ISS: Tensions cloud December polls in Ghana

Recurring suspicions over the Electoral Commission’s independence threaten political stability in the long run. Ghana’s 7 December general election will be the country’s eighth consecutive...

Hensoldt South Africa showcases unified business units with capability demonstration

Hensoldt South Africa is pushing ahead with its drive to become the leading defence electronics and security solutions provider in South Africa and to...

End of the runway for Hercules 403

It was, in retrospect, a somewhat ignominious end for a military aircraft that provided yeoman service over a 57-year period. The plus is all salvageable...

Minister warned to right size SANDF rather than seek more funding

Cyril Ramaphosa’s defence minister has been warned to desist from asking National Treasury for further funding for the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) as...

ISS: Tensions cloud December polls in Ghana

Recurring suspicions over the Electoral Commission’s independence threaten political stability in the long run. Ghana’s 7 December general election will be the country’s eighth consecutive...

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Gambian military orders water treatment trailers from ELW Global

The Gambian Armed Forces have ordered reverse osmosis water purification equipment from South Africa’s ELW Global, which will supply its ROWPU 2K trailer-mounted system. The...

RDM supplying SANDF with new 40 mm medium velocity ammunition

Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) is supplying the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) with new 40 mm medium velocity ammunition as part of Project...

US Army, Marine forces conduct response exercise in North Africa

This was the first full dress rehearsal for the Army-led North and West Africa Response Force since taking over for the Special Purpose Marine...

COVID-19 impacting landmine clearance efforts

Landmines and explosive weapons in conflicts worldwide continue to kill and injure thousands of people every year by landmine while the COVID-19 pandemic forced...

USS Hershel “Woody” Williams exercises with Tunisian Navy

The USS Hershel "Woody" Williams and Tunisian Navy partners conducted joint maritime operations to enhance maritime security, critical lifesaving capabilities, force readiness, and Tunisia's...

Russia and Egypt holding joint military exercise

Russia and Egypt are holding the Bridge of Friendship 2020 military exercise in Russia. According to the Russian Ministry of Defence, the exercise is being...

SAS Galeshewe decommissioned

The SA Navy’s thin patrol capability is now down to two platforms with the converted strikecraft SAS Galeshewe (R1567) decommissioned. SAS Isaac Dyobha (P1565) and...

Second Project Hotel Survey Motor Boat launched

The second of three survey motor boats has been launched in Cape Town under Project Hotel, the acquisition of a new hydrographic survey capability...

Crew kidnapped in Gulf of Guinea attack

Ten crew members of the cargo vessel Milan were kidnapped in yet another piracy incident in the Gulf of Guinea this week. According to Praesidium...

Combined Maritime Forces seize over 800 kg of drugs in Indian Ocean

A French ship operating in support of a Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) task force has seized 456 kg of methamphetamine and 364 kg heroin...

Putin, extending Russian footprint, approves new naval facility in Sudan

President Vladimir Putin on Monday approved the creation of a Russian naval facility in Sudan capable of mooring nuclear-powered surface vessels, clearing the way...

Three more Gulf of Guinea attacks

The Gulf of Guinea continues to live up to its world’s worst rating for pirate and ship attacks with at least another three reported...

Nigerian court hears blasphemy conviction appeals in northern city Kano

Two judges in northern Nigeria on Thursday heard the first appeals against Islamic law blasphemy convictions that caused global outrage when a man was...

Attacks on delivery trucks condemned

Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Transport, Mosebenzi Zwane, has expressed concern at the attacks on delivery trucks in the country. According to reports, a...
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Tigrayans accused of massacre in Ethiopia war, both sides claim advances

Ethiopia’s state-appointed rights watchdog accused a Tigrayan youth group on Tuesday of killing hundreds of civilians as federal and local forces both claimed advances...

KZN Premier appeals for calm in trucking industry

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala has appealed for calm and a peaceful resolution to all the concerns facing truck drivers and the road freight industry...

ISS: Can smart ports curb drug trafficking?

