[Premium Times] The immediate past Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Ibrahim Attahiru, has said that the army operations in the troubled North-east under his leadership eliminated five top Boko Haram leaders alongside 70 other terrorists in several confrontations.
[Premium Times] The Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Attahiru Ibrahim, has been removed from that position.
[Zimbabwe Standard] A top general has warned that the chronic funding of the army has become a threat to national security, saying soldiers may fail to defend the country in the event of a major attack.
[VOA] Militants ambushed a group of about 30 civilians in northeastern Congo and killed many of them before fighting a fierce battle with the army, politicians said on Sunday.
[Deutsche Welle] Angola’s president-elect Joao Lourenco has promised to stamp out cronyism and corruption.
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The Sudanese Minister of Foreign Affairs has denied reports about the closure of the borders with three neighbouring countries.
[Observer] At a closed-door meeting with MPs from Acholi and government ministers last week, President Museveni took a swipe at his senior security chiefs for failing to detect or stop the recent deadly clashes between the Acholi in Amuru district and Madi from the West Nile district of Adjumani.
[New Zimbabwe] Mutare -A Harare lawyer who came to represent a fraud accused solider at a local magistrate court found himself in the police cells after he was arrested for practicing without a licence.
[Monitor] Kampala -Uganda is to receive credit worth $240m (about Shs870b) from the World Bank after the financial institution officially lifted suspension of lending to Uganda.
[African Arguments] Reforming a fragmented army will be tough in Côte d’Ivoire’s tense atmosphere. Could foreign deployment provide an alternative solution?