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SADC “fairly stable and peaceful” – executive secretary

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Elias Mogosi, the top official of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), told a senior European foreign affairs specialist the region is “fairly stable...

Rheinmetall receives first order under Dutch framework agreement

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Rheinmetall has received an order for illumination and smoke/obscurant shells from the Dutch Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) as part of a massive ammunition framework...

Eritrean trafficker on Dutch most wanted list

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Dutch prosecutors put Eritrean trafficker Kidane Zekarias Habtemariam on their most wanted list to try him for crimes related to alleged human smuggling. Kidane was...

Twitter says hackers saw messages from 36 accounts, including Netherlands official

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Twitter said on Wednesday that the hackers who breached its systems last week likely read the direct messages of 36 accounts, including one belonging...

Xpeller counter-UAV system secures Remembrance Day activities in Amsterdam

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Hensoldt’s Xpeller counter-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system has been used by the Netherlands National Police to secure Remembrance Day celebrations in Amsterdam against malicious...

Netherlands show confidence in South African maritime cluster

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The Netherlands has pledged its support to the South African maritime sector this week, with the Netherlands Consulate General and Damen Shipyards...

ICC prosecutor calls for conviction in DRC sexual slavery case

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The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) called on judges to convict a former Congo military leader on charges ranging from...

General Atomics to provide drones to the Netherlands air force

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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc said on Tuesday it had been selected by the Dutch Ministry of Defence to provide unmanned aircraft...

Fraud investigators raid Damen Shipyards in foreign bribery case

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Dutch investigators have raided the Netherlands' biggest ship builder, Damen Shipyards, as part of a criminal investigation into a foreign bribery case,...

Rwandan genocide suspects face court

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Two Rwandans extradited from the Netherlands to their home country pleaded not guilty during a preliminary court hearing in Kigali to crimes...

Shell faces possible Dutch lawsuit over Nigerian activist’s execution

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The widow of a Nigerian activist is planning to sue Royal Dutch Shell in the Dutch courts alleging the oil company was...

Dutch to withdraw seven ‘essential’ helicopters from Mali

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Dutch forces are preparing to withdraw seven "essential" helicopters from the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Mali, with no clarity yet on how...

Two Dutch soldiers killed in Mali peacekeeping accident

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Two Dutch soldiers were killed and another seriously injured during a training exercise in Mali on Wednesday afternoon, the latest casualties in...

Netherlands sends attrition replacement Apache to Mali

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The Royal Netherlands Air Force on 27 May sent a single AH-64D Apache attack helicopter to Mali to replace the one that...

Two Dutch airmen dead in Mali helicopter crash

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Two Dutch airmen died after an Apache attack helicopter serving with the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali crashed in the north...

Dutch Apaches strike Mali rebels

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Dutch AH-64 Apache attack helicopters with the United Nations carried out air strikes on Tuareg rebel forces in northern Mali on Tuesday,...

Dutch special forces in Mali tackle changing threat: minister

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Dutch troops have joined a U.N. peacekeeping mission in Mali to meet a growing security threat from the region to the Netherlands,...

Dutch Apaches arriving in Mali

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The first two Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) AH-64D Apaches have arrived in Mali where they are contributing to the UN Multidimensional...

First Dutch troops head for Mali

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More than 70 soldiers left Schipol airport for Mali on Monday where they will form part of the main body of the...

Exercise Saharan Express 2014 begins

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Naval forces from the United States along with African and European maritime partners on Thursday commenced the fourth annual multinational exercise Saharan...

Dutch deploying four Apaches, 380 troops to Mali

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The Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) will deploy four of its Boeing AH-64D Apaches to Mali in support of the Minusma mission...

Dutch Navy using ScanEagle for anti-piracy operations

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The Royal Netherlands Navy has started using ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicles for anti-piracy operations in the Indian Ocean. On August 8 a ScanEagle...

Dutch to get Lynx helicopter back from Libya

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The Dutch Ministry of Defence will get back the Lynx helicopter it was forced to abandon on a Libyan beach last year...

Dutch marines thwart pirate attack

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Dutch marines guarding a merchant vessel off the coast of Yemen have beaten off a pirate attack directed against it, the Dutch...

Dutch fall out of love with windmills

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When the Netherlands built its first sea-based wind turbines in 2006, they were seen as symbols of a greener future. Towering over the...

Zambia accuses Netherlands of funding opposition

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Zambia's ruling party has accused the Netherlands of financing the main opposition party, a charge that threatens to raise tensions with donors...

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