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Turkey imports arms worth $206m from Germany

Turkey imported arms worth $206 million (184.1 million euros) from Germany in the first four months of this year, according to government statistics. This again makes Ankara by far Germany’s top recipient of arms exports, the Federal Economics Ministry said in response to a query made by Sevim Dagdelen, a federal

Germany bans small arms sales outside EU, NATO

German ministers agreed on Wednesday, June 26 to further restrict weapons exports, banning sales of small arms to countries outside the European Union and NATO apart from in “exceptional” cases. The update to rules originally laid out in 2000 is also an attempt to bury a source of months-long tensions between

Germany halts training of soldiers in Iraq

Germany has halted its training of soldiers in Iraq, a defense ministry spokesperson said Wednesday, May 15 as tensions rise between neighboring Iran and the United States. “The German army has suspended the training,” defense ministry spokesman Jens Flosdorff said, adding that there was “generally heightened alert, awareness” for soldiers currently

Germany extends Military Missions in Africa

Fergus Kelly  Germany’s lower house of parliament extended three military missions in Africa until 2020, but lawmakers criticized deployments of special forces in Niger and Cameroon. The Bundestag on Thursday, May 9 voted overwhelmingly to extend two military missions in Mali and one in Somalia until May 31, 2020, Deutsche Welle reported, approving

Britain, France, Germany Vie for Influence in Africa

•Germany's chancellor and Britain's foreign secretary are conducting separate visits to Africa this week, the latest in a series of high-level meetings as European states look to expand their engagement on issues like trade, migration and security. Henry Ridgwell Britain’s Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel are conducting

Germany provides military equipment to Nigeria Armed Forces

Col. Onyema Nwachukwu The Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) and Germany are strenghtening collaborative efforts to enhance equipment and technical support for Nigerian military to further improve operational efficiency. The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin made this revelation while receiving a delegation of the German Armed Forces led

Germany extends African missions another year

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Cabinet has approved extending Germany’s military missions in Africa for another year. The dpa news agency reported Wednesday that that includes German troops taking part in a European Union training mission in Mali known as EUTM, and the United Nations “Minusma” peacekeeping force there. Dpa reports the Cabinet also

Boko Haram: Germany donates €15m to support children in North East

Godsgift Onyedinefu The United Nation Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said it has received a donation of 15 million Euros from the German Government to support the provision of quality and equitable basic education to conflict affected children in North East Nigeria. The UNICEF in a statement said the fund which was provided through

Blackberry, others move into the cyber security game

Sean Kanuck The US may finally be recognising cyber security for the strategic challenge that it represents.  Last week, the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) voted to send its ‘cybersecurity moonshot’ report to the White House. The panel’s recommendations outline a proposed ten-year effort to prioritise cyber security for US national security, commercial industry