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Warring Libya rivals sign truce but tough political talks ahead

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Libya’s warring factions signed a permanent ceasefire agreement on Friday, but any lasting end to years of chaos and bloodshed will require wider agreement...

AirBoss Defence Group awarded Egyptian Husky contract

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AirBoss Defence Group (ADG) will supply ground penetrating radar, remotely operated weapon stations and other equipment for Egypt’s Husky mine detection vehicles. On 5 October...

Egyptian outcry stops concert by singer accused of rape

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A concert by Moroccan singer Saad Lamjarred, who has been repeatedly accused of rape, has been cancelled in Egypt after a social media outcry,...

Sudan and main rebel groups formalise peace deal

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Sudan’s power-sharing government and several rebel groups on Saturday formalised a peace agreement aimed at resolving decades of conflict which left millions displaced and...

Egypt requests sale of $417 million Maritime Domain Awareness system

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The government of Egypt has requested the purchase of a Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) system from the United States at a cost of $417...

ISS: Presidential power play undermines democracy in Africa

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African leaders seeking re-election often exploit access to government resources to boost their campaigns, creating an uneven electoral playing field that gives them an advantage over...

TKMS launches Egypt’s fourth Type 209 submarine and confirms local frigate...

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ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) has launched the fourth and final Type 209/1400mod submarine for the Egyptian Navy during a ceremony at its yard in...

Several hundred arrests amid protest calls in Egypt – rights group

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Egyptian authorities have detained at least 382 people since 20 September amid reports of small, scattered demonstrations against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, a rights...

Could Egypt’s #MeToo movement be the tinder for a ‘feminist revolution’?

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In just two months, Egypt’s burgeoning #MeToo movement has exposed sexual assaults, spurred legal reform and emboldened hundreds of abuse victims including celebrities to...

Egypt selects VL-MICA missile for its frigates after Umkhonto deal falls...

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France’s MBDA has apparently been selected to supply its VL-MICA surface-to-air missiles for the Egyptian Navy’s four new Meko A200 frigates, after a deal...

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Question for Public Works and Infrastructure Minister uses defenceWeb information

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Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille’s R37 million Beit Bridge fence upgrade as part of government efforts to prevent the spread of...