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Al Shabaab fighters killed in Kenya

Security forces in Kenya killed three suspected militants from Somalia’s Islamist group al Shabaab after they attacked a police outpost in Garissa county, police...

Resolve to fight hardening in Misrata

In a warehouse packed with rocket launchers, grenades and rifles in the Libyan city Misrata, workers sweat as they install anti-aircraft guns on pickup...

Islamic State claims Borno killings

Islamic State’s West African branch carried out an attack on a Nigerian army base in north-eastern Borno state and its fighters killed 12 soldiers. A...

Three convicted for aiding terror attack on Kenyan university

A Kenyan court convicted three people of terrorism-related offences for helping Somali Islamist militants carry out a 2015 attack on a university that killed 148...

DR Congo army guarding copper mine

DR Congo’s military has deployed soldiers to protect a major copper and cobalt mine owned by China Molybdenum Co Ltd from illegal miners, an...

Air strike hits oil company warehouse

A storehouse belonging to Libya’s Mellitah Oil & Gas, a joint-venture between the National Oil Corporation (NOC) and Italy’s ENI, was damaged in an...

Al Shabaab blasts kill 16 in Kenya and Somalia

Somali militants killed eight Kenyan police with a roadside bomb near the border between the countries, officials said, with another eight dead in a...

Islamic state claims Borno army base attack

Islamic State’s West African branch claimed responsibility for the attack on a Nigerian army base in Borno state and said its fighters killed 20...

French/Malian forces kill militants

Allied French and Malian forces killed 20 militants in an operation in northern Mali where Islamic State operates, a spokesman for the West African...

Nigerian army base overrun by Islamists

Islamist insurgents overran a Nigerian army base in the north-east, killing at least the commander, two Nigerian security sources said. Militants took a Nigerian army...

Raw deal for defence in SONA

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Last week’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) by President Cyril Ramaphosa, also Commander-in-Chief of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), sadly did...