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

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 African militaries. Defence IQ spoke with John Stupart, editor of the African Defence Review. Having completed his masters in War Studies at Kings College, he now contributes to several publications on all things pertaining to African defence policy, strategic, operational and tactical challenges…

West Africa needs further foreign funded naval-development

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 crisis. This crisis is typified by the likes of drug- or arms-trafficking and other kinds of illegal maritime activity...

Paramount Group: Chairman and CEO discuss the African defence market

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 change its approach to Africa. Originally published in Defence Industry Bulletin (July 2015), this exclusive interview pulls no punches when it comes to assessing requirements for progress...

East Africa preparing for new wave of violence

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 continued civil and border strife to be found in Syria and Israel, the world of today cannot be said to be a peaceful one. Wherever major conflicts ignite, governments, militaries, media  and the general public often shift their attentions away from the smaller – but by no means less urgent – instances of violence or those areas in which the balance of security remains unstable...

Seychelles Coast Guard plans further spending on surveillance

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 keeping its thriving tourist industry alive. In this endeavour, the Seychelles Coast Guard (SCG), a branch of the Seychelles People’s Defence Force (SPDF), provides the long blue line. Deputy Chief Lt Col Michael Rosette talks exclusively to Defence IQ about the equipment being considered for procurement...

AFSEC 2017 Delegate List

AFSEC 2017 Delegate List

As we near the AFSEC 2017 Maritime Security Conference, you might be interested in who you can get in front of.

AFSEC 2017 Delegate List

AFSEC 2017 Delegate List

As we near the AFSEC 2017 Maritime Security Conference, you might be interested in viewing a sample of who is attending.