giving an EU border force the power -- in theory at least -- to patrol Greece's frontiers...

Declaring ‘new beginning’, EU and Turkey seal migrant deal

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Turkey promised to help stem the flow of migrants to Europe in return for cash, visas and renewed talks on joining the...

UN, AU, EU raise alarm on Burundi crisis spreading

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The United Nations, African Union and European Union warned on Thursday that political division in Burundi threatened to create a deep and...

EU launches $2 billion emergency fund for Africa to combat migration

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Leaders of the European Union formally launched an emergency trust fund for Africa on Thursday with an initial $2 billion (1.31 billion...

Europe hopes to stall migration at meeting with Africa

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Leaders of the European Union meet African counterparts on Malta on Wednesday, hoping pledges of cash and other aid can slow the...