Former Denel chief executive tells Zondo Commission of Gupta meetings

Former Denel chief executive Riaz Saloojee gave the Zondo Commission of inquiry insight into meetings with the Gupta family saying, among others, he attended...

Potgieters maintain ADC is an independent company

Top management of the Aerospace Development Corporation (ADC) in the form of father and son team, Paul Potgieter senior and junior, aver strongly ADC...

SANDF military observers graduate

The Training Command of the Peace Mission Training Centre has graduated 42 members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) who undertook a...

Teargas used to disperse Comoros demonstrators

Police in Comoros used teargas to disperse demonstrators led by opposition leaders protesting against what they said were fraudulent presidential elections, witnesses said. Opposition candidates...

Al Shabaab attack Somali government building

Somalia’s al Shabaab stormed a government building, detonating a suicide car bomb in the heart of Mogadishu with at least 15 people, including an...

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Nigeria operating Marauder armoured vehicles

Nigeria is a new customer for Paramount Group’s Marauder armoured vehicle, with the type having being delivered a few weeks ago. News of the type...

DCD getting ready to deliver Springbuck APCs to African client

DCD Protected Mobility is getting ready for another delivery of Springbuck HD (Heavy Duty) armoured personnel carriers (APCs) to an African client in the...

South African Navy selects Teledyne CARIS software for Project Hotel

Teledyne CARIS has announced they will be delivering a full software solution to the South African Navy’s Hydrographic Office as part of Project Hotel...

Submarine Support Documentation Evolves

In much the same way that maintenance is critical for flight safety on aircraft, effective maintenance on submarines is also an essential safety activity...

Nigeria’s HIOS orders two Damen patrol vessels

Nigeria’s Homeland Integrated Offshore Services of Nigeria (HIOS) has ordered two additional Damen 3307 Patrol Vessels from Damen Shipyards Group. This further increases the total...

Combined Task Force 150 seizes 4 085 kg of narcotics

Over a 24 hour period, Combined Task Force (CTF) 150 seized 4 085 kg of illegally smuggled hashish from two separate boarding operations by...

Naval Forces Africa, Nigeria celebrate end of Ex Obangame Express 2019

Two weeks of successful multinational training during exercise Obangame Express 2019 (OE19) concluded with a closing ceremony and press conference in Lagos, Nigeria, on...

French naval task force on extended mission

A French naval task force is currently steaming down Africa’s east coast as part of an extended five month mission that will include South...

New force commander as EU NavFor marks 31st rotation

The European Union (EU) naval task force off the Horn of Africa this month marked its 31st rotation since counter-piracy operations started in December...

Pirates kidnap crew from vessel off Nigeria

Armed pirates have kidnapped five crewmembers from a vessel off Nigeria and shot dead a member of the Nigerian Navy who was guarding the...

Moroccan teachers strike

About 10,000 teachers staged a new protest in the Moroccan capital Rabat to demand permanent jobs, hours after police used water cannon to disperse...

Algerian lawyers protest against Bouteflika

Hundreds of Algerian lawyers protested again in the capital to demand the immediate resignation of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika who has been in power for...

Al Qaeda affiliate claims Mali army base attack

A Mali-based al Qaeda affiliate has claimed responsibility for an attack on an army base that killed 23 Malian soldiers last week, its media...

Thousands of Algerians rally to demand Bouteflika quit

Thousands of Algerians rallied again on Friday to demand the immediate resignation of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who is fighting for his political survival in...

At least 30 migrants believed missing after boat sinking off Libya

At least 30 migrants are believed to be missing after their boat sank off the western Libyan city of Sabratha this week, a coastguard...

ISS: The Great Lakes can’t afford more instability

Regional tensions in the Great Lakes are reaching an alarming level, with neighbours Rwanda and Uganda publicly raising the tone over the past few...

Vapor Wake K9 to demonstrate at Securex 2019

Vapor Wake K9 SA will be showcasing the innovative Vapor Wake method of training working dogs in the detection of explosives and other illicit...

Migrants hurt in detention centre clash

At least 50 migrants were reportedly injured after a protest in a detention centre in Tripoli, the United Nations said. The protest was “driven by...

Indian Navy continues to assist Mozambique post-Idai

The Indian Navy continues to provide humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to Mozambique in the aftermath of cyclone Idai, with hundreds of people being...

Two thousand five hundred tons of lifesaving food coming to Mozambique

Humanitarian assistance valued at more than US$4 million will go to flood-ravaged Mozambique to meet emergency needs the US Agency for International Aid (USAID)...

Rescue options in Mozambique improve as roads reopen

Rescuers said they would reach hundreds of people still stranded more than a week after a powerful cyclone struck Mozambique and swathes of south-east...

