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Global airlines body raises alarm over bailout debts

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Heavy debts inherited from government bailouts and other fund-raising moves will delay the airline industry’s recovery from the coronavirus crisis, a trade body said...

defenceWeb Podcast #7 (9 May – 15 May)

In this week’s edition, in African defence news, the US delivers vehicles to Morocco’s Special Forces, Egypt launches another locally built corvette, Nigeria and...

ISS: Migration is a safety net during climate change disasters

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With climate threats high across Africa, COVID-19 restrictions may prevent people from moving as a survival strategy. Movement is a critical resilience strategy for communities...

UK-flagged tanker repulses pirate attack in Gulf of Aden, ship manager says

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Armed pirates attacked a British-flagged chemical tanker in the Gulf of Aden on Sunday but were repulsed, the ship’s manager Stolt Tankers said. The pirates...

Zimbabwe opposition says activists missing, police deny holding them

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Zimbabwe’s main opposition party said on Thursday three of its activists were missing a day after taking part in a protest over food shortages...

Tripoli under fire

A withering bombardment shook Tripoli on Sunday as eastern-based forces of Khalifa Haftar fought for new territory in the southern suburbs after losing ground...

Former SADF Chief and FF+ founder dies

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Among tributes paid to retired general Constand Viljoen, who died aged 86 on Friday at his farm in Mpumalanga, is one from the current...

Algerian activist sentenced

An Algerian court sentenced a prominent figure in the protest movement that toppled long-time leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika to a year in prison, leading rights...

Malian soldiers die in Islamist attack

Suspected Islamist militants killed 29 Malian soldiers in an attack on a base in the country’s north-east, the army said. There was no immediate claim...

Former Ugandan general detained

Ugandan security services arrested a retired general and former security minister who intends challenging veteran leader Yoweri Museveni for the presidency next year, escalating...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...