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NATO co-chairs counter-piracy conference

Last week saw Bahrain host the 39th Shared Awareness and Deconfliction (SHADE) conference, a forum to discuss counter-piracy in the Gulf of...

EU will patrol for Somali pirates until end of 2018

The European Union's naval mission will keep patrolling for pirates off the coast of Somalia for another two years, to guard against...

NATO ends Ocean Shield

NATO has ended its Indian Ocean counter-piracy mission after a sharp fall in attacks, the alliance said, as it shifts resources to...

Piracy on the decrease but threat still there – report

Incidences of Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea and Horn of Africa have been decreasing but waters off West Africa remain dangerous...

Security Council extends AU mission in Somalia

Re-authorising the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) until May 31, 2017, the United Nations Security Council has set out key objectives...

Al Qaeda in Yemen poses growing threat to shipping

Al Qaeda's Yemen branch remains a powerful force and poses a growing risk to merchant ships in vital waterways nearby despite efforts...

Anti-piracy Operation Atalanta extended to December 2016

The European Union (EU) counter-piracy Operation Atalanta off the Somali coast has been extended by two more years to December 12, 2016. The...

Troubled Ethiopia-Somalia history haunts Horn of Africa

Five hundred years ago, an Imam who ruled much of what is now Somalia, led a daring invasion of Christian Ethiopia, looting...

Horn of Africa crisis may last into summer: EU

The crisis in Horn of Africa which has left more than 13 million people at risk of starvation will continue into the...

US increases food aid to Horn of Africa

The United States is increasing food aid to drought-hit and strife-torn Horn of Africa nations where millions of people are at risk...


SANDF youth employment commitment increasingly hamstrung

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...