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At least one person killed in protest near Barrick’s Congo mine

At least one person was killed during protests against evictions near Barrick Gold Corp's Kibali gold mine in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo last...

Somalia death toll in fighting between army and former allied group rises to 120

Fighting in Somalia’s Galmudug state between the Somali army and its former ally, the Ahlu Sunnah Wal Jama’a militia, has killed 120 people over...

Less than a month to go until defenceWeb event on countering Mozambique’s insurgency

In less than a month’s time, defenceWeb will be hosting a virtual event on regional and international efforts to counter the insurgency in Mozambique,...

Dozens killed in fighting between Somalia army and former allied group

At least 30 people died and over 100 were injured in intensified fighting between the Somali National Army and its former ally Ahlu Sunnah...

Ethiopia conducts two air strikes in Tigray

Ethiopia conducted two air strikes in Tigray on Sunday as the government intensifies a nearly week-old campaign of aerial bombardment against the rebellious forces...

ISS: South Africa’s construction mafia trains its sights on local government

With elections a week away, attacks on ward councillors are bad for democracy and reflect the country’s organised crime problem. A growing extortion ‘mafia’ is...

Congo port workers clash with police over unpaid wages

Hundreds of workers from Democratic Republic of Congo's state-owned ports company stormed its headquarters on Friday, breaking windows, burning furniture and clashing with police...

Ethiopia fighting intensifies amid air strikes on Tigray and clashes in Amhara

An Ethiopian government air strike hit a university in the Tigray regional capital on Friday, rebellious Tigrayan forces and humanitarian sources said, as thousands...

Mass protests held in Sudan against prospect of military rule

Huge crowds of people marched in several parts of the Sudanese capital and other cities on Thursday in demonstrations against the prospect of military...

Suspected Islamists kill 16 in eastern Congo village

Suspected Islamist militants killed 16 people and burned down houses late on Wednesday in a village in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a witness...


SANDF missing the communication target

Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...