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Border Security

Mali Islamists capture town near Mauritania border

altAnsar Dine, an Islamist group linked to Al Qaeda-linked, has moved into to a town near Mali's border with Mauritania after separatist Tuareg rebels withdrew without a fight, said an Islamist spokesman.

More SANDF troops for the borders

altThe South African National Defence Force will deploy two more companies in the Northern Cape and North West Provinces as part of Phase 4 of the border safeguarding Operation Corona. This will increase the number of companies on the borders from 11 to 13, involving around 2 000 soldiers.

Rwanda says FDLR rebels attacked villages, rebels deny this

altRwanda said its troops clashed with Rwandan FDLR rebels who attacked three villages on its border with Democratic Republic of Congo, but a spokesman for the FDLR denied its fighters had been involved.

Algeria seeks new border security systems as war clouds gather over Mali

altThe Algerian defence ministry is looking at issuing an international tender for the procurement, development and operationalisation of a new sophisticated border surveillance system, as the country steps up measures to secure its borders against infiltration by terrorists, bandits, arms dealers and drug smugglers.

Tanzania, Malawi agree to mediation over border dispute

altTanzania and Malawi agreed to appoint an international mediator to resolve a long-running border dispute over Lake Malawi, thought to sit over rich oil and gas reserves.

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