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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...

Somali army must be overhauled donors say

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Somalia should accelerate reforms of its army, its main foreign backers said after discussing slow progress in transforming the graft-ridden force into...

New South Sudan army chief named

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South Sudan President Salva Kiir appointed General Gabriel Jok Riak as new head of the army, a decree read out on State...

Rival Somali army groups in fight

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Rival groups from Somalia's army shot at each other in Mogadishu, with one group trying to storm a training centre the United...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...