RDM wraps up successful ammunition capability demonstration

Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) has concluded its third ammunition capability demonstration, which saw 800 attendees congregate at the Denel Overberg Test Range to witness...

Egypt orders Su-35 fighters – report

Egypt has reportedly ordered Sukhoi Su-35 multi-role fighters from Russia for an estimated $2 billion. This is according to Russian newspaper Kommersant, which has reported...

South African military assets evaluating post-Idai damage in Malawi and Mozambique

Tropical cyclone Idai was downgraded after making landfall on the African east coast last week but the destruction it wrought was significant and South...

Bouteflika at bay – Why protesters are taking on Algeria’s ruling system

Protests that brought hundreds of thousands onto the streets in Algeria over the past month led President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to scrap plans to run...

Somali government troops vacate some bases in row over salaries

Somali soldiers have vacated at least three of their bases in protest over months of missed pay, a military officer and residents said on...

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The most recent Operation Copper deployment in the Mozambique Channel, in addition to providing valuable "on-the-job" training for both sailors and airmen,...

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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...

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...

South African Sea Cadets drum up support for SA Navy warships

Sea Cadets from TS Woltemade represented the South African Sea Cadets Corps at the 2019 Armed Forces Day recently held in the Cape Town. ...

Seychelles receives patrol boats from Sri Lanka

The Seychelles Coast Guard has taken delivery of two Wave Rider inshore patrol boats from Sri Lanka, and will use them for maritime surveillance. The...

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...

Pirates kidnap three in Gulf of Guinea

Pirates off the Gulf of Guinea have kidnapped three crewmembers from a Malta-registered tanker. Histria Ivory was sailing 20 nautical miles off the port of...

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...

Boko Haram fighters kill 23 Chadian soldiers

Boko Haram militants killed at least 23 Chadian soldiers overnight, two Chadian security sources said on Friday, in what appeared to be the deadliest...

Massive counterfeit seizure in Kenya

Kenyan police seized $20 million of counterfeit banknotes stored in a personal safety deposit box at a branch of Barclays Bank Kenya, the directorate...

Three days of national mourning in Mozambique

Mozambique started three days of national mourning on Wednesday after powerful cyclone winds and flooding killed hundreds and left a swathe of destruction across...

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...

Burkina Faso forces, jihadists execute dozens of civilians

Burkina Faso security forces have summarily executed more than 115 civilians since mid-last year during operations against Islamist militants who themselves have killed over...

Death toll jumps as aid workers fight clock to rescue more African cyclone victims

Rescue workers plucked more survivors from trees and roofs to safety on Thursday, a week after a cyclone ripped through southern Africa and triggered...

Mozambique Idai death tolls tops 200

The number of people killed in a powerful cyclone and flooding in Mozambique has risen above 200, more than doubling the country’s death toll...

Mozambique cyclone death toll could pass the 1 000 mark

The number of people killed in a powerful storm and preceding floods in Mozambique could exceed 1,000, the president said, putting the potential death...

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...

U.S., Taliban talks end for now with no Afghan peace deal

U.S. and Taliban negotiators wrapped up their longest round of peace talks on Tuesday with progress made but no agreement on when foreign troops...

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...

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...

IATA cuts annual air cargo traffic growth forecast citing trade frictions, Brexit

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) on Tuesday nearly halved its annual forecast for traffic growth in the air cargo market to 2 percent...

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...

Libya’s Tripoli airport reopens after drone alert

The airport in the Libyan capital Tripoli reopened on Saturday after a brief closure due to an unidentified drone flying in the area, officials...

XQ-58A Valkyrie demonstrator completes inaugural flight

The XQ-58A Valkyrie demonstrator, a long-range, high subsonic unmanned air vehicle (UAV) completed its inaugural flight on 5 March at the Yuma Proving Grounds,...