Friday, February 20, 2015 - 07:07
Kenya is the sixth poorest country in Africa, according to a report compiled by a security think tank.The report, prepared by South Africa-based Institute for Security Studies, says 18.4 million Kenyans (40 per cent) out of 46.3 million live in extreme poverty.
Friday, February 20, 2015 - 06:40
A second Djiboutian battalion has arrived to join the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), the Djibouti Armed Forces (Forces Armées Djiboutiennes: FAD).
Friday, February 13, 2015 - 07:19
The US military and intelligence services get a free pass to zap terrorist targets; incumbent regimes, even when they massacre their political opponents, get immunity from all but the mildest diplomatic criticism from Washington. In theory, that should create a furore at the AU, where AU Commission chair Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma says she is determined to break the dependence on foreign powers.
Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 06:34
The week starting February 23 will see SANDF Joint Operations headquarters become a hive of high level activity when planning for the African Union Amani Africa II field training exercise gets underway.
Friday, February 6, 2015 - 06:40
Some analysts say Chadian troops may be the region's best hope to turn the tide against Boko Haram, but others are more cautious. The issue has become a hot topic as African leaders prepare to set-up a 7,500 troop regional force to fight the militants.
Friday, January 30, 2015 - 07:01
African Union proposes 7,500-strong force to counter Nigeria-based armed group amid rising cross border attacks.
Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 06:47
Boko Haram, Ebola, Central African Republic, South Sudan - African leaders have much on their agenda at their summit this weekend. At the top of the list is the creation of an anti-terrorism force.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 06:50
A lot has changed in what was once described, by former British foreign secretary William Hague, as the world’s “most failed state”. Somalia has now slipped outside the UN Security Council’s top-five most discussed topics, although much remains to be done before Somalia has escaped the reality of being a failed state.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 07:47
Madama, located in the northeast of Niger in the vast Teneré desert, is 10 days’ drive from the capital Niamey and doesn’t even feature on most maps. This is where Jean-Yves Le Drian, French Minister of Defence, spent the first day of 2015 visiting troops in a brand new military base, which is being set up as part of France’s Operation Barkhane to fight Islamist terror groups in the Sahel.
Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 06:08
The African Union has given Burkina Faso’s army two weeks to return power to a civilian government or face sanctions, the head of the organisation’s peace and security council said on Monday.