14-Sep-2014 to 11:34

Nigeria fighter jet missing in action

APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — A fighter jet belonging to the Nigerian military has gone missing while in action against Boko Haram insurgents in Adamawa State, a statement put out by the army on Sunday confirmed.

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13-Sep-2014 to 21:14

Nigeria’s Jonathan establishes special brigade to tackle insecurity

APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday announced the establishment of a special forces brigade to effectively tackle insurgency and security challenges facing Nigeria.

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13-Sep-2014 to 14:32

SADC forces conclude joint military exercises in Angola

APA-Luanda (Angola) — More than 1,700 special troops from seven Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries have concluded joint military exercises in Angola, the state-run Angolan Press Agency reported Saturday.

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13-Sep-2014 to 10:59

Nigerian denies recalling 10,000 retired soldiers to fight insurgency

APA – Lagos (Nigeria) — Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff , Lt.-Gen. Kenneth Minimah has denied local media reports that the Army was planning to recall 10,000 retired soldiers and ex-Niger Delta militants to join in the fight against insurgency in northern Nigeria.

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12-Sep-2014 to 20:23

Morocco: Terrorist cell dismantled

APA-Rabat (Morocco) — A terrorist cell made up of seven people who were operating in the cities of Fez, El Haj and Outtat Zayou has been dismantled by Morocco’s security services, the government claimed.

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12-Sep-2014 to 17:34

Nigerian troops engage insurgents near Maiduguri

APA – Abuja (Nigeria) — Nigerian troops have been engaging Boko Haram insurgents in overnight clashes near Maiduguri, the Borno State capital from where thousands of residents have fled in the past three days.

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12-Sep-2014 to 12:57

Several African countries on EU ‘arms embargoes’ list

APA – London (United Kingdom) — Several African countries have been named on the European Union’s ‘arms embargoes’ list released by the UK government on Friday.

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