France hands over ERC-90 armoured vehicles to Chad

Written by Guy Martin An ERC-90 delivered to Chad. France has delivered nine ERC-90 6×6 armoured vehicles to Chad’s military to bolster peacekeeping operations and help it in the fight against terrorism. The French Embassy in Chad said the vehicles were handed over on 23 January in the capital N’Djamena in a ceremony attended by … Continue reading France hands over ERC-90 armoured vehicles to Chad

Nigerian Air Force partners with Hungary on training and equipment

A Hungarian delegation visiting the Nigerian Air Force. The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has strengthened ties with Hungary, which will help the service with fighter pilot training, the operation and maintenance of Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) cameras and more. This was disclosed on 22 January by the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air … Continue reading Nigerian Air Force partners with Hungary on training and equipment

From Zim, with Love: The Russian roulette of explosives smuggling

First published in the Daily Maverick 168 weekly newspaper. In early January, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that South Africa’s land borders would be closed until at least mid-February due to the Covid-19 crisis. This includes the Beitbridge crossing between South Africa and Zimbabwe, a border that is exceptionally dangerous thanks to what some risk their … Continue reading From Zim, with Love: The Russian roulette of explosives smuggling

Somalia’s intelligence chief worked with an al Qaeda affiliate, so why do we fund him?

Somalia has become a money pit for the United States. In recent years, the U.S. government has pumped hundreds of millions of dollars annually into the country. Just one month ago, Ambassador Donald Yamamoto and Somali Minister of Finance Abdirahman Duale Beyle signed a deal to reduce Somalia’s U.S. debt. “When Somalia reaches the final stage … the United States will have forgiven more … Continue reading Somalia’s intelligence chief worked with an al Qaeda affiliate, so why do we fund him?