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Chad plans to double army size to deal with security challenges

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Chad's transitional government said on Friday that it plans to drastically increase the size of its army to deal with security challenges, including threats...

Nigeria says 75 abducted children released amid army crackdown

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Seventy-five children who were kidnapped from their school in Nigeria’s northwestern Zamfara State have been released after their abductors came under pressure from a...

Army coup leaders summon Guinea ministers after Conde’s ouster

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Soldiers who ousted Guinean President Alpha Conde summoned his ministers and top government officials to a meeting on Monday, a day after a coup...

Syrian army steps up offensive on rebel redoubt in southwestern city

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Syrian elite forces aided by pro-Iranian militias stepped up an offensive on Tuesday against a rebel enclave in a southwestern pocket bordering Jordan and...

Violence in SA | A look at the week ahead –...

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Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula believes the deployment of 25 000 troops will put an end to the insurrection behind unrest last week. It's just...

Zimbabwe army commander dies from cancer – presidential spokesman

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Zimbabwe’s army commander died early on Thursday after succumbing to cancer, the presidential spokesman said. The army holds an outsized influence in Zimbabwean politics. In...

Chadian army battles rebels in northern town

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Chad’s army battled with rebels on Thursday near the town of Nokou, about 20 km from where former president Idriss Deby was fatally wounded...

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...

Cameroon army killed civilians in village raid, witnesses and lawyer say

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Cameroonian soldiers opened fire on villagers during a weekend raid in the country’s southwest, killing up to nine people, including civilians, and injuring others,...

Army patrol discovers 29 bodies in eastern Congo

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A military patrol has discovered 29 bodies in a region of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo where civilians are facing a sharp rise in...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...