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A confidential report by a United Nations group of experts obtained on Friday depicts instances of apparent collusion with enemy or outside forces on the part of Tanzanian peacekeepers and government troops in the Democratic Republic of Congo.In an incident last May in North Kivu, the group recounts, two Tanzanian peacekeepers were killed and 26 wounded in an...

The leadership of the Nigerian military has confirmed that a liaison with the Naval Forces of Benin Republic is in force to keep a closer watch on the allegedly hijacked merchant ship, even as the Defence headquarters has warned those threatening violence in the oil rich regions.Director, Defence Information, Brig.-Gen. Rabe Abubakar, told The Guardian yesterday in Abuja that...

Chief of Defence Staff of the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF) yesterday admitted that the force currently lacks the capability to conduct effective maritime air and sea patrols.Lieutenant General Samuel O. Williams was updating newsmen on the successes and challenges of the force in a presser at the conference room of the Ministry of Defence at Tower...

Following the deadly attacks unleashed on Dalori village in Borno State at the weekend by Boko Haram, the military has cried out, saying it lacks modern and sophisticated weapons to confront the insurgents.The military's disclosure came as a rude shock to many in view of the constant claim by the Muhammadu Buhari administration that the insurgency thrived under the...

The Intelligence and Security Department (DRS) has been dissolved and three general security directorates have been set up and directly attached to the Presidency of the Republic, announced Saturday in Algiers Minister of State, Principal Private Secretary to the Presidency of the Republic Ahmed Ouyahia.Speaking during a press conference held at the end of the 5th session of...

The government of Switzerland has denied granting financial support to the Multi-National Joint Task Force, MNJTF, in the fight against Boko Haram.This came as Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Babachir David Lawal, said the war against Boko Haram had assumed a dangerous trend that required collective efforts and vigilance.Switzerland was listed among the countries that pledged...

General Dynamics Land Systems, Sterling Heights, Mich., has been awarded a $15,944,272 cost-plus-fixed-fee foreign military sales contract (Egypt) with options for technical services supporting domestic Egyptian M1A1 production.  One bid was solicited with one received.  Work will be performed in Sterling Heights, Michigan, with an estimated completion date of May 8, 2019.  Fiscal 2010 other procurement funds in the...

African countries with the biggest economies are involved in wars both inside and outside their boundaries?Nigeria has been a symbol of military mighty in West Africa. In the early eighties and nineties, it was the main contributor of both troops and military hardware in restoring peace in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.On its part, Kenya has been a beacon...

Egyptian forces interrupted the smuggling of large quantities of arms and ammunition to the western border.Thunderbolt forces in cooperation with the border guard force responsible for securing the strategic west intercepted and destroyed two vehicles, killed two smugglers and captured an additional two. There are indications that although perhaps brief, there was a firefight with possible government losses.

The Republic of Kenya and the Government of the Kingdom of Denmark signed an implementation agreement dubbed “Maritime Cooperation Programme” on 2nd February, 2016 at the Defence Headquarters, Nairobi.The Maritime Cooperation Program contains support to development of the Kenyan Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) concept and is to be implemented within the framework of Kenya Defence Forces Modernization Programme and...