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The Past Week in Defence #55 (24 May – 30 May...

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In this week’s edition, the Southern African Development Community decides on another summit as it holds off on a military response to Mozambique’s insurgency...

Soldiers confiscate illicit cigarettes and wildlife on border patrol duty

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South African National Defence Force (SANDF) soldiers protecting South Africa’s borders as part of Operation Corona confiscated more illicit cigarettes and, unusually, wildlife over...

ISS: Ethiopia-Sudan border tensions must be de-escalated

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With both countries facing grave internal challenges, resolving the century-old border dispute won’t be easy. A potential border war brewing between Sudan and Ethiopia threatens...

The Past Week in Defence #48 (5 April – 11 April...

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In this week’s edition, on the continent, Ghana parades Cobra armoured vehicles, The Nigerian Navy records a substantial number of recent acquisitions, A Southern...

At least 100 killed in border clashes between Ethiopia’s Somali and...

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Border clashes between Ethiopia’s Afar and Somali regions have killed at least 100 people, a regional official said on Tuesday, the latest outbreak of...

Sudan says Ethiopian forces crossed border, raising tensions

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Ethiopian forces crossed into Sudanese territory in an act of “aggression”, Sudan’s foreign ministry said on Sunday, marking the latest flare-up in a long-standing...

ISS: Dialogue could have averted COVID-19 border chaos

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High-level talks and use of SADC guidelines on the pandemic should have been used to prevent a crisis. The festive season was marked by dramatic scenes of...

Sudan declares full control of border territory settled by Ethiopians

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Sudan said on Thursday its forces had taken control of all of Sudanese territory in a border area settled by Ethiopian farmers, after weeks...

Three caught with gold bars at OR Tambo International

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Three suspects are expected to appear before the Kempton Park Magistrate’s Court after they were caught smuggling 73.5 kg of gold at OR Tambo...

ISS: Are Africa’s borders sacrosanct? Ghana’s Western Togoland crisis

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Recent attacks raise questions about how secessionist tendencies have been managed in post-independence Africa. On 25 September 2020, gunmen raided police stations in Mepe and...

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SANDF youth employment commitment increasingly hamstrung

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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...
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