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ISS: Will the AU Peace and Security Council do better in 2020?

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The African Union’s (AU) Peace and Security Council (PSC) responded to several conflicts in 2019, including in Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Libya and the...

More work for Force Intervention Brigade

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A bigger effort will be expected of South African airmen and soldiers in the MONUSCO Force Intervention Brigade (FIB) following a rise in attacks...

Three African countries to go onto Trump travel ban list

The Trump administration plans to add seven countries - Belarus, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania - to its travel ban list according...

Libya facing catastrophe

Libya will face a “catastrophic situation” unless foreign powers pressure eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar to lift an oilfield blockade that cut output to almost...

Foreign powers back Libya ceasefire

Foreign powers agreed at a weekend summit in Berlin to shore up a shaky truce in Libya, but the meeting was overshadowed by oilfield...

Burundi’s mass graves re-open old wounds

Twenty-six years ago, Prosper saw Burundian soldiers take away his brother and nephew. Neighbours told him soldiers discovered his mother where she was hiding....

Libya oilfield blockades overshadow truce talks

Foreign powers agreed at a summit in Berlin to shore up a shaky truce in Libya, but the meeting was overshadowed by blockades of...

US Africa Command looks back on a busy 2019

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During 2019, the US Military’s Africa Command (AFRICO) said it continued its work with African, international, and interagency partners to counter transnational threats and...

Turkey starting Libya troop deployment

Turkey is beginning to send troops into Libya in support of the internationally recognised government in Tripoli, President Tayyip Erdogan said ahead of a...

Haftar committed to ceasefire – Germany

A Libyan military commander waging an offensive to capture Tripoli is committed to a ceasefire, Germany said, in an apparent advance for efforts to...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...