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Massive cocaine bust off Senegal

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Senegal seized more than two tons of pure cocaine from a ship off its Atlantic coast, the navy said, in the West African country’s...

Training readies Senegal for regional emergency response role

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The United States Defence Threat Reduction Agency’s (DTRA’s) Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Security Cooperation Engagement Programme concluded a 6-year cooperative Chemical, Biological, Radiological,...

Former Chad strongman Habre, convicted of war crimes, dies of COVID-19...

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Hissene Habre, the former strongman president of Chad and security ally of the West during the Cold War who was later jailed for war...

Senegalese Navy intercepts drug trafficking ship

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Senegal’s Navy has intercepted and seized a ship 240 km off its coastline that was found to be transporting a large quantity of hashish. In...

Senegalese navy seizes 8 tonnes of cannabis resin from boat

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The Senegalese navy on Sunday intercepted a boat smuggling over 8 tonnes of cannabis resin through the waters off the West African nation's coast,...

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,...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...