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African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has requested for close to 9,000 more soldiers to facilitate its operations.This request has come with a stern warning to the political elite against using their contribution to Somalia as a bargaining power to table their demands."States should not use AMISOM troops as a bargaining power to seek compliance on their demands," said...

At least 1,500 soldiers are undergoing training at Gadaffi Barracks in Jinja to prepare them for retirement next year.The deputy army Spokesperson, Maj Henry Obbo said the retirees are trained in how they can adapt to civilian life after retirement."Since 2014 we have been having annual retirement programmes. This is part of the usual retirement programme," he said.He said...

Russia has offered Egypt modern armament and electronic warfare systems and communications means to mount on Mistral helicopter carriers and the negotiations are continuing, presidential aide for military and technical cooperation Vladimir Kozhin told TASS on Thursday."The Russian Federation has offered Egypt a wide range of equipment and military hardware to mount on Mistral helicopter carriers. Apart from helicopters,...

Angolan Interior Minister Angelo de Barros Veiga Tavares visited a military and police security and technology exhibition in Tel Aviv, Israel on Tuesday.The Technology Fair, organized by the Israeli Export Institute, took place on the sidelines of the International Conference on Public Security, which brings together security specialists from various countries, to exchange experiences in preventing and combating terrorism...

A British Army team from 1 (UK) Division will deploy early in the new year to train Malawi park rangers as combat tracking instructors, which will in turn help neutralise the threat of poaching, and bring those responsible to justice.This UK support, initially focused on Malawi, could be extended and potentially reach out to a wider audience in other...

Sixty participants, comprising 30 males and 30 females, from the Ghana Police Service, have begun a two-week in Police Pre-Deployment Training (PPD) course, at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC).This course will build the capacity of the officers to be ethically oriented and professionally competent, especially for the mission they are being trained for, which is the...

The Kenya Defence Forces training grounds in Samburu will now move to Baragoi in the same county, following a decades-old dispute with residents.The 3,000 acres were set aside for military training in the 1970s.In a bid to end the dispute with residents of Lkuroto and Muramur over the land on the outskirts of Maralal town, the county government donated...

The United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS) on Tuesday attended a ceremony to acknowledge the completion of a new 20-bed hospital purpose-built for regional peacekeepers and the local community in Baidoa, the administrative capital of Southwest state.UNSOS Director Amadu Kamara represented UNSOS at the ceremony, hosted by AMISOM Sector Commander Brigadier-General Gabremeskel Gebrezigabe, and attended by AMISOM Chief...

The Commander-In-Chief (C-I-C) of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL), President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, over the weekend named a new Deputy Chief of Staff (DCOS), thus filling the gap created in the army due to the recent passing of the then DCOS Colonel Eric Dennis.President Sirleaf named Lt. Colonel Prince Charles Johnson III as DOS, and promoted to Brigadier...

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has resumed the aerial patrol of the strategic corridors of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), especially on the Abuja-Kaduna axis.The Director of Public Relations and Information (DOPRI), Group Captain Ayodele Famuyiwa, in a statement yesterday , said the extended aerial patrol and surveillance of the Abuja-Kaduna highway to include the railway line was part...