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French Falcon 50 helps intercept illegal fishing vessel off Senegal

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The crew of a French Falcon 50M maritime surveillance aircraft helped intercept an illegal fishing vessel off the coast of Senegal. On 18 March, the...

The Past Week in Defence #43 (1 March – 7 March...

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In this week’s edition, on the continent, France’s UFAST launches a Senegalese patrol boat, De Haas interceptors are delivered to Nigeria, Gazelle helicopters are...

France stays the course in the Sahel

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Despite setbacks, France reaffirmed its commitment to intensify its fight against Islamist insurgents in the Sahel region and sees South Africa as an ally...

France tells Chad to open probe after deaths at opposition figure’s...

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France’s foreign minister urged Chad to open an independent investigation after at least two people were killed when security forces went to arrest opposition...

France’s UFAST launches Senegalese patrol boat

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France’s UFAST shipyard has launched a 33 metre patrol boat for Senegal, with delivery scheduled for the end of March. The vessel, named Taouay, was...

Counter-terrorism in Africa: resetting a result-based approach under President Biden?

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It is of course a bit early to predict the course of action the new US Administration is going to adopt regarding Africa in...

France rules out immediate troop cuts in Sahel, Chad deploys reinforcements

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French President Emmanuel Macron ruled out an immediate reduction of French troops battling Islamist militants in the Sahel region of West Africa on Tuesday,...

ISS: G5 Sahel: N’Djamena summit should redefine France-Sahel cooperation

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As the security crisis persists, public opinion on both sides is showing signs of rising impatience. Operation Barkhane has never been this unpopular. A poll...

Chad reinforces troops against militants in Sahel as France mulls changes

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Chad will deploy some 1 000 troops to the tri-border region of Niger, Burkina Faso and Mali to reinforce national armies that, backed by...

US, French forces conduct joint artillery training

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US Army Soldiers assigned to the East Africa Response Force (EARF) in support of the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) and French...

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SANDF youth employment commitment increasingly hamstrung

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With an official youth unemployment rate of 46% for the first quarter of 2021, it’s not surprising two published pieces about military recruitment on...
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