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Remote Horizons

06 May 2021

Use of military drones in Africa sharply increases

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The use of military drones is rapidly increasing across Africa, according to a new report by peace organization PAX. Drones are used in armed conflicts or counterterrorism operations across the continent, while there are few policies, rules and procedures that are observed when deploying drones. 

The report, "Remote Horizons: Expanding use and proliferation of military drones in Africa", shows that in the last 14 years, African and foreign states have been involved in drone operations in at least 20 states in North Africa, the Sahel and Horn of Africa.

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