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Op Lockdown achieving results

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...week Minister Cele and Deputy Police Minister Cassel Mathale received a consolidated report on operational interventions in Western Cape to date, ranging from Operation Thunder launched in May 2018, the...

Reporters investigating Russian mercenaries threatened

...after it accused him of meddling in its 2016 presidential election and the 2018 US congressional elections. Prigozhin denied links to Wagner and also declined to comment on the US...

Senegalese Air Force Chief flies L-39NG

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...testing. Senegal announced its order for four L-39NGs, configured for light attack and training, in April 2018, with the aircraft to be delivered in 2020 and 2021. The contract will...

Sidama referendum postponed

...the ruling coalition in April 2018, won praise for political reforms in what was once one of the continent’s most repressive nations. He won the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize for...

ISS: How is Africa dealing with young extremists?

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...the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, more than 2 500 boys were recruited and over 1 600 children abducted by al-Shabaab in 2018. Out-of-school children and unemployed youth are...

US cyber-strike on Iran

...Strategic and International Studies. Lewis added it may not be possible to deter Iranian behaviour with conventional military strikes. Tensions in the Gulf escalated since May 2018, when Trump withdrew...

Maintenance ensures military facilities are in “a fair state”

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...the 2018/19 financial year the DoD allocated over R365 million to refurbishment of military facilities. This funding saw completion of six refurbishment projects as well as work on another 30...

Gulube to stand down as Secretary for Defence

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...Defence (DoD) annual report for the 2018/19 financial year is a farewell one which he wrote is “an honour and privilege” to provide. “It is incumbent on me to share...

Gulf of Guinea still a piracy high risk area

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...2018, but Africa’s Gulf of Guinea remains a high risk area. A hundred and nineteen incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships have been reported to the IMB Piracy...

Go home, Tanzanian president tells refugees

...asked. Burundians made up the majority of the 280 000 refugees registered in Tanzania at the end of 2018, according to the United Nations. Hundreds of Burundians died in clashes...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...