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Peacekeeping operations set to contract as Africa sees exponential growth of COVID-19 cases

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African Union (AU) and United Nations (UN) peacekeeping missions in Africa have been slimmed down, rotations have been frozen and most staff are working...

Cameroon holds first peace talks with main separatist insurgents

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Representatives of Cameroon’s government held talks this week with the main leaders of an Anglophone separatist insurgency for the first time since the conflict...

MINUSMA mandate extended for 12 months

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The mandate of the UN mission in Mali has been extended to the end of June 2021 with a number of priority measures set...

ISS: The African Union needs to broaden its role in Somalia

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Conflict resolution, political dialogue and electoral support are as important as the current focus on security. Somalia’s historic one-person-one vote election, scheduled for late 2020,...

Macron slams Turkey’s ‘criminal’ role in Libya, Putin’s ambivalence

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France’s president on Monday accused Turkey of massively importing jihadists into Libya, labeling Ankara’s intervention “criminal” and he lambasted Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ambivalence...

UN marks 75 years of existence

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The UN Charter “brought rules and hope to a world in ruins”, Secretary-General António Guterres told a virtual ceremony last Friday, commemorating 75 years...

New SIPRI yearbook

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Despite an overall decrease in nuclear warheads in 2019, all nuclear weapon possessing states continue to modernise nuclear arsenals is one of the findings...

West African instability risks gains against militants – French official

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Mali and Burkina Faso must guarantee at a summit this week that their domestic political problems do not reverse fragile military successes against Islamist...

RAF flying to fight coronavirus

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The first of a series of Royal Air Force (RAF) flights taking medical supplies to Africa to help fight the coronavirus pandemic took off...

France, Germany and Italy call for end to Libya fighting

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France, Germany and Italy on Thursday called on forces in Libya to cease fighting and for outside parties to stop any interference in a...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...