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General Barker to speak at EWSA 2019 conference

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...in the world of air shows. In September 2018, he was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Aeronautical Society, one of the world’s highest distinctions for aerospace achievement. In...

Blackwater founder registers company in DR Congo

...financial, investment and project financing operations, both public and private”. The filing shows Frontier Services Group Congo was registered on August 20, 2018 and formally established on November 13, 2018....

General dynamics awarded support contract for Moroccan Abrams tanks

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...Abrams tanks and 162 had been allocated. In November 2018 the Defence Security Cooperation Agency said it had approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Morocco of “enhancements” to 162...

Italy’s Salvini threatens to use strict new law on German NGO boat

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...Salvini took office a year ago, with 2,144 crossing the Mediterranean so far this year, according to official data, down 85% on the same period in 2018 and down 96%...

ISS: Resolving South Africa’s brutal order

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...Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, whose 2018 book A Savage Order explains how even the most violent democratic societies can find peace. Read in the context of South Africa’s newly...

US donates military hardware to Malawi for peacekeeping operations

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...aid. Earlier this month Guterres commended Malawian Captain Wales Aidini and Lieutenant Zimveka Chatsika for their “exemplary courage” during a military operation conducted in Eastern DRC on 18 November 2018....

Voortrekker preparing for final berthing at Naval Museum

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...and spent 21 years in uniform before retiring. He was awarded what was South Africa’s highest civilian award for bravery, the Wolraad Woltemade Decoration, for rescuing sailor John Martin whose...

Emergency Italian decree targets migrant rescue ships

...Salvini took office, with 2,144 crossing the Mediterranean so far this year, according to official data, down 85% on the same period in 2018 and down 96% on 2017.  ...

Top economist jailed in South Sudan

...worked at the World Bank. He became South Sudan country director for the International Growth Centre, part of the London School of Economics. Biar was arrested in July, 2018 and...

World becoming more peaceful for the first time in five years

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...report said the economic impact of violence on the global economy in 2018 was $14.1 trillion in purchasing power parity (PPP) terms. This figure is equivalent to 11.2 per cent...

SA defence industry’s poor relation status must change

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More proof – if needed – that the South African defence industry is the poor relation in the national industrial sector comes from the...