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France evaluates MMP missile in Djibouti

From 25 August to 22 September in Djibouti, the Technical Section of the French Army (STAT), the Directorate General of Armament (DGA)...

Royal Air Force C-17 arrives in Mali for the first time

A Royal Air Force C-17 Globemaster III transport aircraft has arrived at Gao airfield in Mali for the first time. The flight...

Three British Chinook helicopters fully operational in Gao

The three British CH-47 Chinook helicopters deployed to Gao, Mali, are now officially cleared to perform operational missions for the benefit of...

Mali car bomb attack

An attack on a military patrol in northern Mali killed four civilians and wounded 31, including four French soldiers, Mali's government and...

Estonia to send soldiers to Mali

Estonia's government has decided to send up to 50 soldiers to Mali for a one year mission to support the French Barkhane...

Mali firefight leaves 30 dead

French and Malian troops killed about 30 Islamist insurgents during a gun battle near the border with Niger, where Islamic State are...

Mali president contradicts French account of military strike

Malian soldiers killed during a French military strike in northern Mali in October were hostages of Islamist militants, not deserters turned jihadists...

Malian soldiers inadvertently killed in raid

A French military strike on armed militants in northern Mali inadvertently killed Malian soldiers held hostage by the Islamist group, the West...

French soldiers target Islam militants in Mali

The French military has targeted Islamist militants in northern Mali near the border with Algeria and took 15 militants "out of action",...

French A400M flies first operational mission to Niger

A French air force A400M transport aircraft has carried out its first operational mission to Niger, carrying helicopters, freight and personnel directly...


SANDF youth employment commitment increasingly hamstrung

With an official youth unemployment rate of 46% for the first quarter of 2021, it’s not surprising two published pieces about military recruitment on...