Nigeria – We need information to combat insurgency –Defence Headquarters

2018/11/10- The Nigerian Defence Headquarters has appealed to the public to always furnish the force with useful information to boost intelligence gathering in the fight against Boko Haram.

Brig.-Gen. John Agim, the Acting Director of Information, Defence Headquarters Abuja, made the appeal on Thursday in Calabar during a two-day capacity building workshop for Forum of Spokespersons of Security and Response Agencies. Continuer à lire … « Nigeria – We need information to combat insurgency –Defence Headquarters »

China, Africa to strengthen military exchanges, cooperation: MOD

2018/08/31 – China and Africa will strengthen military exchanges and cooperation for global peace and stability, the country’s Ministry of National Defense said on Thursday ahead of the upcoming Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC). Continuer à lire … « China, Africa to strengthen military exchanges, cooperation: MOD »

Russia/Africa – Delegations From Africa Participate In Russian Military Technical Forum – OpEd #Defense

2018/08/31 – About twenty military delegations (groups) from Africa participated in the International Military-Technical forum «ARMY-2018» organised by the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation in Kubinka, located approximately 280 km from Moscow.

The «ARMY-2018» received about 120 official delegations from foreign countries and featured nearly 150 events as part of its scientific business programme. The annual games allow the different world forces to improve their efficiency, knowledge and friendship. The army extravaganza, billed the Olympics of the Military World, now in its fourth year. Continuer à lire … « Russia/Africa – Delegations From Africa Participate In Russian Military Technical Forum – OpEd #Defense »

UK/Africa – I’m not leaving until you’ve bought some missiles, May tells Africa #Defence #Military

2018/08/29 – THERESA May has vowed not to leave Africa until everyone has bought at least one British missile.

The prime minister feels her dreary personality and toe-curling dancing are a powerful incentive for Africans to buy high-tech weapons they have no use for. Continuer à lire … « UK/Africa – I’m not leaving until you’ve bought some missiles, May tells Africa #Defence #Military »

Wagner in the C.A.R: who blesses the Russian mercenaries in Africa?

2018/08/29 – On 27 July 2018, three Russian journalists – Orkhan Dzhemal, Aleksandr Rastorguyev, and Kirill Radchenko – arrived in the Central African Republic. They were in country to film a documentary about the shadowy Russian private military firm the Wagner Group for the Information Control Center, an initiative bankrolled by Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovskiy. Continuer à lire … « Wagner in the C.A.R: who blesses the Russian mercenaries in Africa? »

US to Cut Troops Fighting al-Qaeda in Africa to Focus on Russia, China – Reports

The US elite Special Operations Forces are deployed in about 12 African nations, including Cameroon, Niger and Somalia, where they help local authorities combat terrorist groups such as al-Qaeda* and its affiliate al-Shabab. Continuer à lire … « US to Cut Troops Fighting al-Qaeda in Africa to Focus on Russia, China – Reports »

Moscow signs military cooperation pact with C. Africa

2018/08/21 –  Russia and the Central African Republic will sign an agreement on military cooperation on Tuesday, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu was quoted by Interfax news agency as saying.Russia this year delivered light arms to the Central African Republic’s security forces and said it deployed 175 military and civilian instructors to train them.

Three Russian reporters were killed last month in the Central African Republic while investigating Russian mercenaries reportedly active in the country.

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