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RAF flying to fight coronavirus

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The first of a series of Royal Air Force (RAF) flights taking medical supplies to Africa to help fight the coronavirus pandemic took off...

African presidential Boeing 737 gets missile protection system

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Israel’s Bird Aerosystems has delivered its Airborne Missile Protection Systems (AMPS) to a VIP customer in Africa, which will protect a presidential Boeing 737...

Malawi re-runs election in test case for African democracy

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Malawians queued up to vote on Tuesday in a re-run of a discredited poll that has become a test case for the ability of...

ISS: Africa must unmute its mic as e-diplomacy takes root

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COVID-19 has forced the world to work, meet and socialise online, and mostly from home. Countries are even conducting their international relations differently to...

ISS: Security vs efficiency: smart ports in a post-COVID-19 era

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Around 90% of Africa’s trade is seaborne. The World Trade Organization has predicted a decline in consumer spending due to COVID-19 that will decrease international trade...

US peacekeeping investment helping fight COVID-19

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Five African countries are among the over 120 worldwide on receiving end of US largesse, said to be more than $900 million, since the...

ISS: How Africa can reduce COVID-19’s impact on displaced persons

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Africa’s 25.2 million refugees, asylum seekers and internally displaced persons are some of the most vulnerable groups to COVID-19. They are hosted in areas...

US Department of Defence says it continues to support African nations

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The US Department of Defence (DoD) says it will continue to work by, with, and through local partners and allies to combat transnational threats...

African military spending up nearly 20% over the last decade

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Over the last ten years, African military spending grew by 17%, rising to $41.2 billion in 2019, according to new research from the Stockholm...

Africa coronavirus cases could reach the millions

Coronavirus cases in Africa could shoot from thousands to 10 million in three to six months according to provisional modelling, a regional World Health...

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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...