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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...

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...

Thousand plus SA soldiers for Mozambique, DA claims

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The intelligence apparatus of the Democratic Alliance (DA) claims there are 1 495 South African soldiers earmarked for deployment in northern Mozambique. This comes...

Analysis: Mozambique’s gas ambitions rest on distant hope of peace

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The future of Mozambique's gas ambitions hinges on its ability to end a deadly insurgency linked to Islamic State, but if peace is the...

ISS: ISWAP takes aim at the state in Cameroon

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The government must act fast to block Islamic State’s advances into the Far North region since Shekau’s death. Since the Boko Haram crisis went regional...

Cabo Delgado insurgency grows amid Rwandan and SADC deployment

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The conflict in the Cabo Delgado province of Mozambique has led to over 3 000 deaths, displaced just under a million people and is...

UK asks Nigeria to explain circumstances of separatist’s arrest

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Britain has asked Nigeria to explain where and how Nnamdi Kanu, a separatist leader who holds British citizenship, was arrested after Kanu’s lawyer alleged...

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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...
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