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Army deployed on Lesotho streets

Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane deployed the army in Maseru on Saturday against unnamed “rogue national elements” he said wanted to destabilise the southern...

Somali clashes slow fight against al Qaeda-linked insurgents

Somali troops clashed with a regional militia in a serious outbreak of fighting over political rivalries Washington says are slowing the war against al...

Mali military to be bigger

Mali will increase the size of its army by 50% in a recruitment drive aimed at uprooting jihadist groups, Prime Minister Boubou Cisse. The...

Lieutenant Colonel Tiisetso Sekgobela: a leader amongst men

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In 2004, a bachelor of commerce in banking graduate by the name of Tiisetso Sekgobela, from the village of Sedawa near Hoedspruit in Limpopo,...

Chief of the Angolan Army visits South Africa.

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In the interest of maintaining military relations between African Union (AU) member states, the Chief of the SA Army, Lieutenant General Lindile Yam, hosted...

Soldiers to continue fighting Cape Flats crime

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Soldiers will remain on the troubled Cape Flats for another six months assisting police in combating especially gang-related crime. The extension was announced on Monday,...

“Super camps” for Nigerian soldiers

When Islamic State gunmen stormed the Nigerian town Magumeri on of August 21 they had free rein. Nigerian soldiers left the town earlier under...

Minister says soldiers on Cape Flats having success

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National Council of Provinces (NCOP) members heard from the Defence and Military Veterans Minister that the deployment of soldiers to the Cape Flats was...

Army protects Eskom workers in Khayelitsha

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“The army is here to intimidate us” says Qandu-qandu informal settlement resident. About a month ago, the South African National Defence Force was deployed to...

Soldier’s body found in burnt out car

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has confirmeded the murder of a soldier whose body was found in the boot of a state...

SA Army budget remains static

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The Landward Defence component of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) will make do with only a slight increase in funding over the...

Sudan army will not allow the state to collapse

The Sudanese army issued a statement saying it would not allow the state to collapse, following weeks of protests demanding an end to President...

Bogus soldiers behind Zimbabwe beatings

Zimbabwe’s army said soldiers accused of beating residents following protests over fuel price hikes were impostors who tarnished the name of the military. Security forces...

Military show of strength amid Zimbabwean protests

Zimbabwe's military put on a show of force to deter further unrest after at least three deaths in violent protests over steep fuel price...

Nigerian army base attacked, soldiers killed

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Militants killed around 100 Nigerian soldiers in an attack on an army base, security sources said, blaming Islamic State West Africa. The toll...

Army, separatists clash in Cameroon

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At least 15 people were killed in a new bout of fighting between Cameroon army troops and separatist rebels, the two sides...

Nigeria will deploy security forces to fight banditry

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Nigeria will deploy its air force and 1,000 security personnel to fight banditry in the north-west of the country, President Muhammadu Buhari...

New DRC army chief under sanctions

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DR Congo President Joseph Kabila appointed a new army chief who is under international sanctions for violent repression of dissent, raising fears...

Zimbabwe army rule allegation refuted

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Zimbabwe's government distanced itself from a deputy minister who said the army wouldn't allow the opposition to rule if it wins an...

Ivory Coast army cut by over two thousand troops

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Ivory Coast reduced the size of its army by more than 2,000 soldiers as part of a plan to cut costs and...

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