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African Defence Review: 'Security focus needs to look landward'

African Defence Review: 'Security focus needs to look landward' A range of serious and fluid security challenges across the African continent has been driving the modest African armoured vehicles market over recent years, as well as the spectrum of other security solutions on offer to Afric ...

West Africa needs further foreign funded naval-development

In attending Defence IQ’s high-level AFSEC Conference in Casablanca last year, correspondent Georg Mader gained a deeper look into West African security- and maritime-security environment, characterised by multiple proliferations within an asymmetrical cris ...

Paramount Group: Chairman and CEO discuss the African defence market

Ivor Ichikowitz, Chairman, and John Craig, CEO of South Africa’s Paramount Group, discuss the company’s contribution to the African armoured vehicles market, the emergence of its jigless manufactured aircraft, and why the global defence industry needs to ch ...

East Africa preparing for new wave of violence

December 2014 The past year has seen its share of serious global security crises. From the political conflict that has arisen in Eastern Ukraine to the emergence of the extremist movement calling itself the Islamic State in Iraq, as well as the conti ...

Security Considerations in Africa: eBook

Africa has been on something of a spending spree in the past few years, upping their stake in the global defence market while addressing urgent security challenges at home. For most states, reinforcing the reputation of a secure ...

Seychelles Coast Guard plans further spending on surveillance

November 2014 For the Seychelles, protecting its 155 islands and an EEZ of 1.2 million square kilometres is paramount. Not only does the country rely heavily on the waters for its economic stability, its need to project a safe environment is vital in ...

AFSEC 2015 presentation - Maj Gen Martin Smith MBE Operation Commander

View Major General Martin Smith - MBE Operation Commander's presentation from The 2015 African Security Summit as he covers mandate, piracy business models and enduring solutions.

AFSEC 2015 presentation - Ali Mirah Chehem Daoud, Director - Djibouti Maritime Affairs

View Ali Mirah Chehem Daoud's presentation to learn more about the RMSP - Regional Maritime Security Program

Security in Africa: AFSEC Analysis 2017

"There is no development without security." For West African nations, wealth is tied intrinsically to local maritime routes used for exporting raw materials and exploiting the maritime economy, from fish to offshore oil and gas. Maritime security cooperation in the Gulf of Guinea has improved d ...

African Security: 2017 and Beyond

Despite African nations boosting defence spending in recent months, it is evident from their nature that transnational maritime security threats cannot be addressed by individual states in isolation. Although much progress has been made in the realm of maritime security, incidents of piracy and othe ...