Arms & Armies

Nigeria: Many Killed As Soldiers Repel Boko Haram Attack in Adamawa – Official

[Premium Times] The Nigerian Army says its troops of 232 Battalion of 23 Armoured Brigade under Operation Lafiya Dole deployed in Garkida, Gombi Local Government Area of Adamawa successfully thwarted planned attacks by the Boko Haram terrorists on Friday.Read More

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Nigeria: Military Offensive Responsible for Increase in Bandits’ Attack in Niger, Says Bello

[This Day] Minna -The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has said the military offensive in the North-east geo-political zone of the country is responsible for the increase in bandits’ attacks in the state.Read More

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Nigeria: Nigerian Air Force Kills Key Boko Haram Leaders in Borno

[Daily Trust] The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) yesterday said it killed some key leaders of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) at Jubillaram and Alinwa in the northern part of Borno State.Read More

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Somalia: AU Trains 200 Somali Police to Improve Security

[Shabelle] The African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) said on Friday it has trained 200 more Somali police officers, who will maintain law and order in Hirshabelle State in the central part of the country.Read More

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Somalia: Somali Armed Forces Carry Out Operation Against Al-Shabaab

[Shabelle] Two al-Shabaab ring leaders have been killed in the Middle Shabelle region following security operations by the Somali army.Read More

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Nigeria: Why Boko Haram Singles Out Christians – Army Commander

[Vanguard] Unable to weather sustained attacks from the military against their activities, the Boko Haram insurgents have resorted to guerilla tactics and targeting Christians to cause confusion and chaos in the country, the Commander 7th Division of Nigeria Army in Maiduguri, Brig Gen Abdul Khalifa Ibrahim, has said.Read More

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Africa: African Scholars Flee China As Coronavirus Scourge Deepens

[CAJ News] Guangzhou -AFRICAN students are leaving China in droves as the death toll from the coronavirus (COVID-19) wreaking havoc in the Asian country soars above 2 000.Read More

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Kenya: Twist in Fake Arms Tender Probe as Officer Found Dead

[Nation] The death of a police officer critical to the investigation of the fake tender deal involving former Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa and an American company has puzzled investigators.Read More

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Kenya: Echesa’s Associate Crispin Odipo Charged in Fake Military Tender Scheme

[Capital FM] Nairobi -A co-director of former sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa was Friday charged with conspiracy to defraud a Polish national of Sh11.5 million in a fraud case involving a fake Sh39 billion tender for supply of military equipment.Read More

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Africa: U.S. Reviews Military Presence in Africa but Stays on

[Africom] OPERATOR:  Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by.  Welcome to the Africa Land Forces Summit Conference Call.  At this time all participants are in a listen-only mode.  Later we will conduct a question and answer session.  Instructions will be given at that time.  If you should require assistance …

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