How The UK Is Saving African Lives By Teaching Safe Bomb Disposal

The Counter IED Wing, part of the Humanitarian Peace Support School in Nairobi, Kenya, has trained 1,600 students from 15 African nations in just over three years. The teaching is led by former leading British Army bomb disposal expert Tony Read More …

British Troops In West Africa: Training Local Forces To Fight Terror

Growing concern about the rise of violent terrorist groups in west Africa has prompted British forces to step up its training and mentoring of regional partners. It comes as UK troops prepare for a 250-strong deployment to Mali in the summer. Forces News has been Read More …

UN chief: Terrorists strengthen foothold in Africa’s Sahel

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is warning that terrorist groups have strengthened their foothold across Africa’s Sahel region, which is experiencing escalating violence. The U.N. chief said in a report to the U.N. Security Council circulated Wednesday that the expanding foothold is Read More …

Terrorism ‘spreading and destabilizing’ entire regions, Guterres warns States, at key Kenya conference

Speaking in Nairobi at the opening of a conference on counter-terrorism, Mr. Guterres recalled how attackers had laid siege to a hotel complex in the capital in January, killing 21 people. Africans on ‘front line’ against terror The deteriorating situation in Read More …

283 Deaths From 59 Terrorist Attacks Recorded Across Africa

The African Centre for the Study and Research on Terrorism (ACSRT) in its bi-weekly “Africa Terrorism Bulletin” has recorded a total of 283 deaths resulting from 59 terrorist attacks across Africa between the periods of 16-31 January 2019. In all, Read More …

UK and Nigeria step up cooperation to end Boko Haram threat

The UK and Nigeria signed their first ever security and defence partnership in Abuja today. The first ever UK-Nigeria security and defence partnership will transform the way we work together to tackle shared threats and keep our people safe, Theresa Read More …