Border Security

Guinea reopens air and sea borders, eases curfew

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Guinea has reopened its air and sea borders and has shortened an overnight curfew in a sign stability was returning to the...

Ivory Coast seals borders after opposition win

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Ivory Coast sealed all its borders after its election commission declared challenger Alassane Ouattara provisional winner of a presidential run-off, a result...

Chad army repels rebels in CAR border town

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Chad's military repelled rebels from a key border town in northern Central African Republic this week, days after the rebel fighters seized...

South Sudanese flee border area fearing air raids

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South Sudanese are abandoning north-south border villages fearing aerial attacks from the northern army, with at least 1,500 fleeing after recent attacks,...

North Korea shells South in fiercest attack in decades

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North Korea today fired dozens of artillery shells at a South Korean island, killing two soldiers and setting houses ablaze, in one...

SANParks wants SANDF help with rhinos

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South African National Parks (SANParks), the national parks authority, has "urgently requested" that the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) be brought in...

Morocco accuses Saharawi activists of killing police

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Morocco has defended a raid on a West Sahara protest camp by its security forces as being "deliberately peaceful" and accused Sahrawi...

Lax Egypt border lets Hamas rearm-Israeli official

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Egypt is not doing nearly enough to clamp down on arms smuggling into Gaza, allowing the Palestinian militant group Hamas to build...

Another rhino shot in Limpopo

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Another rhino was shot and killed in a farm in Naboomspruit in Limpopo on Saturday, provincial police say. Lieutenant Colonel Ronel Otto...

UN to convene Western Sahara talks in NY

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Representatives of Morocco and Western Sahara's independence movement, Polisario, will meet next week to try to break an impasse over the resource-rich...

Rhino poaching worries Zuma

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President Jacob Zuma has expressed concern about rhino poaching in the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park, saying the matter would be discussed by...

Sudan’s north, south armies to check troop build-ups

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A joint team from the armies of north and south Sudan will check claims that troops from both sides were massing on...

Israel considers deporting African migrants

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Israel is trying to find ways of repatriating or relocating African migrant workers whose illegal influx via Egypt is alarming authorities, a...

UN panel catalogues Sudan arms breaches in Darfur

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Khartoum has committed multiple breaches of an arms embargo over Sudan's conflict-torn Darfur region and China has done little to ensure its...

Three dead as SANDF members stray into Mozambique

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South African and Mozambican authorities are working together to probe yesterday's incident in which two SA National Defence Force (SANDF) members apparently...

BMA put off until next year

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A cluster of ministers say a Border Management Agency (BMA) announced by President Jacob Zuma in his inaugural State of the Nation...

Gunmen abduct three Kenyans on border with Ethiopia

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Gunmen thought to belong to an Ethiopian rebel group have kidnapped three Kenyans in the north of the east African country, local...

Sudan rebukes UN over border buffer zone plan

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Sudan's army has criticised UN moves to set up buffer zones along the country's north-south border ahead of a politically sensitive referendum,...

UN could police parts of north-south Sudan border

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UN peacekeepers could create limited buffer zones in hotspots along the border of north and south Sudan before a referendum on independence...

Cassidian to unveil AESA security radars at AAD 2010

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Cassidian, the newly renamed Defence & Security branch of global defence firm EADS, will use African Aerospace and Defence (AAD) 2010 that...

CASSIDIAN unveils Security Radar Product Family at AAD 2010

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CASSIDIAN unveils Security Radar Product Family at AAD 2010 New detection capabilities enable rapid reaction against multiple threats Comprehensive security portfolio on...

Sudanese migrant shot dead at Egypt-Israel border

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Egyptian police shot and killed a Sudanese man as he tried to slip into Israel, security sources said, at least the 32nd...

Obama to attend UN Sudan meeting September 24

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President Barack Obama will attend a UN summit on Sudan this month, US officials said as they stepped up a bid to...

Mideast talks due at Egyptian Red Sea resort

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The second round of direct peace negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians will take place in Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh...

Nabob, Kaftan fix to cost R150 million

Damage done to the migration control fences on the South African borders with Zimbabwe and Mozambique in the last year will cost...

Egypt kills Sudanese migrant near Israel border

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Egyptian police shot and killed a Sudanese migrant seeking to cross the border into Israel, said security sources. The 23 year-old migrant was...

Uganda boosts army presence at Congo border

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The Ugandan army has sent more troops to its border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, a day after a rebel group...

Egypt police kill Eritrean at Israeli border

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Egyptian police shot and killed an Eritrean woman trying to cross Egypt's border into Israel, security sources said, bringing the number of...

Ethiopia doubts Eritrea’s intentions in border deal

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Ethiopia says a border agreement by Eritrea and Djibouti to end their two-year stand-off should be taken with scepticism because arch-foe Eritrea...