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Naval leaders stress need for new laws, coordination to fight maritime...

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In August 2023, armed pirates took control of a fishing vessel just outside Sierra Leone’s port. The attack set off a quick response that...

Maritime Security Symposium focuses on collaboration against common foes

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The joint African Maritime Forces Summit and Naval Infantry Leaders Symposium-Africa brought together naval and coast guard leaders from 30 African countries and nearly...

African Maritime Forces Summit, Naval Infantry Leaders Symposium-Africa underway in Ghana

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Governmental and military leaders from more than 40 countries on four continents have kicked off the second annual African Maritime Forces Summit (AMFS) and...

Embraer and SNC demonstrate Super Tucano to Ghana Air Force

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Embraer and the Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) have demonstrated their A-29 Super Tucano close air support, reconnaissance and trainer aircraft to the Ghana Air...

Ghana Armed Forces adds to its artillery inventory

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The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF), in the form of its battle training camp, now has new multiple launch rocket systems and rockets as well...

Ghana UN Peacekeeping Ministerial ends with increased commitments

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Ninety-one countries and three international organisations committed to continue peacekeeping under the United Nations (UN) umbrella at this week’s Peacekeeping Ministerial in Ghana. Additionally, the...

Ghanaian foreign minister maintains UN peacekeeping “indispensable”

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Delegates to the currently underway United Nations (UN) Peacekeeping Ministerial in Ghana heard a senior host country representative say the world body’s efforts in...

Leaders set to tackle growing conflict challenges at UN Peacekeeping Ministerial

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December sees the world’s peacekeeping community gather in Africa for the first time to be part of the United Nations (UN) Peacekeeping Ministerial in...

Ghana’s sophisticated artisanal firearms trade needs regulating

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All it takes to manufacture a craft firearm in Ghana is US$9. Gunsmiths produce about 200 000 of these illegal weapons a year, selling...

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...

Ghana urges US not to waver in war against terrorism in...

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“One of the greatest threats to our democracy has to be the proliferation and sophistication of terrorist networks in Africa,” President of Ghana, Nana...

US-supplied vessels bolster Ghana’s maritime security

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In a significant development for maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea, Ghana’s President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo recently commissioned four vessels into Ghana...

SA Navy Chief seeks improved African maritime security through cooperation, exercises

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SA Navy (SAN) Chief, Vice Admiral Monde Lobese, gave delegates to last week’s IMDEC (International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference) in Ghana an insight...

SA Navy in attendance at IMDEC 2023 in Ghana

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South African Navy Chief, Vice Admiral Monde Lobese, is one of the dignitaries attending the third International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (IMDEC 2023)...

Accra to host seminal UN 2023 peacekeeping event

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Preparatory meetings have and will be still take place ahead of what is billed as the seminal event of the year for United Nations...

Ghana receives Defender boats as part of multi-million maritime security upgrade

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The United States has donated two Defender class boats to Ghana’s Special Boat Squadron as part of a $6 million package to enhance the...

Ghana receives Marine Protector class patrol boats from the United States

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Ghana’s Navy has taken delivery of two former US Coast Guard Marine Protector patrol boats supplied by the United States under its Excess Defence...

Top UN award for Ghanaian female peacekeeper

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Ghana’s position as the largest contributor of female military personnel to United Nations (UN) peacekeeping efforts received another boost when Captain Cecilia Erzuah was...

Ghana commissions nearly 200 military vehicles

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Ghana’s military has commissioned into service 175 military vehicles, for internal security as well as peacekeeping use. Ghana’s president and commander-in-chief Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo...

Ghana’s L-39 purchase stalled

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Ghana’s plan to acquire half a dozen L-39NG light combat jets from Aero Vodochody has stalled, with a lack of funds putting the €111...

Ghana drafts plan to protect blue economy

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Ghana sees enormous potential in its blue economy, but faces threats including piracy, illegal fishing, drug smuggling and human trafficking. The new National Integrated Maritime...

Ghana’s homegrown Special Boat Squadron signals new era

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The Ghana Special Boat Squadron (SBS) has graduated its first batch of operators who were 100% domestically trained. The eight new graduates completed the rigorous...

US Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk visits Ghana

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The US Coast Guard’s Famous-class medium endurance cutter USCGC Mohawk has arrived in Tema, Ghana, for a scheduled port visit following similar stops at...

Ghana has developed a maritime policy. Here is what it means

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Ghana has an abundance of marine resources. They include fisheries, hydrocarbon reserves, inland waterways and ports that are located along important international shipping lanes....

Feature: South Africa needs an integrated national maritime security strategy

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The South African Navy is unable to be responsible for the nation’s maritime security by itself, and an integrated maritime security strategy is required...

Ghana hosting new defence exhibition in October

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Ghana will in three months’ time host an international defence exhibition and conference that will focus on West African defence spending. The organisers, Great Minds...

In the fight against extremism, Ghana urges citizens to ‘see something,...

