UK and Kenya sign new Defence Cooperation Agreement to tackle shared threat from Al-Shabaab

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace and Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for Defence Dr Monica Juma signed the deal after agreeing to step up UK support for the key security partner The UK is stepping up its counter-terrorism and military support to Kenya Read More …

UN says five peacekeepers injured in attack in northern Mali

Five U.N. peacekeepers were injured in an attack using an improvised explosive device in Mali’s restive north Monday, the United Nations said. U.N. deputy spokesman Farhan Haq said a quick reaction force was immediately sent to the site in Aguelhok Read More …

UN Experts: Africa Became Hardest Hit by Terrorism This Year

Africa became the region hardest hit by terrorism in the first half of 2021 as the Islamic State and al-Qaida extremist groups and their affiliates spread their influence, boasting gains in supporters and territory and inflicting the greatest casualties, U.N. Read More …

ISIS risk in Europe ‘significantly’ reduced, says EU counter-terrorism coordinator

Islamic State “no longer has the capacity to send terrorists onto European soil” thanks to “action taken by the international coalition,” the EU’s counter-terrorism coordinator Gilles de Kerchove, told Le Monde in an interview published Saturday. However, he warned “the Read More …

Zimbabwe says it lacks funding to clear anti-personnel mines

The Zimbabwean government on Tuesday bemoaned the lack of adequate funding from donors and international partners to support its demining efforts. Zimbabwe is one of the most densely mined countries in the world. While the country’s land mine clearance started Read More …

EU approves military training mission to Mozambique

Foreign Ministers from the European Union on Monday agreed to set up a military training mission in Mozambique (EUTM Mozambique). According to a press release from the Council of the European Union, the aim of the mission is to “train Read More …

Mali: Explosive device injures seven UN peacekeepers in Mopti Region

Seven UN peacekeepers were injured on Friday when their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in central Mali, the United Nations peacekeeping mission announced. The device exploded beneath the vehicle which was travelling near Diallo, in the central Mopti region, Read More …

Ugandan Rebels ADF Resort To Beheading, Home-made Bombs

Life of Congolese in Beni, North Kivu Province is completely becoming complex as rebels now resort to new methods of terrorising residents. According to a report by the Council of Ministers, these terrorists take advantage of security gaps within the Read More …

Nigeria: Police Foil Attack On Military Checkpoint, Arrest Four ESN/IPOB Members In Imo

Men of the Imo State Police Command have foiled what would have been an attack on the military checkpoint along Owerri/ Orlu Road and arrested four members of the proscribed ESN/IPOB organisation. The futile bid of the hoodlums, who came Read More …