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Nairobi hosts workshop on AI in the military

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Kenya’s Ministry of Defence this week co-hosted an inaugural workshop on the responsible use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the military. Co-hosts of the two-day...

Kenya and European Union hold first joint naval exercise

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The longstanding European Union (EU) Naval Force in the Indian Ocean – Operation Atalanta – marked up a first this month when it successfully...

William Ruto wins in Washington – but does Kenya?

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Not all Kenyans are enchanted by the prospect of being America’s main partner in sub-Saharan Africa. Kenyan President William Ruto last week made the first...

Moi Forces Academy gifted a Bulldog trainer

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Pupils at Kenya’s Moi Forces Academy have a new source of inspiration in the form of a side-by-side Bulldog trainer now resident at the...

Kenya’s mission to Haiti: how the 1 000-strong force is preparing...

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Kenya has temporarily halted controversial plans to send a specially trained contingent of 1 000 police officers to Haiti, where armed gang violence recently...

Kenya operating DCD’s Springbuck APC

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Kenya has been confirmed as a relatively new operator of DCD Protected Mobility’s Springbuck armoured personnel carrier (APC), with the vehicles being used for...

UPDF goes hands-on to learn from Kenya, South Africa

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The Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) is actively connecting to other African defence forces by building relationships, sharing ideas and experiences, and addressing challenges. In...

Ex Justified Accord underway in Kenya

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Justified Accord 2024 (JA24) is US Africa Command's (Africom’s) largest exercise in East Africa, running from 26 February to 7 March 2024 under the...

Kenya receives nearly $1.4 million in protective equipment for terror fight

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The Kenya Defence Forces in January received 6 730 pieces of protective equipment valued at Sh220 million ($1.38 million) from United States Africa Command. The...

Kenya Defence College hosts autonomous weapons lecture

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Senior officers from the Kenyan Air Force, Army and Navy along with National Defence College staff were given insight into autonomous weapons in an...

South Korea donates MD500 helicopters to Kenya

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South Korea is giving Kenya 16 retired MD500 helicopters to be used on United Nations (UN) peacekeeping missions, with the first six being refurbished...

Integrated East Africa needed to meet regional threats

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The senior civilian in the Kenyan defence sector called for “a peaceful, secure and integrated” East Africa to meet threats facing the region. Speaking at...

Northern Kenya’s disarmament dilemma

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Banditry and the proliferation of illegal small arms are critical drivers of insecurity in Kenya’s North Rift Region. Survey-derived baselines project the number of...

Stronger military ties forged between Japan and Kenya

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Military ties between Kenya and Japan have been strengthened with an inaugural military-to-military dialogue at Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) Nairobi headquarters. The dialogue on Tuesday...

Indian Navy ship calls at Kenya’s Lamu port

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The Indian Navy Saryu-class patrol ship INS Sumedha (P58) has made a maiden call at Kenya’s port of Lamu. Arriving at the port on 9...

Kenyan contingent withdraws from DR Congo as EAC RF exit underway

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The East African Community (EAC) reaction force (RF) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is presently in a transition phase ahead of “planned...

First Kenya defence university graduation

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The first graduation ceremony at the National Defence University Kenya (NDU-K) was a singular event with 167 graduates honoured with Masters’ degrees and post-graduate...

Kenyan President launches 1 800 ton locally built freighter

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Kenyan President William Ruto, also Commander-in-Chief of the country’s defence force, has officiated the commissioning and maiden launch of MV Uhuru II, a 1...

Kenya to lead Haiti security support mission

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In a notable first for Africa, Kenya will lead a multinational security support (MSS) mission to Caribbean country Haiti assisting police in quelling gang...

Pentagon Chief focusing on regional security on visits to Djibouti, Kenya,...

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United States Secretary of Defence Lloyd J Austin III, has started his official travel to Dibouti, Kenya, and Angola on the heels of the...

Kenya, US enter defence co-operation agreement

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East African country Kenya and the United States (US) at the weekend committed to a wide-ranging five-year defence co-operation agreement. The agreement will see formal...

Joint Brazilian/Kenyan jungle warfare training in DR Congo

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Specialist Brazilian jungle warfare operators deployed in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) better prepared Kenyan soldiers for what they can encounter with an intensive,...

Kenya and SA to boost military co-operation

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Defence relations between Kenya and South Africa are to be strengthened, with at least five areas identified during a visit this week by a...

Kenya completes local refurbishment of patrol ship Shupavu

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Kenya’s President William Ruto has rededicated the patrol vessel KNS Shupavu following a local overhaul performed by Kenya Shipyards Limited at a new facility...