COVID-19 measures are making maritime routes the preferred target for drug smugglers. Seizures of large quantities of drugs such as cocaine, heroin and others at...
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Eight dead as migrant boat capsizes off Canary Islands, more missing

At least eight people were drowned after a boat carrying more than 35 migrants from the Maghreb region of North Africa and heading towards...

More border patrol successes for SA soldiers

Soldiers on border protection duty have recorded more successes against criminals and illegal immigrants, apprehending hundreds of people and confiscating millions of rands worth...

Spain to send more police to Senegal to curb illegal migration, says foreign minister

Spain will increase its police presence in Senegal to tackle criminal networks behind an upsurge in illegal migration from the West African coast to...

Niger ex-President Tandja, toppled after extending rule, dies at 82

Mamadou Tandja, a former Niger president who twice won election after the country’s return to civilian rule in 1999 but was overthrown a decade...

Ethiopia commission says Tigray youth group killed 600 civilians in 9 November attack

Ethiopia’s state-appointed human rights commission said on Tuesday that a Tigrayan youth group stabbed, strangled, and bludgeoned to death an estimated 600 civilians with...

ISS: Time to tackle violence against women in Mali

The transition period could set the tone for new norms that future governments could live by. On 26 September, hundreds of Malian women and some...

Head of Egyptian rights group held in solitary confinement – lawyers

The director of a prominent Egyptian rights group was held in solitary confinement and inhumane conditions for three days after his arrest last week,...

Iraq trains US-sanctioned militia leader for army position – sources

The Iraqi military is training a former member of an Iran-backed militia, who is under US sanctions for killing protesters, to become a high-ranking...

Tanker damaged in explosion at Saudi terminal

An explosion damaged a Greek-managed tanker at a Saudi Arabian terminal on the Red Sea north of the Yemeni border, the ship’s manager said...

Iraqi military training former militia man

The Iraqi military is training a former member of an Iran-backed militia, under US sanctions for killing protesters, to become a high-ranking officer in...

Australian soldiers face dismissal after Afghanistan killings

Australia told 13 Special Forces soldiers they face dismissal in relation to a report on alleged unlawful killings in Afghanistan, the head of the...

Global uncertainty could risk World War Three – UK military chief

Current global uncertainty and anxiety amid the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic could risk another world war, the head of Britain’s armed...

Rosoboronexport marks 20 years in the global arms market

4 November 2020 marks the 20th anniversary of Rosoboronexport, which was established by decree of the President of the Russian Federation as part of...

Armenia says Karabakh forces quit town as US-backed ceasefire appears to fail

Armenia acknowledged overnight that Nagorno-Karabakh forces had withdrawn from a strategic town between the enclave and the Iranian border, an apparent military gain for...

Gripen maker Saab’s shares plunge as higher pandemic risks hit third-quarter profits

Shares in Swedish defence company Saab slid more than 10% on Monday after it posted falling third-quarter profits and said it saw increased risks due...

CSIR marks 75 years of improving South African lives

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) reached a significant milestone as 5 October marked 75 years of existence. Establish in 1945, the CSIR...

Praise for Limpopo learner who invented anti-GBV tool

Limpopo Education MEC Polly Boshielo has commended a learner who has invented a device to help curb human trafficking and gender-based violence (GBV). Bohlale Mphahlele,...

AlphaDogfight trials foreshadow future of human-machine symbiosis

A small Maryland company took first place in August's AlphaDogfight Trials Final event, a three-day competition designed to demonstrate advanced algorithms capable of performing...

Scientific imaging association launched in SA

The rapid technological growth in the field of scientific imaging and an increasing need to understand its complexities has seen a specialist association established...

Oryx evacuates sick crewmember off West Coast fishing vessel

The South African Air Force (SAAF) has once again assisted the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) in evacuating injured or sick crew off vessels...

Oryx rescue in the Cedarberg

A 22 Squadron Oryx helicopter and its crew were major contributors to a weekend Western Cape mountain rescue. The rotary-wing aircraft based at AFB Ysterplaat...

