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Coronavirus prevention a MONUSCO priority, but no halt to mission mandate

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The South African contingent of the UN’s largest peacekeeping mission – MONUSCO – is along with the rest of the mission sticking to prescribed...

UCT develops app to track coronavirus patients

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After South Africans commenced a 21-day lockdown on 26 March, a group of researchers from the University of Cape Town (UCT) continued working on...

ISS: Why is the US ramping up anti-terrorism efforts in Kenya?

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In the aftermath of the deadly al-Shabaab attack on the Dusit 2 hotel complex in Nairobi in January 2019, urgent discussions began about how...

CSIR’s Cmore tapped for COVID-19 situational awareness

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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR’s) Cmore situational awareness system is being customised to service the COVID-19 coronavirus response in South Africa. This...

Guterres calls for global ceasefire as part of COVID-19 battle

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres wants warring parties across the world to lay down weapons in support of the bigger battle against COVID-19: the common enemy now threatening all humankind. “The fury of the virus illustrates the...

Norway will not send troops to Mali

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The Norwegian government has told French authorities that Norway will not send troops to the French-led Task Force Takuba in Mali. Norway, along with several...

US Embassy donates ambulances, medical equipment to Namibia to fight COVID-19

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US Ambassador Lisa Johnson has handed over to the Ministry of Health and Social Services three ambulances, hospital beds, and other medical equipment to...

US Army scientists create innovative quantum sensor that could revolutionise communications

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A quantum sensor could give soldiers a way to detect communication signals over the entire radio frequency spectrum, from 0 to 100 GHz, said...

US tests unarmed hypersonic weapon

The Pentagon said it tested an unarmed hypersonic weapon in Hawaii, as both China and Russia develop similar military and defence capabilities. The Department of...

ISS: Can dialogue with violent extremist groups help bring stability to Mali?

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In a strategy shift in Mali’s fight against terrorism, President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta announced on 10 February that he was exploring the option of...

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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...