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African envoys due to meet Ethiopian PM as war ultimatum expires

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African peace envoys were due to meet Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Friday, a day after he said the military was beginning the...

China talks up its peacekeeping role in Africa

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As China this year marks three decades of participation in United Nations peacekeeping operations, it says it is a strong force for safeguarding African...

African governance worsens for first time in a decade: survey

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Africa’s governance performance worsened in 2019 for the first time in nearly a decade due to a broad deterioration in the areas of human...

ISS: Effective global peacebuilding needs a united African voice

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The Common African Position can improve AU–UN partnerships but the real test is delivering tangible results. Peacebuilding is essential to help conflict-affected states build inclusive...

Wave of migrant arrivals leaves 2 000 stranded at Gran Canaria...

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More than 2 000 African migrants were stranded in a dockside camp on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria on Tuesday after a wave...

The Past Week in Defence #27 (26 October – 1 November)

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In this week’s edition, on the continent, the USS Hershel Williams arrives in Spain after visiting Africa and there has been a suspected drone...

Rosoboronexport sets its sights on Africa

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Russian state arms conglomerate Rosoboronexport is looking to expand its presence in Africa as it celebrates 20 years of existence. “Further development and expansion of...

Eleven kidnapped teachers freed in Cameroon

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Eleven kidnapped teachers have been freed in western Cameroon, where separatist insurgents are battling government forces, the church that runs the schools said on...

ISS: Are Africa’s borders sacrosanct? Ghana’s Western Togoland crisis

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Recent attacks raise questions about how secessionist tendencies have been managed in post-independence Africa. On 25 September 2020, gunmen raided police stations in Mepe and...

‘Ethnic stacking’ fuels coups

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Long-serving dictators have many tricks to help them hold onto power. One is a process known as “coup-proofing,” or building armed forces that will...

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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...
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