Source: U.S. Embassy in Algeria |

The United States and Algeria Hold Security Dialogue

The dialogue is part of an effort to work with likeminded partners and relevant institutions to reduce the expansion and influence of terrorist groups

A U.S. interagency delegation of senior officials from the Departments of State, Treasury, and Defense is visiting Algeria on June 5-6 for a security dialogue to advance shared regional counterterrorism and stability goals.  They will meet with counterparts from the Algerian Ministries of Foreign Affairs, National Defense, Interior, and Finance.…

Source: African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) |

Head of African Union Transmission Mission (ATMIS) and senior officials visit soldiers injured in the Buulo Mareer Forward Operating Base (FOB) attack

Uganda’s Acting Ambassador to Somalia, Maj. Gen. (Rtd) Nathan Mugisha, noted that the Uganda troops remain firm in their resolve to fulfill the ATMIS mandate despite last week’s attack on their base

The SRCC and Head of the African Union Transmission Mission (ATMIS) Ambassador Mohamed El-Amine Souef, together with Uganda’s Acting Ambassador to Somalia, Maj. Gen. (Rtd.) Nathan Mugisha, and the ATMIS Force Commander, Lt. Gen. Sam Okiding have visited soldiers recovering at the Level II Hospital following the recent attack on…

Source: UN Women - Africa |

In the words of Major Siriel Munisi: “I am proud to be challenging traditional gender roles and to make a positive impact on the lives of women and children affected by conflict”

Major Siriel Munisi, a Tanzanian military officer, serves as a gender officer with the UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic

When I decided to join the Tanzanian People’s Defense Force in 2010, my parents were completely against it because I was a woman. They believed such a career was unsuitable for a woman, and even my friends expressed some doubts. However, I have demonstrated that it is indeed possible, and…

Source: African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) |

The African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) steps up training of Somali Security Forces on Child Protection ahead of drawdown

Training on child protection is a critical step towards enabling personnel to execute their responsibilities with a child-protection lens

The African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) is to step up training of Somali Security Forces on child protection in armed conflict situations as it approaches the drawdown phase of its mission. ATMIS Deputy Force Commander, Maj. Gen. Marius Ngendabanka, said protection of children from violence was a critical…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Madagascar |

Intensive Military English Course Promotes Cooperation, Enhances Regional Security

U.S. Defense Attaché Commander Jorge Garcia celebrated the graduation of 41 Malagasy military students from the intensive English language course May 22

Militaries around the world rely on English to communicate with each other.  Learning English allows members of Madagascar’s military to participate in U.S. government-funded training activities and exchanges, enhancing both national and regional security.  The English laboratory, located within Madagascar’s Ministry of Defense and funded by the U.S. Department of…

Source: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation |

UAE welcomes agreement between Sudanese Armed Forces and Rapid Support Forces to protect civilians in Sudan

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) commended the efforts made by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United States to facilitate the signing of this Declaration

The UAE has welcomed the announcement by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United States that representatives of the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces in Jeddah have signed a Declaration of Commitment in order to protect civilians in Sudan, in accordance with international humanitarian law, to…

Source: United Kingdom Home Office |

United Kingdom: Security minister travels to Kenya to agree on new partnership

The UK and Kenya have signed a new security compact to keep our two countries, peoples and region safe, in a major agreement

The agreement covers the full spectrum of security cooperation between the UK and Kenya, and represents a significant milestone in the security relationship between our 2 countries. The Security Minister, Tom Tugendhat MP, signed the new agreement with Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for the Interior and National Administration, Professor Kithure Kindiki,…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

Malian troops, foreign military personnel killed over 500 people during military operation in Moura in March 2022 – United Nations human rights report

Malian authorities denied requests by the team to access the village of Moura itself

A fact-finding report from the UN Human Rights Office has concluded there are strong indications that more than 500 people were killed – the vast majority summarily executed – by Malian troops and foreign military personnel during a five-day military operation in the village of Moura in the Mopti region…

Source: United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) |

Promoting Human Rights in Mali: United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) and Malian Authorities Collaborate on Capacity Building

As part of a wider capacity-building program for Malian Defense and Security forces, 30 judicial police officers from various regions of Mali were trained on International Human Rights law from 2 to 4 May

United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali, has committed to building the capacity of the Malian Defense and Security Forces (MDSF) to promote and protect human rights. Despite facing challenges in some aspects of their human rights relationship, MINUSMA…

Source: The Presidency, The Arab Republic of Egypt |

President El-Sisi Meets Senior Armed Forces Commanders at Strategic Command Headquarters

The meeting reviewed topics related to the activities and tasks of the Armed Forces and their efforts to protect Egypt's national security on all strategic directions of the state

Today, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, met with the Minister of Defense and Military Production and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces General Mohamed Zaki, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces Lieutenant General Osama Askar and the commanders of the main branches and…