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France’s Ufast delivers patrol boat Taouay to Senegal

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France’s Ufast shipyard has handed over the 33 metre long RPB 33 patrol boat Taouay to Senegal’s Navy. It was formally transferred in a ceremony...

Senegalese CN235 arrives home

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The Senegalese Air Force’s newest CN235 has arrived home after flying from the PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) factory in Indonesia. The aircraft arrived in Dakar...

ISS: ‘Electoral reforms’ are stifling democracy in West Africa

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Ruling parties are using financial and political barriers to prevent their opponents from running for office. In the past two years, several West African countries...

French Falcon 50 helps intercept illegal fishing vessel off Senegal

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The crew of a French Falcon 50M maritime surveillance aircraft helped intercept an illegal fishing vessel off the coast of Senegal. On 18 March, the...

PTDI hands over CN235 to Senegal

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PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI – Indonesian Aerospace) has handed over a CN235 aircraft to Senegal, which will use it for maritime patrol. On 18 March,...

ISS: Senegal’s political turbulence reveals a justice system in crisis

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Will the country’s leaders take this opportunity to restore confidence in Senegal’s democratic institutions? On 3 March, Ousmane Sonko, one of Senegal’s main opposition leaders,...

The Past Week in Defence #43 (1 March – 7 March...

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In this week’s edition, on the continent, France’s UFAST launches a Senegalese patrol boat, De Haas interceptors are delivered to Nigeria, Gazelle helicopters are...

Explainer: Why protests are shaking one of Africa’s most stable democracies

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Clashes between police and thousands of demonstrators protesting at the detention of Senegal’s most prominent opposition leader have killed at least five people since...

Released Senegal opposition leader calls for more protests

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Senegal opposition leader Ousmane Sonko called on Monday for more protests against President Macky Sall after being indicted and released on bail over a...

Senegal shuts schools amid violent unrest

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Schools in Senegal will shut until 15 March, the education ministry said on Sunday, after days of violent protests that have paralysed parts of...

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Joint Standing Committee on Defence shows short memory span

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Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) publicly acknowledged the “exceptional leadership” of outgoing SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief General Solly Shoke last...
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