The Somali government has pledged to provide consistent rehabilitation services for all young men who defect from al-Shabaab and seek amnesty, Minister of Information Mustafa Duhulow said Sunday . The government has seen a sharp increase in the number of defectors from al-Shabaab since the launch of Operation Indian Ocean and the killing of al-Shabaab leader Ahmed Abdi Godane. "Since the...

Zambia Defence Service Command and Staff College delegation of 23 Senior Officers from is in Rwanda on a regional study tour from 27 September to 4th October 2014. On 29th September 2014, they started their official tour by visit in Gisozi Genocide memorial where they paid homage to victims of 1994 Genocide against Tutsi. The visiting delegation then visited RDF...

The EASF Logistics Training Centre was officially opened on Monday, 29th September 2014. The Centre is a facility was set up to to meet the logistical requirements in preparation for Full Operational Capability (FOC) in December 2014 and thereafter, deployment of the regional Force in peacekeeping missions. In his opening speech, Hon Siraj Fegesa, Minister of Defence of the Federal Democratic...

As part of measures to tackle terror and the current insurgency in the north eastern part of the country, the Federal Government's plan of setting up an elite Special Brigade Force (SFB) is laudable. The elite force, according to the president, will be charged with stemming "challenges of new threats in the environment and thereby aligning our armed forces...

President Yoweri Museveni is to commission a multimillion factory at Lugogo today , which will produce police uniforms to cut costs of importing uniforms for the forces. According to the inspector general of police Gen. Kale Kayihura, the factory is a public-private partnership with a Chinese company which offered the equipment, while the Police provided the space. Gen. Kayihura said that...

The revelation by the Senate Thursday that the federal government plans to buy 12 helicopters from the Republic of Belarus to aid the fight against insurgency has raised questions about the genuineness and legality of the move, as facts emerged yesterday that Belarus is not a helicopter manufacturing company. This is even as the country is not listed as...

The Algerian Navy is a "reliable and a highly valued partner that helps to maintain security in the Mediterranean region," said Monday in Algiers Captain Giovanni Piegaja, from the Mines warfare Force of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) which are on a stopover in Algiers. "The Algerian Navy is reliable and a highly valued partner that effectively contributes...

Security forces should strive to be advanced in technology as countries are confronted with unprecedented and invisible types of technology-driven threats, a Government official has said. Deputy Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development, Dr Godfrey Gandawa said yesterday that some of the threats were cybercrime, terrorism, abuse of social media, laboratory made diseases and possible...

A senior military official of the Libyan National Army on Sunday reported that a convoy of vehicles loaded with militiamen crossed the Libyan-Sudanese border at El Kufra in support of the Libyan Islamist insurgents. Field commander Ashraf El Hasi said in an interview with the Arabic Sky News that Sudan attempted to enter a convoy of vehicles carrying Yemeni fighters...

For the first time, Kenya Defence Forces has an exhibition stand at the Nairobi International Trade Fair (NITF). The show which started on 29 September 2014 will run until 5 October 2014. The NITF offers opportunities for regional, continental and global exhibitors to display and demonstrate their services and products.  It also offers show goers an opportunity to meet people from...