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Sudan coup attempts thwarted – claim

Sudan’s military rulers said they thwarted several coup attempts and some officers were arrested over the deadly dispersal of protesters at a sit-in in...

East Libya parliament rules out talks until Tripoli is captured

The head of a parliament aligned with forces trying to seize Libyan capital Tripoli from the internationally backed government said there could be no...

Turkey building military uniform factory in Somalia

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Turkey has started construction of a factory in Mogadishu, Somalia, that will produce uniforms for the country’s military, giving it a capability it has...

US joins push for peace in Sudan

The top US diplomat for Africa joined an international effort to press Sudan’s military rulers and opposition to a deal on a transition to...

US donates military hardware to Malawi for peacekeeping operations

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The United States has donated almost $1.3 million in military equipment to the Malawian Defense Force, which will use it for peacekeeping operations and...

World becoming more peaceful for the first time in five years

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The average level of global peacefulness improved for the first time in five years, with large improvements shown by Sudan, Egypt, Rwanda and Ukraine,...

ISS: Time to consider negotiating with al-Shabaab in Somalia?

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‘I knew how to found al-Shabaab, I know how to finish them.’ This was a 2018 statement by Mukhtar Robow, former deputy leader of...

Sudan opposition on transitional council membership

Sudan’s opposition plans to nominate eight members of a transitional council and name a prominent economist to head a government, a leader in the...

Sudanese rebel leaders arrested

Two Sudanese rebel leaders were arrested on Saturday, opposition sources said, shortly after meeting visiting Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who is trying to...

AU suspends Sudan

The African Union (AU) suspended Sudan until there was civilian rule, intensifying global pressure on its new military leaders to stand down after the...

SA defence industry’s poor relation status must change

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More proof – if needed – that the South African defence industry is the poor relation in the national industrial sector comes from the...