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France defends Chad military takeover as needed to ensure stability

France's foreign minister on Thursday defended a military takeover in Chad despite objections from the opposition there, saying it was necessary for security amid...

ISS: Limited legal options for SADC military action in Cabo Delgado

A comprehensive response is better than military action, not least because of the difficulties in putting boots on the ground. The five-day terror attack on...

Cabinet welcomes efforts to assist Mozambique

Cabinet has welcomed the efforts of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to bring about lasting peace and security, as well as reconciliation and...

German government agrees to expand military mission in Mali

The German government on Wednesday approved plans to expand the country's military training mission in Mali, a government source said. Up to 600 troops will...

South Sudan peacekeepers rescue deminers

Even those working at removing and disabling mines as well as other potentially lethal remnants of war are not safe from attacks, including ambushes...

UN findings on PMCs in Africa “a bit rich”

Criticism by a UN High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR) working group on mercenaries of inter-operability between Russian private military contractors (PMCs) and UN peacekeepers...

Africom briefs Congress on future threats and opportunities in Africa

General Stephen Townsend, Commander of the US military’s Africa Command (Africom) briefed Congress on future threats and opportunities in Africa as well as the...

Rwanda says France bears responsibility for enabling 1994 genocide

France was aware that a genocide was being prepared in Rwanda ahead of the 1994 killings and the French government bore a significant responsibility...

The devastating effects of uncontrolled arms in Africa

Armed conflict is one of Africa’s greatest challenges and has cost the continent unquantifiable human and financial losses for decades. Despite efforts by local...

SA flag not half-masted at London High Commission for royal funeral

In what is termed “a major sign of disrespect” the South African High Commission in London kept the national flag flying last Saturday during...


Joint Standing Committee on Defence shows short memory span

Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) publicly acknowledged the “exceptional leadership” of outgoing SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief General Solly Shoke last...