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The United Nations (UN) committee on sanctions has reportedly told Namibia that the country's relations with North Korea, which include cooperation on a military project, are not in violation of any statutes of the world body.A political commentator says this brings relief to Namibians, who feared UN sanctions and other consequences contemplated by naysayers in recent weeks.Critics had a...

The security situation in Somalia has seen improvement with the strengthening of its national police force despite the constant threat of terrorist attacks from Al Shabaab, the Force’s Commissioner, Gen Mohammed Sheikh Hamud, has said.Gen Hamud said the police service, which is receiving training from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), is focusing on internal security and learning...

In line with the crisis prevention component, EASF is taking a more proactive position to monitor conflict situations in all its member states.In the recently concluded Presidential elections in the Union of Comoros, EASF was represented by a high level delegation of staff from the secretariat on an assessment and election observation mission from 9th to 18th April 2016....

Part of Sh3.8 billion allocated for security equipment is being used to buy anti-riot gear for Kenyan police.Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery said this was occasioned by an increase in riots. He said the gear, bought at an undisclosed amount, would be delivered next month. "You will no longer throw stones at police during riots. We are bringing in...

New AFRICOM Commander, Other Senior Leaders NamedMarine Corps Lieutenant General Thomas D. Waldhauser has been nominated for appointment to the rank of general and for assignment as commander, U.S. Africa Command. Waldhauser is currently serving as director, J-7, Joint Staff, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, Washington, D.C.Other assignments:Brigadier General Dieter E. Bareihs, senior defense official and defense attaché, United Kingdom,...

President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed that a multinational task force will soon be established to patrol the waters of the Gulf of Guinea.Presidential spokesman Femi Adesina quoted Buhari as disclosing this yesterday while receiving French Minister of Defence Mr. Jean-Yves Le Drian.Adesina quoted President Buhari as saying that patrols by the multinational task force would augment and boost ongoing...

The British Army training team will help step up anti-poaching training with local park rangers and trackers, which includes sharing operational experience, surveillance and analysis, and the collection and use of criminal intelligence to support successful prosecution of the gangs responsible for the slaughters.The 14-strong team, led by Northern Ireland based 2 RIFLES, and supported by specialist staff –...

As part of the regional military cooperation, exchanges between the Malagasy Armed Forces and African countries are intensifying. Recently a delegation from the Nigerian School of Staff, composed of 34 trainee officers and 10 supervisors arrived in Madagascar on April 24, 2016.First, they visited the School of Staff during which the hierarchy within the Malagasy Armed Forces was explained.The...

Meanwhile the Nigerian Army has dismissed accusations against it over claims of unpaid operational and peace-keeping allowances by some soldiers fighting insurgents on Operation Lafiya Dole in the North East.Asked to respond over the allegations of unpaid allowances and clarify the casualty figures at the recent attack on soldiers at Kareto in Borno State, Army spokesman Colonel Sani Usman...