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A high-powered Namibian delegation met officials in North Korea last weekend to, amongst others, review some of the Asian country's projects in Namibia, which recently drew threats of UN sanctions.A military project between Namibia and North Korea is said to be in defiance of the UN Security Council, which banned, among others, any technology transfer or training that could...

Members of the Al-Shabaab terror group have seized a US surveillance drone after it crashed in Somalia’s Lower Shabelle region on Tuesday (28 June 2016). The area is controlled by the Islamistoutfit, factions of whom are affiliated with al-Quaeda and Islamic State (Isis).“The drone crashed yesterday morning in Baladul-Amin village in Lower Shabelle region, which is about 48km ...

Kenyan air force jets have launched more airstrikes in south west of Somalia, in pursuit of Al Shabaab after militants carried out deadly attacks on KDF bases in Lamu county.The latest reports from Gedo region indicate that Kenyan Air Force fighter jets bombed Al-Shabaab camps at small area near Bele-Hawo town, killing militants and civilians.The local Residents in Beled-Hawo...

The UN Security Council has decided to increase the number of peacekeepers in Mali. The mission will help with a fragile peace process and counter-terrorism operations.The 15-member UN Security Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to increase the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali by some 2,500 troops in a bid to bolster a fragile peace accord and counter Islamist...

On Thursday June 30, the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) handed over responsibility for security to the West African country. UNMIL took control of security in Liberia after devastating back-to-back civil wars that left hundreds of thousands dead and displaced many thousands more. Since the launch of a peacekeeping mission in September 2003, UNMIL has been responsible for...

U.S. Air Force Airmen and defense force members from Kenya and Uganda concluded training for the first-ever African Partnership Flight in Kenya on June 29, 2016.After 10-days of collaborative participation, Airmen from U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa, the Massachusetts Air National Guard and the 818th Mobility Support Advisory Squadron completed classroom instruction, hands-on training, medical...

The Egyptian army began celebrating Thursday morning the third anniversary of 30 June 2013 revolution with air and naval shows, the country's state news agency MENA reported.Air shows will take place in the greater Cairo area, while naval shows will be held on the shores of Mediterranean Sea in Alexandria.The army's marching bands will celebrate the occasion by...

The Commander of the UPDF Special Forces, Maj. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba Monday afternoon commissioned three new housing units that will shelter at least 30 soldiers and their families in Entebbe barracks.Maj.Gen. Kainerugaba, who was accompanied by his Deputy, Lt. Col. Don Nabaasa and other senior officers of the Command, has prioritized among other things the improved welfare of...

Ghana has installed surveillance equipment at its border posts to protect citizens from the globalised threat of cross-border terrorist attacks.The Ministry of Interior disclosed this in Bolgatanga, Upper East regional capital, during a public symposium dubbed: “Government for the People Forum”. The forum, organised by the Ministry of Communications, is scheduled to run in series all through the 10...

Algeria took the delivery of two more Mil Mi-28NE 'Night Hunter' (NATO reporting name: Havoc-B) combat helicopters in late June, according to the local media outlets."Algeria received two dual-control Mi-28NE combat helicopters from Russia in late June, 2016. The delivery was fulfilled within time limits specified by Moscow and Algiers. The related acceptance act will be signed in the...