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Mogadishu police chief suspends Somali parliament, gets fired moments later

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Mogadishu’s police chief announced he had suspended parliament on Monday, saying he was acting unilaterally to prevent lawmakers from extending the president’s term, only...

Death toll in Malian army ambush rises to 33, defence ministry...

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The death toll from an ambush on a Malian army convoy in the north of the country has risen to 33, the defence ministry...

Militants kill 11 Malian soldiers in ambush, 11 others missing

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Eleven Malian soldiers were killed and 11 more are missing after Islamist militants ambushed a patrol in the desert north, the army said on...

Virtual meeting to discuss gang activity in Gauteng

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The Gauteng Provincial Legislature’s Portfolio Committee on Community Safety has called on the MEC for Community Safety, Faith Mazibuko and the Provincial Police Commissioner...

Gunmen kill six Malian soldiers in coordinated attacks

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Gunmen in Mali killed at least six soldiers and wounded 18 others in two coordinated attacks in the centre of the African nation on...

Malian police disperse protest against French military presence

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Malian security forces used tear gas on Wednesday to disperse an unsanctioned protest in the capital Bamako against France’s military presence in the country,...

Five killed in Algeria bomb explosion

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Five people died and three others were wounded when a homemade bomb exploded in eastern Algeria on Thursday, the defense ministry said. The victims were...

At least 70 killed in suspected militant attacks in Niger –...

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At least 70 civilians were killed in simultaneous attacks on two villages by suspected Islamist militants in Niger, near the border zone with Mali,...

Al Qaeda-linked group says it was behind killing of French soldiers...

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Al Qaeda’s North Africa wing has said it was responsible for the killing of three French soldiers in Mali, jihadist monitoring organisation SITE Intel...

Al Qaeda in North Africa names new leader to succeed Droukdel

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Al Qaeda’s North Africa branch (AQIM) has appointed a new leader and confirmed the death of its former leader Abdelmalek Droukdel who was killed...

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Joint Standing Committee on Defence shows short memory span

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Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) publicly acknowledged the “exceptional leadership” of outgoing SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief General Solly Shoke last...
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