Grim aftermath of Ethiopian war

Burned-out military vehicles, ammunition boxes and bodies of scores of federal troops were scattered along the dirt road through the Ethiopian village Sheweate Hugum...

SANDF Mozambique “employment” authorised by C-in-C

South Africa’s initial military contribution to ending an Islamic insurgency in the northern part of Mozambique has the Presidential seal of approval and a...

No June or July salaries for Denel Land Systems staff

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Nigeria receives first six Super Tucanos

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Thursday received its first six A-29 Super Tucano aircraft out of 12 on order, after a week-long journey...

Grim aftermath of Ethiopian war

Burned-out military vehicles, ammunition boxes and bodies of scores of federal troops were scattered along the dirt road through the Ethiopian village Sheweate Hugum...

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US, Ivoirian special operations forces sharpen skills to counter violent extremists

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Elbit to supply 11 Guarani armoured vehicles to Ghana

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Nigerian court sentences ten men to prison for 2020 Chinese ship hijacking

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Defence Intelligence lays out maritime security threats in Africa

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Nigeria commissions Falcon Eye maritime domain awareness system

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Town in Ethiopia’s Somali region attacked

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Six killed in attack on Cameroon military post

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SANDF helps recover looted goods

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SANParks and partners in anti-poaching push

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At least 57 migrants die in shipwreck off Libyan coast – UN

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Rhino and elephant poaching declines in Namibia

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More vehicles recovered by soldiers on border patrol

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Calls to stop attacks on refugees in Tigray

The US is concerned about reported attacks against Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia's Tigray region, a State Department spokeswoman said calling for intimidation and attacks...

Northern Nigeria state suspends schools due to insecurity

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Grim aftermath of Ethiopian battle offers rare clues about brutal war

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Five suspects arrested in connection to Phoenix murders

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CHU does Mandela Day in DR Congo

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15 Squadron aids in sea rescue

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Spanish NH90s arrive in Mali

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India’s HAL training Nigerian Army pilots

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State-owned airlines owe government R850 million

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b Fresh off his trip to space, billionaire businessman Jeff Bezos on Monday offered to cover up to $2 billion in NASA costs if the...

Mango Airlines briefly suspends flights due to outstanding payment

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Boeing jets emissions data highlights industry’s green challenge

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DHL aims to deploy longer distance drones to beat stretched supply lines

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Drones monitoring Spanish beaches during heatwave

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Transnet says has identified and isolated the source of IT disruption

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