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Seventeen arrested in DR Congo for protesting election delay

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Police in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo arrested at least 17 democracy activists this week for campaigning against the postponement of the...

Ethiopia arrests 1 645 “ringleaders and bandits” in crackdown on violence

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Ethiopian authorities said on Thursday they have detained 1,645 people since declaring a state of emergency less than two weeks ago in...

Morocco arrests 10 suspected female IS militants

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Morocco has dismantled a suspected Islamic State militant cell and arrested 10 women believed to be planning attacks in the North African...

SANDF rooting out fraud and corruption offenders

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Fraud and corruption in the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) appears to be widespread with the SA Army Support Base (ASB) in...

Zambian police arrest 28 in raid on opposition official’s home

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Zambian police arrested 28 opposition supporters on Wednesday on suspicion of rioting and making petrol bombs, the latest sign of political tensions...

Kenyan police arrest two in connection with planned IS attack

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Kenyan police said on Wednesday they had arrested two people linked to Islamic State who were planning to launch an attack, seizing...

Nine charged after latest protest clashes in Kenya

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A Kenyan court charged nine men on Tuesday for their role in a protest a day earlier against an electoral oversight body,...

Burkina Faso arrests 11 ex-presidential guards over armoury raid

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Burkina Faso has arrested 11 members of the dissolved presidential guard, a pillar of deposed President Blaise Compaore's regime, in connection with...

Increased rhino poaching related arrests attributed to more militaristic approach

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The change to properly planned military-type operations against rhino poachers in the Kruger National Park is paying dividends – nine months after...

Pirate suspects handed to authorities for prosecution

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Five weeks to the day after the first group of suspected pirates apprehended by EU NAVFOR this year was handed over for...

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Question for Public Works and Infrastructure Minister uses defenceWeb information

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Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille’s R37 million Beit Bridge fence upgrade as part of government efforts to prevent the spread of...