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GHANAIAN PARLIAMENT APPROVE LOANS FOR ACQUISITION OF MILITARY TRANSPORT PLANES, SURVEILLANCE AIRCRAFT.

  The fortunes of the Ghana Airforce seem set to receive a further boost with the induction of new airframes. Rising from a high-octane session which held on the 20th day of July 2001 which recorded dissenting opinions by members … Continue reading

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ON RIVERLINE WARFARE COMBATANTS OF THE NIGERIAN MILITARY

The Nigerian Armed Forces are thought to retain, in the service of regular naval and amphibious forces’ service (army and naval special forces as well), a fleet of 350-400 river gunboats and inshore patrol craft, landing craft, gun-armed fast launches, … Continue reading

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NIGERIAN NAVY SET TO ACQUIRE NEW PORTUGUESE-BUILT WARSHIPS?

According to an article published online on 2 January 2011 by the “Portuguese Aerospace and Defence Update”, the burgeoning fortunes of the hitherto long-neglected Nigerian Navy look set to receive an additional massive boost with talks said to have reached … Continue reading

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NIGERIAN AIRFORCE LAUNCH 207 SPECIAL MOBILITY GROUP IN CALABAR, EXPECTING FRESH BATCH OF SIX Mi-17 CHOPPERS

To effectively address the security situation in the Niger Delta region, the Nigerian Airforce has upgraded its Forwarding Operating Base in Calabar to the 207 Special Mobility Group. The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Mohammed Umar stated this in … Continue reading

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NIGERIAN NAVY PARTICIPATE IN MULTINATIONAL SEA EXERCISE IN THE GULF OF GUINEA

Nigerian Navy participate in Exercise Obangame Express,  a multinational sea exercise held in the Gulf of Guinea, offshore Cameroon. MEDIA FACT SHEET OBANGAME EXPRESS March 18-23, 2011 • Obangame Express is a multinational maritime military exercise organized by United States Africa … Continue reading

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SUDAN VOTE COULD MAKE A NEW NATION, A WAR OR BOTH

Sudan Vote Could Make A New Nation, A War, Or Both US NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO by Frank Langfitt December 14, 2010 People stand in line at Juba University for hours to register to vote next month on independence for Southern … Continue reading

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DISPUTED BORDER AREA COULD REIGNITE WAR IN SUDAN

Disputed Border Area Could Reignite War In Sudan US NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO by Frank Langfitt December 12, 2010   Guillaume Lavalee/AFP/Getty Images A U.N. peacekeeper stands guard in Abyei last month. The Sudanese town on the faultline between north and … Continue reading

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Dreams Of Life In Southern Sudan Clash With Reality by Frank Langfitt US NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO December 15, 2010 Abd Raouf/APAt a staging area 20 miles south of Khartoum, a man carries his suitcase as he makes his way to … Continue reading

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5,000 NIGERIAN TROOPS FOUGHT IN ANGOLA’S FIRST CIVIL WAR?

The fact that as many as 5,000 Nigerian troops fought in Angola around 1976-77 may be the most widely-unknown fact in the annals of Nigeria’s very long history of foreign military operations. In the aftermath of January 1976 OAU summit … Continue reading

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CIVILIANS FLEE MILITARY JTF ONSLAUGHT IN THE NIGER DELTA?

Civilians flee army raids in Nigerian oil delta By Samuel Tife WARRI, Nigeria | Fri Dec 3, 2010 5:42pm EST (Reuters) – Fighting between the Nigerian military and armed gangs in the creeks of the oil-producing Niger Delta has killed … Continue reading

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