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Africom commander visits Ghana

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US Army General Stephen Townsend, commander, US Africa Command, conducted a two-day visit to Ghana, between 23 and 24 February, in what was Townsend’s...

ISS: Tensions cloud December polls in Ghana

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Recurring suspicions over the Electoral Commission’s independence threaten political stability in the long run. Ghana’s 7 December general election will be the country’s eighth consecutive...

US, Ghana partner to build disaster management capabilities across the region

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On 9 November, US Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie S Sullivan officially presented a skills-based Disaster Management Curriculum to Major General Francis Ofori, Commandant of...

Jerry Rawlings, Ghana’s unlikely democrat, dies at 73

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Jerry Rawlings, who seized power twice in military coups but is now regarded as a driving force behind Ghana’s emergence as a stable democracy,...

ISS: Are Africa’s borders sacrosanct? Ghana’s Western Togoland crisis

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Recent attacks raise questions about how secessionist tendencies have been managed in post-independence Africa. On 25 September 2020, gunmen raided police stations in Mepe and...

The Past Week in Defence #25 (12-18 October)

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In this week’s edition, on the continent, the Gulf of Guinea is a world hotspot for kidnappings at sea, Ghana allocates $86 million for...

Ghana allocates $86 million for armoured vehicle acquisition

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Ghana’s Parliament approved $86,1 million in government loans to fund acquisition of 19 armoured vehicles from Israel’s Elbit Land Systems. According to official records of...

Suspected pirate attack off Ghana

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A Denmark-flagged tanker has been approached by a suspicious boat off the coast of Ghana but managed to avoid a potential attack. This is according...

Africa Command donates COVID-19 supplies to Ghana

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The US military’s Africa Command has donated approximately $75 000 in COVID-19 supplies to the Ghana Armed Forces. The command used Overseas Humanitarian, Disaster, and...

Two South Koreans reportedly kidnapped from fishing vessel off Ghana

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Unidentified gunmen have apparently kidnapped two South Korean nationals from a fishing vessel south of Lome, Ghana. The vessel appears to be hijacked, according to...

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Are SANDF communicators losing the plot?

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Apart from somewhat poor communication with its various external audiences, there also appears to be a lack of communication internally at the SA National...
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