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US’s Blinken urges Tunisia to return to ‘democratic path’

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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday said he had urged Tunisia’s president to take action that would return the country “to the...

UN arms embargo on CAR extended for year, China abstains

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The United Nations Security Council on Thursday extended a Central African Republic (CAR) arms embargo and targeted sanctions regime for another year, however China...

US aid chief to travel to Ethiopia in diplomatic push on Tigray

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Washington is sending USAID Administrator Samantha Power to Ethiopia this week while warning of punitive measures if aid is unable to reach the Tigray...

ISS: Neither the Security Council nor the AU is grasping the GERD nettle

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Was it irresponsible for the UN to not intervene, considering the AU’s inability to resolve the dispute? Diplomatic efforts to resolve the long-simmering dispute between...

Zimbabwe sending troops to Mozambique

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Zimbabwe will be sending 304 soldiers to Mozambique to help train soldiers to fight Islamist insurgents in the northern Cabo Delgado province. Zimbabwe’s defence minister...

Radar to come under the spotlight at Radar Interest Group conference

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The South African Radar Interest Group (SARIG) will be hosting its biennial Radar Conference on 20 October and in anticipation has issued a call...

Defence and defence industry applications for CSIR surveillance system

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Surveillance and protection of assets, be they publicly or privately owned or managed, is ongoing with the brainpower of the Council for Scientific and...

Grim aftermath of Ethiopian war

Burned-out military vehicles, ammunition boxes and bodies of scores of federal troops were scattered along the dirt road through the Ethiopian village Sheweate Hugum...

ISS: The African Union’s peace and security dilemma

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With some member states’ commitment to shared values at an all-time low, can the AU manage and prevent conflict? Several incidents highlight the challenges facing...

Botswana officially deploys troops to Mozambique

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The Botswana Defence Force (BDF) has officially deployed troops to Mozambique to take part in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) mission there. Botswana’s President...

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Additional troop deployment is welcome and shows the need for a strong SANDF

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The announcement on Wednesday 14 July that 25 000 members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) will be deployed to help counter...