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The Minister of Defaence, Lt. Gen. Awad Mohammed Ahmed Ibin Auf, met in his office Monday with the Minister of Defence of Somalia, Gen. Abdul-Gadir Ali Sheikh. and discussed progress of the bilateral relations and aspects of joint cooperation.The Somali Minister of Defence expressed his country's sincere thanks and appreciation to Sudan over the support that it has provided...

The Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College (GAFCSC), has opened the Peace Operations Course 2016 at Teshie on Monday, 23 May, 2016.The course which brought together participants from the Ghana Armed Forces, the Ghana Police Service, the Ministry of Defence, the Foreign Affairs Ministry and participants from some African countries seek to expose the participants to advanced and...

There will no more be any hiding place for Boko Haram insurgents as the Nigerian Navy is planning to set up an operational base along the Lake Chad Basin.This disclosure was made by the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas on Monday during one of the activities marking the Diamond Jubilee celebration of the Nigerian Navy...

A total of 198 Somali police graduated in Kismaayo on Monday, after a three-month intensive course, organized by the police component of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). The new police officers will be deployed in Kismaayo to maintain law and order.They are the first batch of 600 officers from Jubbaland, who will be trained with funding from...

China's contribution to peace and stability in Mali has been hailed at the end of the mission of its third contingent of 395 peacekeepers that it deployed to the West African nation."Chinese peacekeepers have boarded a plane back to China, happy that they have accomplished their mission of supporting Mali in restoring peace," a statement from the UN Peacekeeping...

Fifty-two Ghanaians and eight foreign cadets on Thursday, 19 May 2016  reported at the premises Ghana Military Academy (GMA) to commence their military training as cadets of Regular Career Course Intake 57.The fifty-two cadets consist of thirty-two personnel for the Army, eleven for the Air Force and nine for the Navy. The eight foreign cadets are from Burkina-Faso, Guinea,...

The Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Ms Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, recently tabled the Department of Defence Budget Speech in Parliament against the backdrop of a consistent funding decline due to constraints in the national fiscus.Minister Mapisa-Nqakula cautioned that the R5.5 billion budget reduction over the Medium-term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) would have serious implications for defence functions. She said the...

Algerian Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaïd Salah, Deputy-minister of National Defence, Chief of Staff of People's National Army (ANP), pays from Sunday a working and inspection visit in 3rd Military Region in Bechar to "inquire about the operational readiness of the Army forces," announced the Natio,al Defence Ministry (MDN) in a communiqué.This visit is also part of "the dynamics...

On 12 May Egypt received the first shipment of armoured vehicles from the US. The US Embassy in Cairo featured an article on its official website on the details of the Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles, designed to protect soldiers from improvised explosive devices (IEDs), landmines and other forms of attacks.Thursday’s delivery was “the first batch of a total...

Two modern Chinese chokka long-line vessels and a rusty Indonesian fishing vessel have been seized in a joint operation off the Eastern Cape and found with 600 tonnes of chokka in their holds."The capturing of these vessels indicates our seriousness as a country to protect our territorial and exclusive economic zone. We cannot tolerate the plundering of our marine...