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ISS: Can Africa stay on target to silence the guns by 2030?

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The African Union (AU) seems to be in the habit of assigning deadlines for overly ambitious goals and then struggling to meet them. This...

Maphwanya visits SADC Mission in Mozambique

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The Chief of the South African National Defence Force, General Rudzani Maphwanya, has paid a visit to the Southern African Development Community’s Mission in...

$300 million needed to rebuild Cabo Delgado

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The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has actively suppressed ASWJ (Al Sunnah wa Jama’ah) Islamist terrorist activity in Mozambique for 11 months and the...

Ensuring peacekeeper safety tops UN symposium agenda

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A four-strong panel is leading the all-important protecting peacekeepers component of this week’s sixth United Nations (UN) International Partnership for Technology in Peacekeeping Symposium...

Regional group advances plan to establish military force for DRC

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The East African Community is moving ahead with plans to create a regional military force to deploy to the troubled eastern region of the...

UN Symposium will sharpen response to peace – Modise

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The 6th International United Nations Partnership for Technology in Peacekeeping Symposium, underway from 21 June in Pretoria, will strengthen peacekeeping activities, and lessons learnt...

Guterres adds his voice to concerns over DRC violence

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Support for this month’s United Nations (UN) Security Council (SC) “concern” over escalating violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) comes from Secretary...

Peacekeeper protection, training, and telemedicine under the spotlight at UN Symposium

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The United Nations’ 6th Partnership for Technology in Peacekeeping International Symposium is scheduled to take place at the CSIR in Pretoria from 21 to...

UN names five armed groups behind current DR Congo violence

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The United Nations (UN) named five groups behind what it calls a deteriorating security situation in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), manifested...

Malawian peacekeepers bring normality back to North Kivu

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Seven months after Malawian soldiers were deployed to the North Kivu town Beni in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) life has – by and...

Centre stage for SA as it hosts UN peacekeeping technology symposium

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A UN vehicle leads a logistics convoy in support of Minusca.Next Tuesday (June 21) sees South Africa host a United Nations (UN) International Partnership...

US Office of Security Cooperation in Zambia is not a military base

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In the last few weeks, defenceWeb has confirmed that the recently created United States’ Office of Security Cooperation in Zambia is not to be...

Indian National Defence College delegation visiting SANDF

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A delegation from the Indian National Defence College (NDC) is on an educational study tour in South Africa. The delegation is under the leadership of...

Mocimboa da Praia residents return to the port city

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Another step on the road to normality in the northern Mozambican port Mocimboa da Praia this week saw a busload of internally displaced people...

Wagner tactics push civilians toward extremists

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In the months since the junta ruling Mali invited Russia’s Wagner Group into the country, more than 450 people have died in military actions...

ISS: Truce in Ethiopia opens the door to African mediators

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After almost two years of conflict between the federal government and Tigrayan forces, Ethiopia seems to have decided to resolve its most devastating militarised...

Islamic State on the run in Mozambique, but battles remain

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Bernardino Rafael is not prone to hyperbole, but his recent comments about the war on terrorism in northern Mozambique were optimistic. The general commander of...

Volatile DRC situation discussed at UN Security Council

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The recent spate of violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is, according to a senior United Nations (UN) official entrusted with African...

ISS: Can the African Standby Force match up to current security threats?

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In April, seven East African Community countries agreed to establish a regional military force to restore stability in the eastern Democratic Republic of the...

Insurgents behead Cabo Delgado locals as food shortage bites

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Beheadings appear to be resurgent in strife-torn northern Mozambique with a conflict observatory reporting at least six people killed in this manner in the...

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