Algérie – Contrebande-crime organisé: 12 personnes arrêtées dans le sud du pays (MDN)

2019/03/01 – Douze (12) personnes ont été arrêtées et 3 fusils de chasse, des munitions et des outils d’orpaillage ont été saisis lundi lors d’opérations distinctes menées par des détachements de l’Armée nationale populaire (ANP) à Tamanrasset, Bordj Badji Mokhtar et In Salah dans le cadre de la lutte contre la contrebande et la criminalité organisée, indique mardi un communiqué du ministère de la Défense nationale (MDN). Continuer à lire … « Algérie – Contrebande-crime organisé: 12 personnes arrêtées dans le sud du pays (MDN) »

The German Air Force has been using Israel Aerospace’s UAVs in Afghanistan since 2010 and in Mali since 2016

2018/21/12 – Germany has extended the operation of Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (IAI) (TASE: ARSP.B1) Heron 1 drones until mid of 2020, Airbus unit Airbus DS Airborne Solutions GmbH, which acts as the contractor for the German government, has announced. Continuer à lire … « The German Air Force has been using Israel Aerospace’s UAVs in Afghanistan since 2010 and in Mali since 2016 »

Algérie – Drones, barbelés, miradors, caméras thermiques : l’ANP boucle les frontières

2018/02/12 – L’Armée nationale populaire (ANP) a mobilisé d’impressionnants moyens matériels pour vaincre la porosité des longues frontières terrestres que l’Algérie partage avec sept pays voisins, a appris Algeriepatriotique de sources informées. Continuer à lire … « Algérie – Drones, barbelés, miradors, caméras thermiques : l’ANP boucle les frontières »

The U.S. Is Building a Drone Base in Niger That Will Cost More Than $280 Million by 2024

2018/08/23 – A U.S. drone base in a remote part of West Africa has garnered attention for its $100 million construction price tag. But according to new projections from the Air Force, its initial cost will soon be dwarfed by the price of operating the facility — about $30 million a year. By 2024, when the 10-year agreement for use of the base in Agadez, Niger, ends, its construction and operating costs will top a quarter-billion dollars — or around $280 million, to be more precise.

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Drones equipped with AI are putting a stop to illegal fishing in Africa

2018708/19 – Across the waters of Africa, drones are being used to hunt down illegal fisherman, a group that costs Africa over $1 billion and hurts wildlife populations. These unmanned systems use AI to track and identify boats, ultimately cutting costs by replacing large, manned aircraft. Moroccan technology startup ATLAN Space is behind the development of this artificial intelligence used and looks to win back money for the people of Africa. Continuer à lire … « Drones equipped with AI are putting a stop to illegal fishing in Africa »

How can digital technology help transform Africa’s food system?

2018/07/16 – There’s no question that agriculture is critical to Africa’s biggest development goals. It is fundamental for poverty reduction, economic growth and environment sustainability. African food market continues to grow. It is estimated that African food markets will triple to US$1 trillion from its current US$300 billion value. Farming accounts for 60% of total employment in Sub-Saharan Africa—and food system jobs account for even more. In Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia, the food system is projected to add more jobs than the rest of the economy between 2010 and 2025. Continuer à lire … « How can digital technology help transform Africa’s food system? »

Special operators say African terror groups a future threat to US, if not right now

2018/04/24 – The runway under construction here, stretching more than a mile in the southern Sahara Desert, is both the Air Force’s biggest building project ever and the newest sign of a growing American military campaign against extremists in West Africa.

At Air Base 201, U.S. airmen put down damp burlap sacks to keep fresh concrete from cracking under the blaze, while building a home for MQ-9 Reaper drones. Continuer à lire … « Special operators say African terror groups a future threat to US, if not right now »