Wildlife and food security as drones keep watch

A hexacopter drone is flown during a drone demonstration at a farm and winery on potential use for board members of the National Corn Growers, Thursday, June 11, 2015 in Cordova, Md, U.S. Photo© Alex Brandon/AP/SIPADrones are being used in Africa today to track poachers, to gather vital agricultural information to help farmers with their crops, and as an intelligence tool to help the military anticipate and prepare against danger.

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Security: Drones protect civilians - Hervé Ladsous

Hervé Ladsous, UN under-secretary-general for peacekeeping operationsUnmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones, according to UN under-secretary-general for peacekeeping operations, Hervé Ladsous, helps with quick and more decisive actions because they do a better job in protecting civilians as they provide real-time pictures of situations on the ground.

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Uganda to deploy drones in anti-poaching drive

Uganda Wildlife Authority says the country will start using drones to fight against poaching of protected animals. Photo©ReutersUganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has resolved to start using drones in the fight against the poaching of elephants and other protected animals in its national game parks.

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Will drones and international military offensive bring stability to DRC?

Troops from Tanzania arrive in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo, to form part of the intervention brigade/Photo©UN/Clara Padovan The UN Security Council has recently approved two extraordinary measures to deal with the situation in the DRC: the use of drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to provide reconnaissance of military activity and the deployment of an intervention brigade to take offensive measures against the militia.

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Somalia: Looking for a foothold

An injured man is carried from the scene of the suicide bombing on 4 October/OMAR FARUK/REUTERSAfrican Union forces argue that they could soon control all of Mogadishu, but Islamic militants Al Shabaab may just be regrouping 

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