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The devastating effects of uncontrolled arms in Africa

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Armed conflict is one of Africa’s greatest challenges and has cost the continent unquantifiable human and financial losses for decades. Despite efforts by local...

IATA outlines main priorities for aviation in Africa

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Financial relief, the safe reopening of borders and planning for the safe restart of operations are the main priorities for aviation in Africa, the...

Multi-country Interpol human trafficking operation

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An Interpol-led crackdown on human trafficking and migrant smuggling saw authorities in Africa and Europe rescue 500 human trafficking victims including children and identifying...

Unnamed African country orders 100 DongFeng vehicles

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An undisclosed African country in 2020 ordered 100 DongFeng Warrior armoured vehicles from China. On 15 August DongFeng and Poly Technologies signed the ‘N720’ cooperation...

ISS: Fake COVID-19 vaccines seized in SA just the start for...

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The lucrative market is the latest in a burgeoning counterfeit medicines trade run by organised crime networks. New posters have popped up on the streets...

ISS: Making Turkey great again

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Is Turkey’s expanding African footprint also a proxy battleground for Erdoğan’s Middle East and European rivalries? Without much fanfare, Turkey has steadily spread its political,...

International Exercise Obangame Express set to begin this month

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Obangame Express (OE21), the largest multinational maritime exercise in Western Africa, will kick off its tenth year with 32 participating nations at an opening...

Explainer: Why protests are shaking one of Africa’s most stable democracies

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Clashes between police and thousands of demonstrators protesting at the detention of Senegal’s most prominent opposition leader have killed at least five people since...

ISS: Africa can learn maritime lessons from its small island states

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The African Union and African states should recognise the achievements of organisations like the Indian Ocean Commission. On 24 January, the French frigate Nivôse seized 444 kg of...

‘Digital authoritarianism’ threatening basic rights in Africa, study says

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From internet shutdowns and online surveillance to social media taxes and arrests for anti-government posts, “digital authoritarianism” is a threat to basic freedoms and...

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Misleading SANDF post removed after defenceWeb intervention

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One imagines at least a handful of the more than seven thousand followers of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) LinkedIn social media account...