Royal Air Force Chinooks continue to conduct support operations in West Africa

RAF Chinooks currently deployed in Mali have continued to conduct key supporting missions for the French and Malian ground forces during the extreme weather...

Ivory Coast getting replacement Mi-24s after two crashes

The Ivory Coast is taking delivery of two Mi-24 helicopters to replace those lost in recent crashes. An Mi-24 was delivered on 7 August 2020...

Government to monitor SAA business rescue funds closely

Deputy President David Mabuza says government will closely monitor the R10.5 billion allocated to the South African Airways (SAA) business rescue practitioners to ensure...

Airlines set to lose $157 billion amid worsening slump – IATA

Airlines are on course to lose a total $157 billion this year and next, their main global body warned on Tuesday, further downgrading its...

Airbus, Boeing expected to turn to hybrid engine technology for new planes-lessor

Airbus and Boeing are expected to turn to hybrid electric technology when they develop the next generation of airplanes because of limits on improving current engines,...

Support for MAX brand wavers as Boeing jet nears green light

Boeing Co is set to win approval for its grounded 737 MAX this week, but chinks are appearing in the brand as the most...

Nelspruit car accident did not involve any drone – CUAASA

Local media has reported that a car accident was allegedly caused by an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV or drone) that crashed into a moving...

Saudi-led coalition says destroyed five drones fired by Houthis

The Saudi-led coalition said on Friday it had intercepted and destroyed five explosive-laden drones launched towards Saudi Arabia by Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthis on Thursday. The...

Nigerian Air Force getting Wing Loong, CH-3 and CH-4 UAVs

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has revealed which models of armed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) it will soon be receiving from China. It will...

Nigerian Air Force reveals armed UAV bases

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) will deploy its eight new armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to three bases across the country as soon as...

Ethiopia to launch ‘final phase’ of offensive in Tigray region, says PM

The Ethiopian military will begin the “final phase” of an offensive in the northern Tigray region, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Thursday, after...

Ethiopia war destabilising east Africa, warns EU

Fighting between Ethiopia’s military and regional forces from the northern Tigray region is seriously destabilising the East African and Horn region and hostilities should...

Ethiopia’s Tigray forces claim battle win, global alarm grows

Tigrayan forces said on Tuesday they had destroyed an Ethiopian army division in battles to control the northern region where a three-week-old war has...

Al Qaeda in North Africa names new leader to succeed Droukdel

Al Qaeda’s North Africa branch (AQIM) has appointed a new leader and confirmed the death of its former leader Abdelmalek Droukdel who was killed...

Canada names China, Russia as main cyber-crime threats; sees risk to power supply

Canada on Wednesday identified state-sponsored programs in China, Russia, Iran and North Korea as major cyber crime threats for the first time, and said...

Cybersecurity is top business worry in ‘age of risk’ -Marsh & McLennan CEO

Cybersecurity has emerged as the most pressing exposure for business confronting a new “age of risk,” topping the coronavirus pandemic and climate change, in...

North Korean, Russian hackers target COVID-19 researchers – Microsoft

Hackers working for the Russian and North Korean governments have targeted more than half a dozen organizations involved in COVID-19 treatment and vaccine research...

Facebook removes ‘inauthentic’ networks spanning 8 nations

Facebook on Friday said it has dismantled seven separate networks of fake accounts and pages on its platform that were active in Iran, Afghanistan, Egypt,...

Biography: Secretary for Defence Sonto Kudjoe

Gladys Sonto Kudjoe was appointed Secretary for Defence with effect from 1 August 2020, taking over from Dr Sam Gulube following his retirement. Between 1978...

Presentation: Denel on funding and governance challenges

On 21 October 2020, Denel delivered a presentation to the Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises on its funding and governance challenges. Click here to view...

Presentation: Department of Military Veterans on 1st quarter performance

On 21 October 2020, the Department of Military Veterans gave a presentation to the Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans on its first...

Keynote address by Trevor Mketi, AMD Conference 29 September 2020

Members of the South African National Defence Force Defence attaches and foreign military representatives Captains of industry Members of the media Ladies and gentlemen On behalf of the Secretary...
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