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Egypt seeking 5 000 TOW missiles in $700 million deal

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Egypt is looking to buy 5 000 TOW 2A anti-tank missiles from the United States in a deal that could be worth up to $691...

ISS: US debates bill to counter ‘malign’ Russian activities in Africa

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A United States (US) bill that would oblige Washington to punish African governments that abet Russian ‘malign’ activities on the continent is sailing through...

US, Kenyan officials assess military relationship

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US and Kenyan defense officials met at the Pentagon on 4 May to strengthen the bilateral relationship between the countries and look for new...

US Africa Command enhances US-Zambia security cooperation

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On 25 April, the US government announced US Africa Command will open an Office of Security Cooperation at the US Embassy in Zambia. Brigadier General...

USS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams completes Gulf of Guinea maritime security patrol

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The US Navy’s Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams (ESB 4) has arrived at Naval Station Rota, Spain, following a successful maritime security...

US, Senegalese aviators conduct exchange

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The Vermont Army National Guard and Senegalese Air Force took part in an aviation exchange as part of the State Partnership Programme between 13...

US approves possible AH-1Z Viper sale to Nigeria

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The United States has approved a possible sale of 12 Bell AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters to Nigeria in a deal that could be worth...

New international task force established for the Red Sea

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Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) has established a new international naval task force to enhance maritime security in the Red Sea region. During a ceremony at...

US Air Force advisors train Ghanaian Armed Forces in aeromedical evacuation...

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US Air Force airmen assigned to the 818th Mobility Support Advisory Squadron recently trained six medical members with the Ghanaian Armed Forces on aeromedical...

US, Cabo Verde authorities interdict large cocaine shipment

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US Sailors, Coast Guardsmen and Marines embarked aboard US Navy Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4), with support from the Environmental...

Africom praises SADC involvement in Mozambique

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The Southern African Development Community’s (SADC’s) counter-terrorism operations in Mozambique have been quite effective and are a good example of an African solution to...

Morocco gets Metal Shark boats from the United States

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The Royal Moroccan Navy has taken delivery of two Metal Shark boats from the United States. The boats were handed over on 24 March during...

Obangame Express brings a multinational approach to security in African waters

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Exercise Obangame Express 2022, the largest multinational maritime exercise in West Africa, concluded its 11th iteration with a closing ceremony in Dakar, Senegal, on...

Angolan marines develop techniques to combat illicit maritime activities

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The inflatable boat zipped across the water toward the waiting ship carrying a half-dozen Angolan Marines. A few minutes later, the Marines were on...

US general says China is seeking a naval base in West...

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The Chinese are activity seeking a naval base in Africa on the Atlantic coast, which would threaten US national security, United States Army General...

US offers Egypt F-15 fighters

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The United States has offered to sell Egypt F-15 Eagle fighter jets, after what a senior US military official said was a long, hard...

Exercise Justified Accord underway in Kenya and Rwanda

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Servicemen from the US military and 20 East African nations are taking part in Exercise Justified Accord 22 in Kenya and Rwanda. Justified Accord is...

Ex Shared Accord set for July in KZN

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South African Army soldiers will be joined by colleagues from the Air Force, Military Health Service and Navy who, in turn, will link up...

Multiple failures contributed to deadly 2020 Manda Bay attack in Kenya

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Inadequate force protection, inadequate understanding of the threat, inadequate security force preparation, and problems with mission command were some of the contributing factors that...

Egyptian C-130J Super Hercules deal passes Senate hurdle

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The deal to sell 12 Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules transports to Egypt is going ahead, after the US Senate last week voted in...

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