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Burkina Faso president urges collaboration with security forces after attacks

Burkina Faso President Roch Kabore called on the public to collaborate closely with the armed forces, a day after attacks at army...

New Sudan army chief

Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir replaced the head of the army in a further shake-up of the country's security establishment. Kamal Abdalmarouf...

Egypt Sinai operation sees 10 dead, 400 arrested

Egyptian security forces killed 10 militants in an exchange of fire and arrested 400 suspects, including foreigners, in a continuing crackdown in...

Army offensive against Cameroon unrest

Daniel was at home in Bole, south-west Cameroon, on February 2 when he heard gunfire and a commotion. Moments later, his house...

Zambian army part of cholera controls

Zambian troops entered a slum in Lusaka to restore order after residents rioted over a curfew and ban on street vending imposed...

Rival army factions clash in Ivory Coast city

Gunshots and heavy weapons fire erupted between rival factions in Ivory Coast's army at military bases in its second largest city, Bouake,...

Ivory Coast offering buy-outs to reduce size of the army

Ivory Coast will pay thousands of soldiers 15 million CFA francs ($25,782) each as part of buy-outs aimed at reducing the size...

South Sudan government forces attacked by rebels

Twenty-seven people were killed when rebels attacked government forces in South Sudan, a local government official said. Three government soldiers and 24 fighters...

Nigerian army to train in Niger Delta

The Nigerian army will carry out training exercises in the restive southern Niger Delta, where attacks on oil installations last year cut...

Islamic State set up desert army after loss of Sirte

Islamic State militants in Libya set up a desert army composed of at least three brigades after they lost their Sirte stronghold...


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Check before you speak, Minister!

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...