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Africom commander visits Ghana

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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...


Are SANDF communicators losing the plot?

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