Post Tagged with: "Africa"

Rheinmetall to Modernize South Africa’s Air Defense

Rheinmetall to Modernize South Africa’s Air Defense

Rheinmetall AG of Düsseldorf has just booked another important order in the field of military air defence. The Republic of South Africa has decided to embark on a thoroughgoing modernization of its existing air defence systems. The contract was signed […]


For US forces in Africa, spy drones in short supply

For US forces in Africa, spy drones in short supply

The US military faces a chronic shortage of surveillance aircraft in Africa needed to track extremists on the continent, particularly in the Sahel region, a top general said Thursday. Only seven percent of the military’s requirements for reconnaissance and surveillance […]


Africa engagements stress importance of security assistance

Africa engagements stress importance of security assistance

The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command Commanding General and its Regional Operations Director for U.S. Africa Command conducted engagements with Uganda and Kenya military officers, State Department officials and Defense Department representatives from the respective countries’ Offices of Security Cooperation […]


East Africa Response force deploys for 1st time

East Africa Response force deploys for 1st time

Four days after their official transfer of authority ceremony, U.S. Army Soldiers with Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa’s East Africa Response Force deployed for the first time since being established earlier this year. The Soldiers loaded onto a U.S. […]


Ground Fire Injures 4 US Troops in South Sudan

Ground Fire Injures 4 US Troops in South Sudan

WASHINGTON: Four U.S. service members were injured today when their aircraft came under ground fire in South Sudan during a mission to evacuate American citizens in Bor, according to a statement issued by U.S. Africa Command. The updated Africom statement […]


US military to fly African Union troops to Central Africa: officials

US military to fly African Union troops to Central Africa: officials

The US military will help fly African Union peacekeeping troops to the Central African Republic as part of a French-led effort to restore security there, US officials said Monday. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, in Qatar on a tour of the […]


Gibraltar still strategic asset for Britain: analysts

Gibraltar still strategic asset for Britain: analysts

Situated in sight of unstable north Africa and on the shipping route to the Middle East, Gibraltar has military and intelligence facilities that still make it a strategic asset for Britain, analysts say. Spain ceded Gibraltar to Britain in perpetuity […]


As Global Unrest Spreads, US Slashes Military Readiness

As Global Unrest Spreads, US Slashes Military Readiness

There are still some ways in which newspapers capture the moment better than blogs or social media. One such way is their ability to display the full extent of global chaos, a topic so diverse and variegated that it is […]


Algeria army boosts forces on Tunisia border: minister

Algeria army boosts forces on Tunisia border: minister

Algeria’s army has reinforced its forces along the eastern border with Tunisia, Interior Minister Daho Ould Kablia said on Thursday, days after the killing of eight Tunisian soldiers. The soldiers were found on Monday with their throats cut after being […]


 
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