Egypt’s Naval Operations Expanding Southwards

By Ahmed Eleiba | for Ahram Weekly, The Egyptian Navy’s Southern Fleet Command was officially inaugurated on 5 January in a ceremony attended by the president and commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces, the prime minister, the minister of defence, the army chief-of-staffs, the commander-in-chief of the navy and senior military officers. The creation of the […]

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UAE Wants to Open Military Base in Somaliland

By Sputnik News, The United Arab Emirates is in the process of landing permission to establish a military post in Somaliland, a self-governing province that has so far failed to achieve international recognition as a sovereign nation. UAE delegates submitted a formal request to establish a defense base in the region, Somaliland foreign minister Sa’ad […]

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China says to Boost Military Ties with Strategic Djibouti

“Djibouti [too] would like to strengthen exchange and cooperation with China in political, economic and military fields.” – President Guelleh By Ben Blanchard | for Reuters, China will boost military ties with Djibouti, strategically located in the Horn of Africa, state media quoted a senior Chinese army officer as saying during a visit to a […]

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UAE Deploys Fast Jets to Assab Air Base

By Jeremy Binnie | for IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly, The United Arab Emirates has deployed a combat air group to Eritrea’s Assab airport to support its military operation in southern Yemen, Airbus Defence and Space satellite imagery shows. There were nine Dassault Mirage 2000 multirole jet fighters at the airport on 20 October, as well […]

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