Ex-World Bank economist faces insurgency charges in South Sudan

A former World Bank economist whose detention in South Sudan caused an international outcry was one of seven men charged with insurgency and sabotage,...

Islamic State ‘caliphate’ defeated, yet threat persists

U.S.-backed forces proclaimed the capture of Islamic State’s last territory in Syria on Saturday, eliminating its rule over a self-proclaimed “caliphate”, but the jihadists...

Battle for Baghouz rages

Falling bombs raised smoke over Islamic State’s last enclave in east Syria, obscuring the huddle of vehicles and makeshift shelters to which the group’s...

Timeline: Syria’s eight years of fire and blood

On the eighth anniversary of Syria’s crisis, this timeline shows how the war flared, the country splintered, foreign powers waded in, peace-making efforts failed,...

Islamic State militants surrender in Syria

Islamic State militants along with women and children surrendered in the hundreds to US-backed forces in eastern Syria as the jihadists lost ground in...

China says 13,000 ‘terrorists’ arrested in Xinjiang since 2014

Authorities in China have arrested almost 13,000 “terrorists” in Xinjiang since 2014, the government said on Monday, in a policy paper defending its controversial...

Suspected white supremacist charged with murder after New Zealand mosque shootings

Australian Brenton Harrison Tarrant, 28, a suspected white supremacist, was charged with murder on Saturday after 49 people were killed and dozens wounded in...

New Zealand mosque shootings shock the world

At least one gunman killed 49 people and wounded more than 20 during Friday prayers at two New Zealand mosques in the country’s worst...

Families can sue gun maker for Sandy Hook school massacre

Families of schoolchildren gunned down in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre can sue Remington Outdoor Co Inc, a Connecticut court ruled on Thursday, in...

CSIR’s passive radar system now running at five sites

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR’s) passive radar system has been rolled out to five different sites in the North-Eastern part of...

Hypersonic weapons: a challenge and opportunity for strategic arms control

In February, the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs – jointly with the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research - released a 50-page document...

MBDA and Milrem Robotics unveil anti-tank UGV

MBDA and Milrem Robotics are showcasing what they call the world’s first anti-tank unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) at the IDEX 2019 exhibition in Abu...

CSIR develops wide area surveillance system for armoured vehicles

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has developed a panoramic 360 degree Wide Area Surveillance System which would give armoured vehicle crews...

Rwandan Mi-17 crashes in South Sudan

A Rwanda Air Force Mi-17-1V helicopter has crashed in South Sudan whilst on a United Nations flight. The aircraft came down outside Pagak in northeast...

Romania sending Pumas to Mali

The Romanian Air Force will later this year send a contingent of IAR 330L Puma helicopters to Mali to support the United Nations’ Minusma...

Royal Air Force Chinooks continue with operations in Mali

Royal Air Force Chinook helicopters from RAF Odiham continue to support French forces in Mali on operations countering the ongoing insurgency there. The Chinooks have...

Djiboutian Air Force receives upgraded Dauphin helicopters

Djibouti’s Air Force has taken delivery of four AS365N Dauphin helicopters upgraded by Airbus Helicopters in Romania. The four helicopters arrived in Djibouti on 16...

SA and French space agencies sign space cooperation agreement

The French national space agency (CNES) and the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) have signed an agreement outlining future space cooperation between the...

High speed followed by failed climb for doomed Ethiopia flight

Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 had an unusually high speed after take-off before the aircraft reported problems and requested permission to climb quickly, said a...

Ethiopia crash black box data review starts

France’s air safety agency began studying data from the black boxes of a Boeing 737 MAX plane that crashed in Ethiopia, as regulators the...

Ethiopia crash brings wave of Boeing suspensions, Trump anxious

Britain joined a growing wave of suspensions of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft on Tuesday as U.S. President Donald Trump waded into the debate over...

Drone sighting prompted 30-minute air traffic stoppage at Frankfurt airport

A drone sighting on Friday prompted a 30-minute stoppage of air traffic at Frankfurt airport, one of the world’s busiest, an airport spokesman said. Air...

SANDF sending hand-launched UAVs to the DRC

The South African National Defence Force is deploying hand-launched unmanned aerial vehicles to its peacekeeping force in the Democratic Republic of Congo for the...

NATO to receive first Northrop surveillance drone, years late

NATO is to receive the first of five Northrop Grumman high-altitude drones in the third quarter after years of delays, giving the alliance its...

Airbus’ Skyways drone trials world’s first shore-to-ship deliveries

Airbus has begun shore-to-ship trials in Singapore with its Skyways parcel delivery unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), or drone. This marks the first time drone technology...