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Royal Marines train Ugandan military in maritime operations

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Royal Marines and their Reservist counterparts have spent four weeks training the Uganda People’s Defence Force in maritime operations. 1 Assault Group Marines (1AGRM) travelled...

US turning Gulf region into a tinderbox

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused the United States of turning the Gulf region into a “matchbox ready to ignite”, according to Al...

SA will strengthen relations with CAR

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Tourism Deputy Minister Fish Mahlalela says South Africa will strengthen the bond of friendship with the Central African Republic (CAR). Mahlalela has on behalf of...

Ramaphosa on Tanzania state visit

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President Cyril Ramaphosa is undertaking his first State Visit since being elected President in May, to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, today and tomorrow (14...

ISS: A risky return for ex-combatants into communities

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Enabling violent extremists to defect from their terror groups to rejoin society is a vital strategy in preventing violent extremism in Africa. But amnesty...

French troops in Mali mired in mud and mistrust

French soldiers seeking out jihadists in central Mali’s savannah were prepared for sandstorms, thunderstorms, the lack of anything resembling a road and the need...

UN ceasefire proposal accepted by Libya

Libya’s internationally recognised government, facing a campaign by eastern troops to take the capital, accepted a United Nations proposal for a ceasefire during the...

New Africom commander visits Djibouti

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The new commander of the US Africa Command (Africom) General Stephen J Townsend, visited Djibouti between 6 and 8 August to meet with Republic...

Sudan stays on terrorism sponsor list

The United States still needs to resolve longstanding issues with Sudan before removing it from the list of state sponsors of terrorism, a senior...

New AFRICOM commander visits Somalia

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The commander of U.S. Africa Command visited Somalia on 7 August as part of his first trip to the African continent since taking command...

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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...