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Battle for Tripoli intensifies

Eastern Libyan forces sought to reach the centre of Tripoli after easy advance through desert hit a tricky urban phase, with deaths and displacements...

Soldiers protect Sudanese protesters

Sudanese soldiers intervened to protect several thousand demonstrators calling for an end to President Omar al-Bashir’s rule after security forces tried to break up...

International Day for Mine Awareness

Fourteen years ago the UN declared April 4 as International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action. It called for continued efforts by...

Saudi King meets Haftar

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman met commander of the Eastern Libyan forces Khalifa Haftar, the Saudi foreign ministry said in a tweet. King Salman made assurances...

New Defence and Military Veterans Minister?

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Indications are South Africa will have a new Minister of Defence and Military Veterans following the 8 May national elections. The current incumbent, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula,...

New force commander as EU NavFor marks 31st rotation

The European Union (EU) naval task force off the Horn of Africa this month marked its 31st rotation since counter-piracy operations started in December...

Pressure for change in Algeria mounts

Prominent reformist lawyers and rights activists are spearheading popular pressure against what they see as an authoritarian and out of touch ruling system in...

Somali militant siege over

Somali government troops shot and killed three Islamist militants holed up in a building in central Mogadishu, police said, ending a day-long bomb and...

Amatola moving into position for Mozambique Channel anti-piracy duty

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SAS Amatola (F145) is currently steaming up the east coast ahead of taking up station in the Mozambique Channel for an anti-piracy tasking in...

Joint call for Bashir to step down

Sudan’s main opposition groups issued a first joint call for President Omar al-Bashir to step down, appearing together at a news conference for the...

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...