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Jets hit Libya’s al-Watiya airbase where Turkey may build base, sources say

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Warplanes struck overnight at an airbase that was recently recaptured by Libya’s internationally recognised government from eastern forces with help from Turkey, a military...

Suicide car bomber hits checkpoint at Somalia’s Mogadishu port

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An explosion shook parts of the Somali capital of Mogadishu early on Saturday as a suicide car bomber drove into a checkpoint just outside...

Pirates kidnap nine in attack on vessel off Nigeria, says ship owner

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Pirates attacked an oil production vessel off Nigeria in the early hours of Thursday and kidnapped nine Nigerian nationals, the ship’s owner BW Offshore...

Two killed in clashes as mourners struggle to get into Ethiopian singer’s funeral

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Two people were killed on Thursday as Ethiopian security forces scuffled with mourners trying to attend the stadium funeral of a singer whose shooting...

Attackers on motorbikes kill 32 Malian villagers, local officials say

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At least 32 civilians were killed in central Mali when unidentified armed men on motorbikes attacked ethnic Dogon farming villages on Wednesday, local authorities...

Burkina Faso probes bullet-ridden bodies discovered after army operation

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Burkina Faso’s defence ministry said on Wednesday it has launched an investigation following the discovery of seven bullet-ridden corpses in the outskirts of a...

Farm attacks on the rise

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Criminal activity in South Africa’s agricultural areas appears to be increasing with leading farmer organisations and two political parties again calling for action and...

Military deployed in Ethiopian capital after more than 80 killed in protests

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The military was deployed in the Ethiopian capital on Wednesday, as armed gangs roamed neighbourhoods in a second day of unrest that has claimed...

Soldiers confiscate R1.4 million worth of cigarettes on SA borders

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Two separate cigarette “interceptions” by soldiers in the last week again show the ease with which smugglers breach thinly protected borders and just how...

Over 4 000 parolees released to make social distancing possible

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Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola says 4 138 low risk offenders have been released on parole to ease prison population figures to minimise...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...