Humanitarian access to war-torn parts of Sudan approved

Sudan will allow humanitarian access to war-torn areas for the first time in eight years as part of a new roadmap enabling suspended peace...

Armscor cutting the dockyard deficit

Tabling the Armscor annual report, its acting chief executive Advocate Solomzi Mbada said a new strategy to eliminate the financial deficit at the Simon’s...

Ahrlac business rescue plan approved

A business rescue plan for the Ahrlac aircraft has been adopted, which should lead the way to the reopening of the factory and production...

SA Navy frigate and submarine midlife upgrades on hold

Yet another indicator of the sorry state the South African military finds itself in comes in the latest Armscor annual report where it is...

Reject Mozambique election result call

Mozambique’s former guerrilla movement Renamo urged citizens to join it rejecting preliminary results of last week’s general election, citing fraud as incumbent President Filipe...

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Vaal River water still a serious concern

The Department of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation said the Vaal River has over the past few months deteriorated and poses a serious social...

Africom, Ghana host military intelligence conference

U.S Africa Command and the Ghana Armed Forces host 2019 North and West Africa Directors of Military Intelligence Conference United States Africa Command (Africom) and...

UN Register of Conventional Arms sheds light on African arms imports

The United Nations (UN) General Assembly recently released a report on conventional arms trades that provides new data on exports to African countries, which...

Indian Navy training squadron visits Tanzania

The Indian Navy's First Training Squadron has visited Dar Es Salaam and Zanzibar, Tanzania, as part of the African leg of its voyage. The squadron...

Deputy defence minister visits Naval Base Durban

Deputy Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Thabang Makwetla, has visited Naval Base Durban (NBD), and was hosted by Southern African Shipyards, which brought...

Nigerian C-Falcon patrol boats on order from France

Nigeria has a number of vessels on order from France’s Ocea, and this includes C-Falcon patrol boats. The country has received FPB 72 and...

Missiles hit tanker off Saudi

An Iranian-owned oil tanker was hit by two missiles in the Red Sea off the Saudi port city Jeddah, Iran’s state television reported, quoting...

Royal Navy makes large drug seizure in Arabian Sea

The Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Montrose has, with the assistance of the French frigate FS Jean Bart, seized a large haul of...

Exercise Mosi will see Chinese, Russian and South African navies work together

Ahead of the first joint naval exercise between China, Russia and South Africa the main planning conference was held at SA Navy fleet headquarters...

Japan donates patrol boats to Kenya

Japan has donated 17 patrol boats to Kenya to help the East African country improve maritime security. The boats were handed over to the Maritime...

Gulf of Guinea still a piracy high risk area

]The International Chamber of Commerce's International Maritime Bureau (IMB) report for 2019’s third quarter shows fewer incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships...

Thousands rally against former Sudan ruling party

Thousands of Sudanese demonstrated in Khartoum and other cities calling for the former ruling party to be dissolved and for ex-officials to be put...

Lebanon ministers face pay cut

Lebanon’s cabinet is expected to approve reforms including halving ministers’ wages in a bid to ease an economic crisis and defuse protests against the...

ISS: Vigilance committees’ dilemma in the fight against Boko Haram

Boko Haram is attacking Cameroon’s Far North Region almost daily – especially the country’s vigilance committees and defence and security forces. On 7 October...

Commercial agriculture supports revamped rural safety plan

The Transvaal Agricultural Union (TAU) was part of consultations and deliberations to make the just relaunched SA Police Service (SAPS) rural safety strategy a...

Desperate African refugees pay to get into Libyan jails – UNHCR

]African refugees in Libya are so desperate some bribe their way into detention centres in the hope of being resettled out of the war-torn,...

SANParks sees successes against poachers

South African National Parks (SANParks) has arrested six suspected poachers since the beginning of the month and confiscated three firearms. SANParks said it confiscated three...

Ramaphosa tells NCOP high-tech equipment needed for border security

President Cyril Ramaphosa this week told the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) “a range of complementary measures” was coming to address cross border crimes. ...

Millions spent flying undocumented migrants out of SA

The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) spent almost R9 million in a five month period this year on air tickets and charter flights to...

Humanitarian access to war-torn parts of Sudan approved

Sudan will allow humanitarian access to war-torn areas for the first time in eight years as part of a new roadmap enabling suspended peace...

ISS: Violence against civilians is on the rise in Africa

Militant Islamist group activity in Africa has doubled since 2012, according to the Africa Center for Strategic Studies (ACSS), a think tank funded by...

UN calls for release of blogger, lawyer and journalist

The UN human rights office called on Egypt to free a prominent blogger, lawyer and journalist allegedly mistreated in custody. They are among several...

Multiple explosions, multiple deaths at Afghan mosques

Multiple explosions at a mosque in eastern Afghanistan collapsed the roof on worshippers during Friday prayers, killing 62 and wounding more than 100, officials...

Syria assault paused as Kurds withdraw

Turkey agreed to pause its offensive in Syria for five days to let Kurdish forces withdraw from a “safe zone” Ankara sought to capture,...

Turkish offensive on Syria continues

]Turkey vowed to press ahead with offensive in northern Syria despite US sanctions and growing calls for it to stop, while Syria’s Russia-backed army...

US to deploy more forces to Saudi

The US announced the deployment of additional American military forces to Saudi Arabia to bolster the kingdom’s defences after the September 14 attack on...

Syrian Kurdish militia bombarded

Turkish warplanes and artillery hit Kurdish militia targets in north-east Syria on the third day of an offensive that killed hundreds, forced thousands to...

