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Planning on track for Exercise Oxide 2022

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SA Navy (SAN) fleet headquarters in Simon’s Town next week welcomes a three officer French Armed Forces delegation for an Exercise Oxide mid-term planning...

Port call of the French Mission Jeanne d’Arc in Cape Town

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French task force ‘Jeanne d'Arc’ 2022, a five-month operational deployment of a two-vessel Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), arrived in Cape Town on the morning...

Piriou launches first OPV 58S for Senegal

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French shipyard Piriou has launched the first OPV 58S offshore patrol vessel for Senegal’s Navy, the Walo. The vessel was floated out at Piriou’s facilities...

Three likely changes in Mali after France withdraws – and two...

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Eight years have passed since the French military launched its operations in Mali at the request of Mali’s then interim government. Mali, at the time,...

ISS: Lessons must be learnt before Barkhane marches into new territory

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French President Emmanuel Macron has announced the withdrawal of Barkhane and Takuba forces from Mali, but expressed commitment to ‘continue … joint action against terrorism...

Second Senegalese OPV 58S floated out

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French shipyard Piriou has floated out the second OPV 58S offshore patrol vessel (OPV) for Senegal’s Navy, and is now fitting it out. The vessel...

French Rafales visit Reunion

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Two French Air Force Rafale fighters have visited Reunion as part of a force projection exercise, along with an MRTT tanker. The two Rafale F3Rs...

French OPV in Durban

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A French Navy (Marine Nationale) offshore patrol vessel (OPV) is currently alongside in the Port of Durban as part of a three month southern...

France’s CMN constructing landing craft for African client

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French shipyard CMN (Constructions Mecaniques de Normandie) has started the manufacture of two landing craft tank (LCT) vessels for an undisclosed African country. As reported...

Cementing ties with France, UAE places $19 billion order for warplanes,...

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The United Arab Emirates ordered 80 Rafale fighter jets and 12 military helicopters on Friday, deepening economic and political ties with France through an...

France expands sea monitoring as migrants vow to pursue UK dream

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France pledged on Thursday to step up surveillance of its northern shores, but migrants huddling in makeshift camps said neither that nor a tragic...

Paris investigates leak purporting to show Egypt misused French intelligence

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France's armed forces minister called for an investigation on Monday after a report that secret French intelligence intended to track jihadist militants had been...

France asks Burkina to help resolve issues with military convoy

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France has asked the president of Burkina Faso to intervene after a convoy of French troops was stopped en route to Niger on Friday...

US Air Force Bomber Task Force conducts mission over Djibouti

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Two US Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers from the 9th Bomb Wing, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, flew a Bomber Task Force mission alongside...

Maritime exercise Grand African Nemo underway in Gulf of Guinea

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The French led exercise Grand African Nemo 2021 has kicked off in the Gulf of Guinea, with participation by 19 local and ten international...

Mali junta wiping its feet on blood of French soldiers, says...

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France's Armed Forces minister defended her country's counterterrorism role in Mali and accused the military junta of hypocrisy, bad faith and wanting to delay...

French Navy frigate seizes $5.2 million worth of narcotics

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French Marine Nationale frigate FS Languedoc, operating in support of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), seized more than 1 600 kg of illegal drugs...

Mali says it can seek military help from anyone, despite French...

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Mali has the right to seek military support from whoever it wants, the prime minister said, after France and other foreign powers expressed alarm...

After killing Sahel Islamic State leader, France to hunt other chiefs

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French military forces have killed the leader of a West African affiliate of Islamic State by drone strike in a "decisive blow" against the...

France to reshape troop presence in Sahel within weeks

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France will soon begin reshaping its military presence in the Sahel region of West Africa, where it has been on the front line of...

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