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Angola took over Saturday the chair of the African Capacity for Immediate Response to Crises (ACIRC) under the African Union.This was during a closing ceremony of Command Post Military Drill dubbed "Utulivu Africa II", conducted in Angolan northern Bengo province on 22-26 August this year.The ACIRC follows a Nation Framework service scale (named nation-leading).Other countries that held the...

It has come to light that 50 local game scouts are undergoing keep-fit drills in order to improve their ability to combat poachers in wildlife national parks. This is wonderful news, to say the least.The game scouts are honing their skills to acceptable standards. The training is in progress in Rungwa Game Reserve.The US Embassy in Dar es Salaam...

Uniformed soldiers on Friday night emptied Harare's night clubs and ruthlessly attacked people on the streets after police triggered violent protests in the capital earlier in the day as President Robert Mugabe's government fought to suppress dissent against his rule.Zimbabwe's 18 opposition parties including former vice-president Joice Mujuru's Zimbabwe People First and MDC led by Morgan Tsvangirai had...

Forces loyal to Libya's UN-backed unity government pushed Sunday into the last areas of Sirte held by the Islamic State group in what was the militants' coastal stronghold, a spokesman said."Our forces entered the last areas held by Daesh in Sirte: district number one and district number three," said Rida Issa, using an Arabic acronym for IS."The final battle...

More than Shs2.4 billion is feared to have been lost by the Ministry of Defence through maintenance of a suspected "ghost" Russian pilot on its payroll over a period of 11 years.Information obtained by Sunday Monitor reveals that the ministry had over that period paid out at least $618,000 (approximately Shs2.07billion) in monthly salaries and another $120,000 (approximately Shs402...

In early August Kenyan Army commander Lieutenant General Robert Kibochi visited several units (including the long range surveillance unit pictured) and locations near the operational areas. Locations included Garissa Camp, Gerille Camp, Dill Camp, Libodi Camp, Dobley and the Manda Base.

Project Porthole is delivering a high altitude parachute system (HAPS) to the SAArmy and the South African Special Forces. The final training and acceptance of the system has already begun on 15 August and will complete on 02 September 2016 at 44 Parachute Regiment in Bloemfontein.The General Officer Commanding (GOC) South African Special Forces (as custodian of Project Porthole),...

The State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Obeidalla Mohamed Obeidalla, has met with the State Minister of Regional Cooperation of the Republic of Burkina Faso who chaired the delegation of her country in the third session of the joint ministerial committee which concluded its meetings in Khartoum on Wednesday .At the meeting, Dr. Obeidalla has appreciated success of the...

In depature to tradiiton, deputy minister of defence Aggrey Massi on Wednesday handed over a sword of command to the newly appointed army commander General Griffin Supuni Phiri at Kamuzu Barracks parade square in Lilongwe replacing geneal Ignacious Maulana.Maulana who was unceremoniously removed from the position by President Peter Mutharika did not turn up for the inauguration.Mutharika appointed...

Algerian Deputy Minister of National Defence and Chief of Staff of the People's National Army, Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaid Salah inspected Thursday, at the headquarters of the Naval Forces Command in Algiers, the corvette "Ezzadjer," said a communiqué of the National Defence Ministry."Along with Major General Mohamed Larbi Haouli, Commander of the Naval Forces, the Chief of Staff of...