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4,000 NIGERIA POLICE PERSONNEL SERVING IN PEACEKEEPING MISSIONS WORLDWIDE ; 450 COPS DEPART FOR LIBERIA AND SIERRA LEONE

An operative of the Police Counter Terrorist Unit stands in front of a Landcruiser truck NEWS AGENCY OF NIGERIA 31 DECEMBER, 2013 THE Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr Mohammed Abubakar, said on Tuesday that more than 4,000 police officers were … Continue reading

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AFRICAN TROOPS NEED 460 MILLION DOLLARS FOR OPERATIONS IN MALI

ADDIS ABABA Jan. 26 (Xinhua) About 460 million U.S. dollars are needed for the operations of the troops to be deployed by African countries in Mali, according to delegates attending the preparatory meetings for the African Union (AU) summit to … Continue reading

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FOREIGN MINISTER URGES BETTER RECOGNITION FOR NIGERIAN PEACEKEEPERS; SAYS NIGERIA HAS 6,000 PEACEKEEPERS ACROSS GLOBAL FLASHPOINTS, SPENT US$13 BILLION ON PEACEKEEPING SINCE 1960

Nigerian peacekeepers on pre-deployment training at the Nigerian Army Peacekeeping Centre, Jaji THE GUARDIAN 15 January, 2013 GREATER recognition for Nigerian peacekeepers, who laid down their lives for global security and a safer subregion would spur Nigerian soldiers in their … Continue reading

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AFRICAN UNION TAKES OVER HUNT FOR FUGITIVE UGANDAN LRA LEADER, JOSEPH KONY

UPDF troops trekking across the jungles of the Central African Republic in pursuit of LRA terrorists AFP 19 September, 2012 KAMPALA The African Union has taken control of a regional force hunting brutal rebel chief Joseph Kony across the central … Continue reading

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AU, ECOWAS SEEK NIGERIA’S SUPPORT TO TACKLE MALI CRISES

Nigerian ECOMIL peacekeepers enter Monrovia to a hero’s wecome AUGUST 2003 NEWS AGENCY OF NIGERIA Fri, 14/09/2012 The African Union (AU) and ECOWAS on Friday jointly solicited the support of Nigeria in tackling the deteriorated political situation in Mali. ECOWAS … Continue reading

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SOUTH AFRICA AND NIGERIA: BEST OF ‘FRENEMIES’

MMEGI ONLINE 25 May, 2012 Our diplomats shake hands and smile for the cameras, our governments say all the right things, and neither country acknowledges what they think is really at stake: Africa’s future and the chance to dominate it. … Continue reading

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MOGADISHU: AMISOM TROOPS IN SOMALIA

AMISOM Casspir APC on the move AMISOM BMP-2 Infantry Fighting Vehicle, followed by a T55 tank AMISOM T55 tanks AMISOM RG-31 Nyala mine resistant vehicles in Somalia Major General Mugisha, Ugandan Commander of AMISOM

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