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Sudanese militia commander in the wings

...backing of the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. Sisi went on to win elections in 2014 and 2018, on both occasions with 97% of the vote. A coalition of...

Nigerian Air Force receives two new AW109 helicopters

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...The Nigerian government has already budgeted for two AW109s but more are likely to be ordered as the government allocates more money in future budgets. In 2018 the government set...

Call for specialised police units in rural areas after farm killings

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Farm attacks in Free State and North West have again put the focus on rural security with calls for specialised police units. A Free State incident saw a...

FAA paves way for Alphabet unit to make first U.S. drone deliveries

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...delivering to homes in Helsinki, Finland. Wing said its data shows a lower risk to pedestrians from drone deliveries than the same trip made by car. In May 2018, Chao...

Nigeria arrests maritime security personnel for firearms possession

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...the Ivory Coast and the Democratic Republic of Congo more than doubled in 2018, accounting for six hijackings worldwide, 13 of 18 ships fired on, 130 of 141 hostages taken...

Eastern Cape school gives Defence Minister a sheep

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...contained in the 2018 register of members’ interests made public by Parliament this week. The Joint Committee on Ethics and Members’ Interests is responsible for compilation and publication of the...

Botswana acquires another C212

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...June 2018 carrying out test flights prior to delivery – it was flying in Botswana in July. This aircraft apparently has fewer than 500 hours on its airframe – its...

Sudan could be off terror sponsor list – US official

...a designated individual would be problematic.” Sudan’s economy has been laid low by sanctions, corruption and mismanagement. Consumer prices rose by 73% in 2018 and long queues at bakeries, petrol...

Special Defence Account faces closure

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...Account was given funding of R6.2 billion in 2015/16, R5.6 billion in 2016/17 and R6.3 billion in 2017/18. This falls to R5.9 billion in 2018/19, R5.2 billion in 2019/20, R5.5...

SA police seize rhino horn

...the country each year from 2013 to 2017, according to conservation group Save the Rhino. That figure fell below 1,000 in 2018, but more than two rhinos were killed each...

Lessons learnt from latest Op Copper deployment

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