Category Archives: AFRICAN ARMED FORCES

SOUTH AFRICA ‘DOWNPLAYED’ CASUALTIES IN C.A.R FIGHTING…EYEWITNESS TO EVACUATION CLAIMS ‘COUNTED OVER 50 BODYBAGS WITH MORE BEING BROUGHT IN’ ; TROOPS WERE DEPLOYED TO SAFEGUARD MINING INTERESTS – FRANCE24 REPORT

FRANCE24 4/4/2013 Many more South African troops died during a rebel offensive in the Central African Republic than Pretoria has admitted, local sources have told RFI.The same sources said the soldiers were fighting to protect South African mining and oil … Continue reading

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U.N. TREATY AIMED AT REGULATING GLOBAL ARMS SALES PASSED

PHOTO CREDIT: AFP/GETTY IMAGES NEW YORK TIMES By NEIL MacFARQUHAR UNITED NATIONS Published: April 2, 2013 The United Nations General Assembly voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to approve a pioneering treaty aimed at regulating the enormous global trade in conventional weapons, … Continue reading

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U.S-NIGERIA MILITARY COOPERATION: ON TERROR’S NEW FRONTLINE, MISTRUST BLUNTS U.S. STRATEGY

US AFRICOM Commander, General Carter F. Ham WALL STREET JOURNAL By DREW HINSHAW and ADAM ENTOUS —Devlin Barrett and Musa Ibrahim contributed to this article. 26 February, 2013 KUMBOTSO, Nigeria The shooting clattered on for 30 minutes, residents of this … Continue reading

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EXERCISE OBANGAME 2013: WHY THE USA IS INTERESTED IN THE SAFETY OF AFRICAN WATERS; “NIGERIAN NAVY VERY PROFESSIONAL, VERY COMPETENT AND A REGIONAL LEADER”

An Agusta A109e Power of the Nigerian Navy Air Arm prepares to land on NNS Thunder F90 THE GUARDIAN ON SUNDAY 24 February, 2013 SAFETY of the maritime environment for smooth sailing of merchant vessels has prompted United States of … Continue reading

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U.S MAY DEPLOY DRONES, SPY PLANES IN NIGERIA OVER BOKO HARAM; INCOMING AFRICOM COMMANDER ACCEPTS THAT BOKO HARAM NOW OPERATE IN NIGERIA, CAMEROON, CHAD, NIGER AND MALI

US AFRICOM Commander, General Carter F. Ham THE GUARDIAN 25 February, 2013 THOUGH the debate about the rightness or otherwise of the use of external forces to check the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria has simmered down, it may be … Continue reading

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U.S MILITARY PERSONNEL ARRIVE IN NIGER TO CONDUCT DRONE SURVEILLANCE IN MALI

US AFRICOM Commander, General Carter F. Ham WASHINGTON Fri Feb 22, 2013(Reuters) The Pentagon has deployed about 100 troops to the West African nation of Niger to conduct unmanned reconnaissance flights over Mali and share intelligence with French forces fighting … Continue reading

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THIRTEEN CHADIAN SOLDIERS, 65 REBELS KILLED IN NORTHEAST MALI

Fri Feb 22, 2013 N’DJAMENA (Reuters) Thirteen Chadian soldiers were killed in fighting in northern Mali on Friday, the heaviest casualties sustained by French and African troops since the launch of a military campaign against Islamist rebels there six weeks … Continue reading

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FRENCH SPECIAL FORCES DEPLOYED IN CAMEROON

(Photo credit: EURONEWS) REUTERS Wednesday, February 20,2013 French special forces have arrived in northern Cameroon to help locate a French family who were kidnapped yesterday and moved to Nigeria, a local governor said today. The abduction of three adults and … Continue reading

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THE ONSET OF GUERRILLA WARFARE AROUND GAO: FRANCO-MALIAN COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS

A French Panhard VBL scout car and VAB armoured personnel carrier guard the route to Gao Airport French troops in a Panhard VBL scout car and Malian troops in ‘technicals’ inside Gao French troops prepare for urban guerrilla warfare in … Continue reading

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“AGAINST ALL ODDS” – EEBEN BARLOW; EXCERPTS ON JOINT OPERATIONS INVOLVING EXECUTIVE OUTCOMES, NIGERIAN FORCES, SIERRA LEONE ARMY AND KAMAJOR MILITIAMEN

Nigerian ECOMOG artillerymen prepare to swing into action during the Battle of Freetown II, 10 January 1999 (photo credit: NEW YORK TIMES) Kabbah finally agreed that EO should locate RUF HQ that Sankoh was using and destroy it..the base was … Continue reading

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