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The US is investing at least $50m in a military air base in Niger that will be capable of deploying drones.The US already has a presence in the capital Niamey, where it shares an airbase with France's anti-Islamist force, Operation Barkhane.MQ-9 Reaper drones are stationed there.But the new facility, in the central city of Agadez, will give Washington greater...

In late September, a delegation from People’s Republic of China steered by its Deputy Commander, Logistical Support Department of the Central Military Commission, Lt Gen Liu Shengjie paid a benchmarking visit to the South African National Defence Force Logistics Division in Pretoria. Entrenched in Lt Gen Shengjie’s entourage were Maj Gen Wen Shanzhong, Deputy Commander, Wuhan Logistic Support Base,...

United state has denied the claims by Somali regional administration that scores of its security forces were killed on air strike. Galmudug regional state administration said more than 30 troops who were part of its soldiers were killed when US aircrafts bombed Somali National Army base near Southern Somali city of Galkacyo.Pentagon spokesman Jeff Davies told reporters that two...

A regional administration in Somalia said rival forces deliberately misled the US into launching an air strike that killed 13 of its troops and wounded seven others.The US confirmed conducting the strike on Wednesday morning near the town of Galkayo, but said it targeted the Shabaab, an al-Qaeda group."During a Somali-led counterterrorism operation to disrupt an al-Shabaab Improvised Explosive...

Insitu Inc., Bingen, Wash,, has been awarded $9.8 million for firm-fixed-price delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement to procure launch and recovery equipment, spares, support equipment, and support services for the ScanEagle unmanned aircraft system operations for the government of Tunisia Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Services Program. Work will be performed in Bizerte, Tunisia (50 percent); and...

Egypt received on Thursday a second shipment of mine resistant ambush protected (MRAP) vehicles from the United States that it claims would boost the fighting abilities of the armed forces, a statement by Egypt's army spokesman read. (Photo is of first batch received in May 2016)The delivery of the batch took place at an inauguration ceremony, where the...

Japan in collaboration with the international community is intensifying war on piracy to enable safe transportation of cargo and passengers in the Indian Ocean.Japanese ambassador to Kenya Toshitsugu Uesawa said his government has set up a defence force base in Djibouti in a bid to maintain surveillance off Somalia Coast to contain piracy.Due to increased surveillance, he said attacks...

The U.S. ambassador to Mali accuses the Malian government of maintaining relations with a militia groups widely blamed for rising tensions, that risk undermining a fragile peace process in the country’s desert north.His comments were the latest indication that key donors to the West African state are taking a harder line towards the government, which denies all ties to...

President Yoweri Museveni has held a meeting with visiting British Minister for Middle East and Africa Affairs, Mr. Tobias Ellywood.During the meeting that took place yesterday at State House, Entebbe, the President and his guest discussed matters pertaining to regional security, political, economic and development matters.The President told the British Minister and his delegation that the African Mission to...

The South African Department of Defence has completed its Defence Review 2014 (DR 14) and was approved by Parliament and is in the process to implement recommendations in terms of set milestones. In this regard the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) is compelled to capacitate its members in the professional and technical environment to ensure they are competent...