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Improvised Explosive Devices are becoming a growing threat in Africa

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Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) are increasingly widespread in Africa, with al Shabaab and Boko Haram largely responsible for most new IEDs being planted. IEDs refer...

IED kills four Tunisian soldiers in mountain region

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An improvised explosive device killed four Tunisian soldiers patrolling in a mountain region near the Algerian border, Defence Ministry spokesman Mohammed Zekri said on...

Nigeria bridge bomb

At least 30 people were killed in the Nigerian state Borno after an improvised explosive device detonated on a bridge, sources told Reuters. The...

Burkina Faso bus hits IED

Fourteen people were killed and 19 wounded when a bus carrying students ran over an improvised explosive device (IED) in northern Burkina Faso, government...

IED kills Kenyan police

At least ten Kenyan police were killed when their vehicle struck a homemade bomb near the border with Somalia a police report seen by...

Fourth industrial revolution driving the sophistication of IEDs

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The fourth industrial revolution (IR) has bought about cyber-physical systems that are changing the landscape of war between state and non-state actors. Smart robotics,...

Making their mark – Guinean peacekeepers in Mali

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As the sun rises over Mali's vast desert, a group of 20 men prepare equipment and line up to receive instructions before...

Kenya soldiers killed by IED

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Five Kenyan soldiers were killed and 10 wounded when their vehicle ran over a homemade bomb in northern Kenya, the military said....

US Army technicians examine IEDs

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Most soldiers do not think much about what happens to improvised explosive devices (IEDs) once they are found and disarmed by friendly...

IED kills eight in Kenya

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Eight Kenyan police officials were killed in the eastern part of the country after their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device planted...

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Misleading SANDF post removed after defenceWeb intervention

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One imagines at least a handful of the more than seven thousand followers of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) LinkedIn social media account...