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Facing the threat of extremist groups encroaching into its northern border regions, Ghana recently announced its “See Something, Say Something” campaign urging citizens to...

UN service medals for Ghanaians in South Sudan

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Ghanaian troops deployed in South Sudan since July last year were honoured with United Nations (UN) service medals for, among others, “proving their undisputed...

US Air Force advisors train Ghanaian Armed Forces in aeromedical evacuation...

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US Air Force airmen assigned to the 818th Mobility Support Advisory Squadron recently trained six medical members with the Ghanaian Armed Forces on aeromedical...

Flintlock 2022 shows coastal nations joining the fight against Sahel extremism

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At a training facility in Jacqueville, Côte d’Ivoire, Soldiers with Ghana’s Special Forces Unit leaned a metal ladder against an earthen wall as they...

Ghana commissions Flex Fighter vessels; will be acquiring more OPVs

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Ghana’s President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has commissioned four new Flex Fighter vessels for the Ghana Navy and revealed that two new offshore patrol...

Nations join forces to fight illegal fishing in Gulf of Guinea

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Benin, Ghana and Togo have signed a pact to work together to reduce illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in the Gulf of Guinea. Benin...

Ghana Navy to protect offshore oil fields

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The Ghana Navy has signed an agreement with Tullow Ghana Limited for Ghanaian Navy vessels to provide security services at the Jubilee and Tweneboa...

Ghana receives Flex Fighter vessels

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Ghana’s Navy is adding four new vessels to its fleet to enhance maritime security and protect offshore oil and gas installations. The four Flex Fighter...

Lom Praha overhauls Ghanaian Mi-171

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The Czech Republic’s Lom Praha has completed the overhaul of a Ghana Air Force Mi-171Sh helicopter, which was recently seen undergoing engine runs at...

Four West African states mount operation against Islamist insurgents

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Burkina Faso, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Togo have carried out a joint military operation to counter increased attacks by Islamist insurgent groups in parts...

Africom Commander visits Togo, Benin, Ghana and Ivory Coast

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US Army General Stephen Townsend, commander, US Africa Command, continued a multi-day visit to West Africa, with stops in Togo and Benin, Ivory Coast...

Illegal fishing linked to human rights abuses in Ghana

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Emmanuel Essien has been missing since July 2019. Essien, a 28-year-old Ghanaian fisheries observer, was working on board the Chinese trawler Meng Xin 15 when...

Ghana getting two Defender class boats from the United States

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The United States’ SAFE Boats International has been awarded a $1.1 million contract to supply two Defender class boats to Ghana. The company was awarded...

Nigerian Navy critical for African security and stability – USN Commander

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Nigeria, which has the largest navy in the Gulf of Guinea region, is critical for Africa’s security and stability, a US Navy (USN) captain...

US Navy ship arrives in Nigeria as part of Gulf of...

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The United States Navy (USN) vessel Hershel “Woody” Williams has arrived in Nigeria as part of its return to the Gulf of Guinea to...

Ghana seeking to acquire six L-39NG jets

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Ghana is looking to acquire six L-39NG aircraft from Czechia’s Aero Vodochody, which would be bought through a loan agreement. Ghana’s defence ministry disclosed the...

Elbit to supply 11 Guarani armoured vehicles to Ghana

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Isarel’s Elbit Systems has signed a contract with Ghana to supply 11 Iveco Guarani 6x6 armoured vehicles to the country. The vehicles will be manufactured...

IMDEC 2021 focuses on security at sea to ensure free trade...

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Chiefs of Navies and Air Forces from across the world attended the two-day International Maritime Defence and Exhibition Conference (IMDEC) 2021 hosted by the...

Hundreds of Ghana opposition supporters march in protest at killings

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Hundreds of opposition supporters marched through the streets of Ghana's capital Accra on Tuesday morning, demonstrating against what they described as rising insecurity and...

Petram Sandock Maritime Systems confident their JV can meet Ghana’s maritime...

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African-owned maritime and defence companies Sandock Austral and Petram Fortis have teamed up to offer maritime security solutions to Ghana through the newly established...

Paramount announces platinum sponsorship of IMDEC as West African piracy surges

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Paramount Group has announced its Platinum Sponsorship of the International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (IMDEC) taking place from 6-8 July in Accra, Ghana. Recognised...

Sandock Austral and Petram Fortis team up to offer maritime security...

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Sandock Austral, the largest black-owned shipyard in Africa, and Ghanaian defence contractor Petram Fortis, have teamed up to offer world class maritime security solutions...

Piracy to come under the spotlight at IMDEC 2021

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Piracy, smuggling and trafficking will come under the spotlight at the International Maritime Defence Exhibition & Conference (IMDEC) in Ghana in July. The Ghanaian Navy...

The Past Week in Defence #48 (5 April – 11 April...

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In this week’s edition, on the continent, Ghana parades Cobra armoured vehicles, The Nigerian Navy records a substantial number of recent acquisitions, A Southern...