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At least 40 vehicles for the police in addition to 10 armoured personnel carriers have been sent to Lamu County, Kenya, by the national government to boost security.The hardware will be used in the Linda Boni security operation, Deputy President William Ruto has said.Mr Ruto also announced that at least 1,500 military and police officers are in various parts...

At least 50 six boats of various models to be used along the sea and river border were delivered today, Wednesday, to the Border Guard Police of Angola (PGFA) by the Commissioner General of the National Police (PN), Ambrosio de Lemos Freire dos Santos, in the municipality of Cacuaco.The PN official said that the act is part of the...

Equipment belonging to the Nigerian Army has exploded at a fabrication workshop, killing the artisan and wounding one soldier in Damaturu, Yobe state.Daily Trust gathered that the pipe-like equipment was brought to the fabricator identified as Usman Musa by a military vehicle to be cut into specific size, but explosion occurred killing the fabricator on the spot.Spokesman of 27...

China will expand its support to peacekeeping operations in Africa, a senior official from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) said this week.Senior Colonel Zhou Zhe, deputy director of the peacekeeping center told journalists on Monday that China will live up to its commitments to global peacekeeping operations.“China, as a major power, is committed to global stability through peacekeeping...

Recently, Charles Nengite, a colonel in the Nigerian Army, bagged six awards and emerged second best speaker for 2016 Strategic Officers' Course at the United States War College. He shares his experience during the programme with PREMIUM TIMES' Aminu Adamu, in this interview. PT: In a class of 308 Americans and 79 foreign students that participated in the strategic officers'...

Kenyans will wait a little longer to know if the country will send her troops to troubled South Sudan.This is after National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale yesterday withdrew a special motion that could have seen members of the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) deployed to the neighbouring country. This comes a day after US Secretary of State John Kerry visited...

The Commander of the Support Services Brigade Group, Brig Gen Francis Ofori after taking over command five months ago, was inducted into office on Sunday, 14 August 2016 at the Headquarters of the Brigade in Burma Camp.The ceremony was officiated by the Director of Religious Affairs (DRA) of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF), Rev Cdr Paul Adjei-Djan and the...

South Africa’s Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI), also known as the Hawks, has asked parliament’s portfolio committee on police to approve its request for a R100-million helicopter to use in cracking down on rhino poachers.TimesLive reported that the elite crime-fighting unit’s head Lieutenant-General Berning Ntlemeza told the committee on Tuesday its operations were hamstrung without a standby chopper...

A six-member assessment team from the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Force Headquarters made a combat-readiness assessment on the 14th Chinese peacekeeping engineers detachment to South Sudan on August 22, local time.The members of the team are all staff officers of peacekeeping forces from countries including Fiji, Nepal and Cambodia.The Chinese detachment passed the assessment with straight...

The team leader of the Bangladesh National Defence College on Geo-strategic study tour of Nigeria, Rear Admiral Anwarul Islam has lauded the success of the Nigerian Military to overcome insurgency and expressed their willingness to adopt the Nigerian Armed Forces winning strategy to combat insurgency and criminalities in their country.This was contained in a statement signed the Director of...