Regional Powers : NIGERIA IN ECOWAS AND SOUTH AFRICA IN SADC.

Regional powers are not always benevolent leaders when it comes to the building of regional insttutons. While powerful states – partcularly the “new” rising powers – may have a vested interest in regionalism as a means of projectng infuence, regional powers may behave as coercive or benevolent leaders, or alternatvely display an absence of leadership […]

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Forgotten Facts : Nigeria’s Ballistic Missile Program. Part II.

The Nigerian government re-affirms emphatically it is not seeking nuclear weapons, neither does it have the technical expertise and necessary infrastructure to develop a nuclear weapons program. Then in 2006, the Nigerian government approves a technical framework for its nuclear energy program, along with a strategic implementation plan.  A Nigerian Regulatory Authority (NNRA) is set […]

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Pentagon Denies Knowledge of Cameroon Base Abuses- Despite Being Aware of Reports of Toture.

To date, U.S. Africa Command has not received any reports of human rights abuses by Cameroonian forces at either of these locations.” This was the boilerplate reply to media outlets from Robyn Mack, a spokesperson for U.S. Africa Command, the umbrella organization for U.S. military activities on the continent. Mack was responding to revelations, detailed […]

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Alphas play key role for NAF

UAt least two Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Alpha Jets continue to operate out of Niamey-Diori Hamani International Airport in Niger. Up to four have been based there since early-2013, providing close air support to troops in Mali battling terrorist groups. Niamey, in the southwest of Niger, is close to the border with Mali. The Alpha […]

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