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Sudan’s army chief appoints new ruling council, led by himself

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Sudan's army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan was sworn in on Thursday as head of a new transitional council he appointed to lead the country...

Seven Mali soldiers killed in separate convoy attacks: army

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Seven Malian soldiers were killed on Saturday in two separate attacks on patrols in the centre-west of the country, the army said, the latest...

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...

Ethiopia sends army into Tigray region, heavy fighting reported

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Heavy fighting broke out in Ethiopia’s Tigray region on Wednesday, diplomatic sources said, after the prime minister launched military operations in response to what...

Congo army says it killed 33 militiaman in days of intense...

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Democratic Republic of Congo’s army said on Wednesday it killed 33 militiamen and lost two soldiers as it seized two rebel strongholds in four...

Nigerian army says it intervened in protests at Lagos government’s request

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Nigeria’s Lagos state government asked the army to intervene to restore order amidst anti-police brutality protests, but soldiers did not shoot civilians, the military...

Nigerian army plans nationwide exercise as protests rock country

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The Nigerian army will begin a two-month national exercise, it said on Saturday, while denying the move was part of any security response to...

About ten Malian soldiers killed in militant attack, army says

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Militants killed around ten Malian soldiers on Thursday near the west-central town of Guire, the army said, the deadliest such attack against the armed...

French army says killed civilian by accident in Mali

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A unit of the French Barkhane military force has killed a civilian by accident, the French army said in a statement on Tuesday. The army...

Egypt’s army says it foiled ‘terrorist’ attack in northern Sinai

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The Egyptian army said it has killed 18 suspected militants who attacked a military post in northern Sinai on Tuesday and foiled their ‮”‬terrorist‮”‬...

Ivory Coast says Burkina Faso national led deadly attack against army

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Ivory Coast’s army said on Thursday it had identified a detained Burkina Faso national as the coordinator of a suspected jihadist attack that killed...

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