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Suspected militants killed in Sinai

Egyptian security forces killed 11 suspected militants in a gun battle during a raid on their hideout in Al-Arish, capital of North Sinai province,...

Sebha airport reopens

Libya reopened the airport in the southern city Sebha, closed since January 2014 due to security problems, residents said. A commercial flight landed from...

Libya’s Zuwara airport hit by air strikes

Eastern Libyan forces air strikes seriously damaged a civilian airport in western Libya lacking any military use, the United Nations said. Last week, the...

Missiles hit Mitiga airport

Missiles hit the only functioning airport in Tripoli killing a worker, the airport said. Mitiga airport halted traffic and diverted flights to Misrata, 200km...

Turkish drones in Syria

Turkish drones have started operating in northern Syria where Washington and Ankara agreed to create a safe zone, Turkey’s Defence Ministry said. Turkey and...

Al Shabaab attacks Somali military base

Militant Islamist group al Shabaab struck a Somali government military base with car bombs and gunfire in a battle both sides said caused multiple...

UN staffers die in Benghazi car bombing

A car bomb explosion in Benghazi killed three UN staff members and two other mission members, the United Nations said. The attack came as the...

Mine secured by Burkina security forces

Security forces in Burkina Faso sealed off an Avesoro gold mine after a security guard killed an intruder and local people attacked the site...

Cairo hospital bomber identified

Egypt’s interior ministry identified the perpetrator behind a car bombing outside Cairo’s main cancer hospital that killed more than 20 and injured dozens. It added...

Libya defence spending up

Libya’s internationally recognised government allocated 40 million Libyan dinars (£23.5 million) for its defence ministry, it said, stepping up spending to fend off an...

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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...