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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...

Ghana parades Cobra armoured vehicles

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The Ghana Armed Forces have officially unveiled new Cobra armoured personnel carriers acquired from Turkey’s Otokar. Forty of the vehicles were displayed by President Nana...

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...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...