Cambodia, Japan provide tech training for Ukrainian deminers

Japan’s foreign minister Yoshimasa Hayashi said his government will continue contributing to the reconstruction of Ukraine through demining cooperation with Cambodia and other countries. Hayashi made the remarks as the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) held a January 20 closing Read More …

DR Congo: MONUSCO holds training for police officers in Beni on handling IEDs

The threat is real.” Police officials in Beni acknowledge that the city is still under threat from improvised explosive devices. In 2021, on the evening of the Christmas celebration, a device exploded in a pub in the city of Beni, Read More …

Zimbabwe’s Women Deminers Sweep Away Fear And Stereotypes

When Zimbabwean deminer Memory Mutepfa digs up a landmine, places it in a pit and blows it up using electronic detonators, she feels pride, not fear. Mutepfa, 31, belongs to a group of women working to clear mines in eastern Read More …

UK: Major emergency services exercise tests response to terrorist attack

The Metropolitan Police, along with other emergency services and statutory partners, has carried out a major live-play exercise this week to test the joint response to a major terrorist incident. The multi-agency exercise – called Exercise Crystal Peak – took Read More …

India: Haryana CID’s bomb detection team 2nd in counter-IED exercise

The six-day national counter-IED exercise was held to test the capabilities of the state and central police forces; eight police teams from Haryana, Punjab, Chandigarh, Rajasthan, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, Border Security Force and Assam Rifles participated in the Read More …

Cambodia: 11 nations attend NPMEC demining training course

The National Centre for Peacekeeping Forces, Mines and Explosive Remnants of War Clearance (NPMEC) has launched the ASEAN and Regional Mine Clearance and Minefield Technical Training for UN peacekeeping missions which saw the participation of 11 countries. General Sem Sovanny, Read More …

EU Pledges Military Help for Niger

The EU official said Brussels had “drawn the lessons from our past experience in Mali in particular and that is why we don’t want to have a large-scale EU training mission for Niger”. The official said the mission would involve Read More …

Somali, African Union troops devise ways to curb use of explosive devices

The African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) and the Somali National Army (SNA) ended a three-day meeting in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Friday in an effort to devise ways of countering the threat posed by improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Read More …

Two Nauru police officers graduate under RSIPF-EOD on IMAS level one in Honiara

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Unit has graduated two Nauru Police officers on International Mine Action Standard (IMAS) level one. The graduation happened today (11 November 2022) after four weeks of intensive training at Read More …

Sappers from Cambodia, one of the most mined countries, will train Ukrainian colleagues

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky agreed with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on cooperation. Our sappers will be trained by colleagues from the mentioned Asian country. According to The Washington Post, Zelensky held a telephone conversation with Hun Sen. As Read More …