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Nigeria to Revitalise Defence Industries Corporation

AFRICANGLOBE - The Nigerian government is repositioning the Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria (DICON) in order to make it more competitive and to attract...

Guilty as Charged: Evidence Rwanda is Backing Rebels in Congo

A leaked United Nations special report identifies Rwanda Defence Minister, General James Kabarebe, as the commanding officer of a major rebel movement in the...

South Africa and Saudi Arabia Launch Research Programme

South Africa's Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and its Saudi Arabian partner, the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), have...

Africa Aerospace and Defence Airshow Takes Off

More than 28 countries will showcase their different aircraft's capabilities at the 7th Africa Aerospace and Defence airshow, (AAD), which kicked-off at the Waterkloof...

West African Defense Chiefs Meet On Mali

West Africa's defence chiefs will be meeting in Abidjan to finalize the road map for the deployment of ECOWAS Mission in Mali (MICEMA). The two-day...

South African Army Placed on High Alert as Julius Malema Meets...

South Africa is on the verge of a massive uprising, as former African National Congress youth leader Julius Malema continues to push for striking...

Uganda Deploys Air Force to Somalia

The Uganda People's Defence Air Force has for the first time sent a contingent of ace pilots to support the ongoing African Union (AU)...

Denel, Africa’s Largest Weapons Manufacturer Signs Massive Contract

South Africa's Denel has signed a 340 million euro (R3.5 billion) contract with Malaysia to supply a range of turret and integrated weapon systems...

Rwanda in Congo – Sixteen Years of Intervention

A recent UN report on the crisis in eastern DRC indicates that senior members of the Rwandan military have been supporting Congo's newest rebel...

Nigeria Unviels Indigenous Armoured Personnel Carrier; Opens Armour Factory

Nigeria’s president Goodluck Jonathan has officially opened a newly established ballistic armour factory and commissioned Nigeria’s first locally produced armoured personnel carrier Igirigi. Jonathan on Monday...

Former Liberian President Found Guilty of War Crimes

In a tense courtroom in The Hague today, Charles Taylor became the first former president to be convicted by a modern international tribunal. He...

Meles Zenawi Defends Ethiopia’s Security Investment

Thirty nine fighter jet pilots and 201 technicians graduated in Ethiopia, the biggest number ever to graduate in one go, as the country works...

South Africa Mulls Reopening Durban Naval Base to Tackle Piracy

South Africa is taking steps to tackle piracy in its surrounding waters, and is considering re-opening a former naval base in Durban for this...

South African Defence Budget Up

South Africa's defence budget has increased. The Estimates of National Expenditure (ENE) document released last-week with the country's Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan's annual...

Botswana Army Chief Commends Zimbabwe’s Indigenisation Policy

Botswana's Defence Forces Commander Lieutenant General Tebogo Carter Masire has commended Zimbabwe's indigenisation policy urging the country to ignore propaganda on programmes that benefit...

China Eyes Uganda’s Rail and Roadworks

President Yoweri Museveni yesterday held brief talks at State House Entebbe, with China's Defence Minister Gen. Liang Gaunglie and his delegation that is on a five day state visit to Uganda