US policy shift on Syria a sign of Trump “unchained”

In just a few hours US President Donald Trump upended his own policy on Syria with a chaotic series of pronouncements, blindsiding foreign allies,...

New missiles in China anniversary parade

China’s military displayed new equipment at a parade in central Beijing to mark 70 years since the founding of the People’s Republic, including hypersonic-glide...

Taliban talks dead – Trump

US President Donald Trump proclaimed talks with Afghanistan’s Taliban leaders dead, while the general in charge said the US military is likely to ramp...

Kabul blast – Taliban claim responsibility

The Taliban claimed responsibility for a car bomb explosion that rocked Afghan capital Kabul killing at least five, wounding dozens and shaking windows and...

Gun with a chip: U.S. Army contracts may lead to a smarter firearm

A carbine that can call in an airstrike. A computer-aided scope on a machine gun that can turn just about anyone into a marksman....

ISS: Libya’s war becomes a tech battleground

Libya’s current conflict is emerging as a very different one to what has been fought before in the country, or the world. Fleets of...

Multiple projects lined up for world’s largest 3D printer at the CSIR

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR’s) 3D metal printer – the largest of its kind in the world - is being used...

ISS: Is Africa ready for weapons that call their own shots?

Robotic weapons that once activated can select and attack targets without any further human intervention are being developed by the United States, China, Russia,...

MINUSCA helicopter crash

A Senegalese combat helicopter from the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic crashed, killing three people, the mission head said. The crash...

Kenyan MD530Fs to be delivered by year-end

The Kenyan military will receive six MD530F Cayuse Warrior helicopters by the end of this year, with training and support contracts having just been...

Asia set to be largest market for light military rotorcraft

A total of 1 854 light military rotorcraft will be produced during the 15-year timeframe between 2019 and 2033, according to a new forecast,...

Nigerian Air Force reactivates another EC-135 helicopter

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has inducted another EC-135 helicopter, NAF 549, into service after it was reactivated in-country by NAF personnel in collaboration...

Business jet makers gather in Las Vegas

New large corporate aircraft that can fly further and an industry push to sustainable aviation fuels are bright spots as the world’s biggest business...

SAA, Mango, Comair ground some aircraft over maintenance concerns

South African Airways (SAA), its low cost subsidiary Mango and Comair have grounded a number of their aircraft due to compliance verification in line...

DR Congo aircraft crash – all aboard feared dead

A cargo plane carrying presidential staff crashed in eastern Congo and all eight passengers and crew are feared dead, a presidential adviser told Reuters. ...

Airlines Association of Southern Africa to discuss aviation’s economic support

Impediments to the success of African carriers and the economies they support will be topics for discussion at the Airlines Association of Southern Africa’s...

Drugstore drones

United Parcel Service’s new Flight Forward drone unit will soon start home prescription delivery from CVS Health Corp. The service, which will debut in...

Drones help Ghana farmers

Ephraim Kofi Kenney does not like to work in the fields scaring pests away. But today he must. A flock of migratory birds repeatedly...

Drone Con 2019: redefining the future of work with drones

The theme of this year’s Drone Conference, held in Durban this week, was ‘redefining the future of work with drones’ and saw advances in...

CSIR proposes study into robotic wingman for SAAF

A robotic wingman, a type of unmanned aerial vehicle, could be well suited to South African Air Force (SAAF) requirements, says a senior a...

Syria offensive will resume if truce deal fails

President Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey would press on with its offensive into Syria and “crush the heads of terrorists” if a deal with Washington...

Mali: militants killed, soldiers rescued

The Malian army killed about 50 militants during an operation and rescued some soldiers captured during attacks last month on two bases in the...

Twin attacks on Burkina Faso military outposts

Four soldiers and a police officer were killed in two attacks on military outposts in northern Burkina Faso, the Burkinabe army said. Raids by...

ISS: How is Africa dealing with young extremists?

What do African societies do when they suspect their children of being terrorists – or when their young extremists give up their guns and...

New Facebook steps to stop misinformation

Facebook announced new steps to combat misinformation and voter suppression ahead of the November 2020 US presidential election, on the same day it disclosed...

Avast targeted in cyber-security attack

Czech-based Avast and Czech counterintelligence service BIS detected a network attack on the cyber-security company which the BIS suspected originated in China. Avast said...

Kaspersky detects more than 100 million attacks on smart devices in first half of 2019

Kaspersky honeypots – networks of virtual copies of various internet connected devices and applications – have detected 105 million attacks on Internet of Things...

Hacking the hackers: Russian group hijacked Iranian spying operation

Russian hackers piggy-backed on an Iranian cyber-espionage operation to attack government and industry organisations in dozens of countries masquerading as attackers from the Islamic...

Speech: SAAF chief on opening of SAAF Museum Air Show

Address by Lieutenant General Fabian ‘Zakes’ Msimang at the opening of the South African Air Force (SAAF) Museum at Air Force Base Swartkop on...

Defence and Military Veterans Minister’s budget address

Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, Minister of Defence and Military Veterans presented her budget vote to the National Assembly on Wednesday, July 17. defenceWeb publishes it as...

Budget vote speech by Deputy Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Thabang Makwetla

“Noluthando alias ‘Agnes’ Ncwana, to whose memory I wish to dedicate my remarks in this budget debate this morning, was a military veteran who...

Zimbabwe lawmaker charged with subversion

A Zimbabwe opposition lawmaker was charged with subversion, his lawyer said, after a video surfaced where he purportedly said President Emmerson Mnangagwa would be...