Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 07:30
The U.S. Department of State sanctioned the sale of 200 Hellfire air-to-ground (AGM) missiles to France, the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said Wednesday. Related military gear such as conversion kits, blast fragmentation sleeves, and installation kits and containers, were also approved.
Monday, November 2, 2015 - 06:34
The U.S. has reportedly been operating flights across the trans-Saharan region as part of its military support program to help Chad fight Boko Haram.
Friday, October 30, 2015 - 07:17
Hundreds of air warriors and technicians from Israel, the US, Greece and Poland concluded here Thursday a two-week drill designed to hone the type of joint planning, targeting and coordinated command-and-control demanded by coalitions operating in complex Mideast theaters.
Friday, October 30, 2015 - 06:35
The top American commander for Africa says Boko Haram has lost territory but, with ties to Islamic State, remains a grave threat to the civilian population in Nigeria and neighbouring countries.
Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 06:22
American soldiers have begun training units of Niger's army at the edge of the Sahara Desert, in what a U.S. official calls a “new wave” of military support for African states battling Boko Haram militants.
Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 06:18
At its current level, the U.S. troop and equipment contribution will not provide sufficient military force to eradicate Boko Haram.
Friday, October 23, 2015 - 05:24
The Acting Director of Defense Information denied claims that Nigeria is employing mercenaries against Boko Haram, citing such reports as enemy "propaganda."
Friday, October 23, 2015 - 05:00
A large group of angry protesters throwing rubber bricks, tear gas and Molotov cocktails were dispersed by the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa, alongside French Gendarmerie, Oct. 9, as part of a training program specializing in restoring order and professional intervention.
Friday, October 23, 2015 - 04:58
Peace in the north of Mali remains fragile.
Friday, October 23, 2015 - 04:52
Human rights groups in Cameroon say prisons constructed for 500 detainees are housing more than 3,000 people, including many Boko Haram suspects who can be held for years without charge in inhumane conditions.