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Scientists back civil disobedience in climate change action

Almost 400 scientists endorsed a civil disobedience campaign aimed at forcing governments into rapid action to tackle climate change, warning failure could inflict “incalculable...

Mogadishu airport mortared

At least three mortar bombs were fired at Mogadishu’s international airport, injuring six people in z compound where embassies are located, a diplomatic source...

EU warns of 5G cybersecurity risks

The European Union warned the risk of increased cyberattacks by state-backed entities but refrained from singling out China and its telecoms equipment market leader...

Iraq scrambles to stop violence

Days of deadly anti-government protests in Baghdad and other Iraqi cities brought few real concessions but when bloodshed spread to a particular poor, restive...

Al Qaeda affiliate claims Mali attack

Al Qaeda’s West Africa affiliate claimed responsibility for co-ordinated, deadly attacks last week on army bases in central Mali. Thirty-eight soldiers were killed and...

The arrival of ISIS in Southern Africa

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The ‘arrival’ of ISIS in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and in the north of Mozambique should be causing some concern at Defence...

US withdraws troops from Syria

The United States is pulling troops from north-east Syria, a shift which clears the way for a Turkish military offensive against Kurdish-led forces and...

Treason charges brought in Rwanda

Rwandan prosecutors charged 25 men with treason and other crimes related to alleged activities in a rebel group founded by a South African-based dissident....

Families of killed Malian soldiers demand answers

Wives and children of Malian soldiers demonstrated in the capital Bamako, demanding information from government after 25 soldiers were killed and 60 went missing...

Islamist insurgent attack in Somalia repelled

Cameras picked up two white trucks carrying bombs and fighters to Somalia’s most secure military base, home to US Special Forces, foreign trainers and...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...