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Ethiopia’s army captures northern Afar town of Chifra – state media

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Ethiopia’s army has retaken the town of Chifra in Afar region, the state-run broadcaster said on Sunday, its first major seizure from rebellious Tigrayan...

Ethiopia restricts information sharing about war

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Ethiopia has announced new restrictions on the sharing of information about the war in the north of the country which stipulate that battlefront updates...

Work underway to verify status of hostage drama suspects

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Defence and Military Veterans Deputy Minister Thabang Makwetla says the department has undertaken measures to verify the status of 57 individuals who were involved...

Ethiopian leader heads to war’s front lines as Olympians join the military

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Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has gone to direct the war from the front lines, state-affiliated media reported on Wednesday, as two Olympian athletes...

Burkina Faso says it cut internet under national defence provision

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Burkina Faso's government said on Monday it had cut mobile internet access in the country under a legal provision related to national defence and...

Uganda says seven suspects killed during probe of last week’s Kampala blasts

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Uganda said on Monday that seven suspects had been killed and 106 people detained during operations by the security services linked to three suicide...

Paris investigates leak purporting to show Egypt misused French intelligence

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France's armed forces minister called for an investigation on Monday after a report that secret French intelligence intended to track jihadist militants had been...

National Police Commissioner General Khehla Sitole speaks out on July unrest

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National Police Commissioner, General Khehla Sitole, says police could have done better to respond to and mitigate the damage done by the July unrest. He...

Concern about Ethiopian detention under state of emergency

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Ethiopia's state-appointed rights commission said some human rights were not being upheld during the current national state of emergency and expressed concern about conditions...

Kenyan police say three ‘dangerous’ inmates flee maximum security prison

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A Kenyan serving a 41-year sentence for involvement in one of the country's worst militant attacks escaped from a maximum security prison on Monday,...

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SA’s top soldier right on decline upon a decline in the SANDF

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South Africa’s senior soldier – SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief – General Rudzani Maphwanya has it spot on in that the decline upon...