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Four UN peacekeepers killed, five wounded in Mali attack

Four United Nations peacekeepers were killed and five wounded in central Mali on Wednesday after a convoy struck an explosive device and came under...

Ghanaian peacekeepers South Sudan mercy mission

Ghanaian peacekeepers at the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) were commended for giving lifesaving support to a man severely wounded in recent violent...

French warplanes fly over Central African Republic amid rebel offensives

Rebels attacked two towns in the Central African Republic on Saturday as French warplanes flew over in an apparent attempt to deter an advance...

Guterres on latest DRC massacres

A spate of civilian massacres in the strife-torn Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) elicited a repeat of a call last year by the UN...

Ethiopian general says Eritrean troops entered Tigray: video clip

A senior Ethiopian general said in a video clip posted on social media this week that Eritrean troops had entered the country uninvited while...

ISS: The reality of the AU’s response to crises

National sovereignty and subsidiarity limit the African Union’s intervention in the continent’s conflicts. The African Union Peace and Security Council’s (PSC) response to emerging crises...

Children of the gun

Ending the use of child soldiers will require sustained commitment to reintegration. M.K. was an unruly child, by his own admission. The Idgwi island boy was...

UNAMID closes its doors

UNAMID, the joint African Union/United Nations mission in Darfur, is done and dusted with all uniformed and civilian personnel other than those needed for...

Africom Commander visits Kenya, Djibouti

US Army General Stephen Townsend, commander, US Africa Command, completed a four-day trip to Kenya and Djibouti in December to conduct strategic engagements with...

Turkey warns Libya’s Haftar and supporters against attacking its forces

Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar warned on Sunday that the forces of Khalifa Haftar and their supporters based in eastern Libya would be viewed...


Armscor in-house expertise can generate revenue

Sweating Armscor assets, mainly property, was at one stage trumpeted as the way to eventually ensuring financial independence for the State-owned defence and security...