Attack on Kenya Defence Forces outpost confirms Al-Shabaab drone use

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Kenyan security forces have increased their operations along the country’s 680-kilometer border with Somalia in response to recent attacks by al-Shabaab. Al-Shabaab, which has suffered...

Joint British/Kenya training exercise

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British soldiers and their Kenyan counterparts exercise together with both militaries benefitting. Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) and BATUK (British Army Training Unit- Kenya) recently wrapped...

Allen-Vanguard donate SCORPION ECM training equipment to Kenya’s International Peace Support...

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Allen-Vanguard, a global leader in providing customized solutions for defeating Radio Frequency (RF) based terrorist and extremist threats, was recently invited to speak on...

ISS: Kenya’s rise in al-Shabaab attacks calls for localised solutions

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In the past three weeks, over 30 security force officers have been killed by improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in more than 10 attacks across...

India/Kenya naval relations strengthened

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Naval relations between India and Kenya were reinforced during a high-level Indian Navy delegation visit to the East African country. The visit provided an opportunity...

New KDF Chief

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New Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) Chief General Francis Ogolla took command of the East African country’s military might at the weekend, bringing to an...

Retiring Kenya Defence Forces Chief pays tribute to soldiers

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Outgoing Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) Chief General Robert Kibochi expressed appreciation and thanks to Kenya Army personnel deployed in national and regional theatres during...

East Africa has deployed troops to combat M23 rebels – who’s...

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The East Africa Community (EAC) has completed the deployment of its regional force in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to oversee the...

Assault course to boost Kenya marines training

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Kenya’s marine commandos have a new training aid in the form of a 500m long assault course, thanks to the United Kingdom government’s financial...

Battlefield losses may result In Al-Shabaab cross-border attacks

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In 2022, Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud ordered a major offensive against the al-Shabaab terror group. With the help of African Union forces, those...

Op Shujaa making inroads against ADF in DR Congo

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Operation Shujaa, a joint Congolese/Ugandan effort to drive the rebel Allied Democratic Force (ADF) from the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), has to...

Mass protests in Kenya have a long and rich history –...

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Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga and his coalition party, Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya, recently called for mass protests across the country. Odinga and his...

Kenya, Uganda strengthen defence ties

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Senior officers from the Kenyan and Ugandan defence forces met in Nairobi this week to further cement “engagement and collaboration as partners seeking sustainable...

More Osprea Mambas for Africa

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Osprea Logistics is successfully delivering another 50 Mamba armoured vehicles to an African based customer, who will use them for peacekeeping missions. United States-based Osprea...

Ex Justified Accord underway in Kenya

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The largest exercise in East Africa co-ordinated by US Africa Command (AFRICOM) – Justified Accord (JA23) – is currently underway in Kenya after officially...

Kenyan QRF takes on ADF

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Reported attacks by the rebel Allied Defence Forces (ADF) in the Beni area of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) saw speedy response from...

East African troops hope to bring peace in the DRC but...

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The East African Community decided to deploy troops in one of its member states for the first time in June 2022. The deployment in...

Al-Shabaab: sensational media reports about Kenyan terror attacks keep kids out...

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Sensational reporting on terror attacks in Kenya is keeping children out of school, with dire consequences for their education and their futures. That is the...

Kenyan general sees for himself in DR Congo

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A show of support for Kenyan soldiers deployed to the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to stifle and hopefully halt hostilities has come...

Kenya violence: 5 key drivers of the decades-long conflict in the...

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Conflict and insecurity are prevalent in northern Kenya. In recent weeks, cases of bandit attacks in the region have left villages terrorised and led...

First Kenyan troops deployed to DRC

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Kenya is the latest addition to troop contributing countries aiming to end hostilities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). At the weekend, President William...

National Defense University-Kenya a ‘game changer’ for military education

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When officials inaugurated the National Defence University-Kenya (NDU-K) in August, it was more than just the opening of a new school. For those present...

Feature: South Africa needs an integrated national maritime security strategy

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The South African Navy is unable to be responsible for the nation’s maritime security by itself, and an integrated maritime security strategy is required...

US Africa Command Special Operations Forces train alongside partners in Kenya

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Special Operations Command - Africa forces have partnered with members of the Kenyan Defence Force for a Joint Combined Exchange Training in Isiolo, Kenya. The...

Armscor seeks partners at Africa Security Symposium

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As part of Armscor’s “quest” to be a continental acquisition partner of choice, the South African specialist defence and security acquisition agency was in...

Why US-Kenya cooperation on wildlife and drug trafficking matters

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Kenya and the United States have worked very closely against terrorism since the targeting of the American embassy in Nairobi in 1998 by Al-Qaeda....