Source: British High Commission Accra |

Ghanaian military officer to receive prestigious award in the UK

Officer Cadet Gershon Anerboi Abbey of the Ghana Army is to receive the most prestigious award ever presented to a Ghanaian officer

Ghanaian military officer to receive prestigious award at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in the United Kingdom. Officer Cadet Gershon Anerboi Abbey of the Ghana Army is to receive the most prestigious award ever presented to a Ghanaian officer on completion of training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in…

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U.S. Embassy Libya relaunches the 2019 U.S.- Libya Space Camp Scholarship

The U.S. Embassy to Libya is now accepting applications for the 2019 U.S.-Libya Space Camp Scholarship Program

Application deadline:  February 15, 2019 Apply here:  www.spacecamplibya.ly The U.S. Embassy to Libya is now accepting applications for the 2019 U.S.-Libya Space Camp Scholarship Program that will give Libyan students and educators the opportunity to challenge themselves in an elite training center designed for the top scientists and astronauts from around the world.   The U.S. Embassy, in partnership…

Source: U.S. Embassy - Cairo |

U.S. Welcomes First Egypt Defense Expo With Government, Military and Private Sector Participation

Many of the U.S. exhibitors are represented by senior officials from their headquarters

The U.S. Mission to Egypt congratulates Egypt on the first international Egypt Defense Expo (EDEX) and warmly welcomes the over forty (40) American companies and organizations participating in this important event. Many of the U.S. exhibitors are represented by senior officials from their headquarters. American companies offer the most technologically advanced defense…

Source: Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) |

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Briefing Note on Cameroon

The overall 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan for Cameroon requesting $320 million is also underfunded at less than 37 per cent

With at least 436,000 people currently internally displaced in Cameroon’s South-West and North-West - and in neighbouring departments - due to hostilities between armed groups and security forces, the country remains of urgent humanitarian concern. Humanitarian presence and response are slowly increasing in the affected areas, with priority given to…

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Source: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) |

Transparency in Military Spending in Sub-Saharan Africa Higher than Expected, New Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) Report

Between 2012 and 2017, 45 of the 47 states surveyed published at least one official budget document in a timely manner online

The level of transparency in military spending in sub-Saharan Africa is greater than previously thought, according to a new report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) (www.SIPRI.org). Between 2012 and 2017, 45 of the 47 states surveyed published at least one official budget document in a timely manner…

Source: Council of the European Union |

Joint statement of the 7th EU-South Africa summit

The summit also served to reaffirm the commitment of both EU and South African leaders to effective multilateralism and the rules-based international order

Mr. Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, Mr. Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, and Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa, met in Brussels today for the 7th Summit between the European Union (EU) and South Africa, and noting that the last Summit took…

Source: British High Commission Accra |

Remembrance Day 2018 luncheon in Ghana to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armistice

On 11 November 1918 church bells and other bells, which had fallen silent during the course of the First World War, rang out spontaneously as news of the Armistice spread across Europe and the world

Last Sunday, exactly 100 years on, the British High Commission hosted a special centenary luncheon, alongside the Government of Ghana and representatives of the nations involved in the conflict, in an act of remembrance for those who lost their lives serving their country. The centenary commemorations were also a thanksgiving…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

Remarks at 2nd Annual U.S.-African Union Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Week

Alina L. Romanowski, Principal Deputy Coordinator for Counterterrorism, African Union Commission, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

As prepared Good morning, everyone. I would like to thank the African Union and the U.S. Mission to the African Union for convening this conference and for inviting me to speak here today. The United States and the African Union have an unbreakable partnership in the battle against violent extremism.…

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MARTINENGO MILESTONES: “Two months of counter-piracy operations”

Since 11th August, significant acts of international cooperation have taken place, proving that EU assets in the area can make a substantial difference to the livelihoods and security of the countries around the Horn of Africa

EU NAVFOR’s Italian warship Federico Martinengo has been on counter-piracy operations for the last two months. Over this time, some significant milestones and world firsts have occurred building ground-breaking new relationships. Since 11th August, significant acts of international cooperation have taken place, proving that EU assets in the area can make…

Source: The Zimbabwean |

Zim general warns on foreign bases in Djibouti

One of Zimbabwe’s most senior soldiers and a key US congressman say trouble may be coming to the Horn of Africa

Major General Trust Magoba – who now serves as a special advisor to the African Union office for Peace and Security – has raised concern at foreign interference on the continent. “The establishment foreign bases and the involvement of external forces in the conflicts on the Horn of Africa is…