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Gallery: Exercise Amani Africa II closing ceremony

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The closing ceremony for Exercise Amani Africa II was held on 8 November at the Lohatla Combat Training Centre in the Northern...

Gallery: Exercise Amani Africa II closing ceremony

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The closing ceremony for Exercise Amani Africa II was held on 8 November at the Lohatla Combat Training Centre in the Northern...

Ceremonial end to Amani Africa II

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Following its one and only field training exercise, the rapid deployment capability of the African Standby Force (ASF) has been declared ready...

ISS: African Standby Force: how the AU can get it right

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Last week, as part of the Amani Africa II field exercise, the African Standby Force (ASF) has been testing its Rapid Deployment...

Africa puts security hopes in foreign-funded, home-grown strike force

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Backed by tanks, armoured vehicles and plenty of EU cash, thousands of African soldiers took on an imaginary enemy in the arid...

Amani Africa field training exercise will be split into two phases

The SA Army Combat Training Centre (CTC) is in the final preparation stage to hosting a multi-country force field training exercise that...

ISS: The African Standby Force beyond 2015 – ideals versus realities

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Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, has a difficult problem to resolve. By January 2016, she will be expected...

SANDF needs to get involved in peacekeeping in Africa – SA...

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The importance the South African military places on peacekeeping in Africa and having a stable and prosperous continent can be seen in...

SADC counter-terrorism strategy in place

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The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has developed a comprehensive counter-terrorism strategy, the outgoing head of the body's organ on politics, defence...

ISS: Standing by or standing up – is the African Standby...

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The African Union (AU) – and especially South Africa – regards the AU's nascent African Standby Force (ASF) as a means to...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...