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Britain to ban militant Somali Islamist group

Britain will outlaw al Shabaab a Somali-based Islamist militant group which recently pledged allegiance to al Qaeda preventing it operating or seeking...

UK conservatives wary of EU defence cooperation

Britain's opposition Conservatives say they will closely examine whether Britain should stay in the European Defence Agency, set up to promote European...

UK rethinks defence

The British government says its armed forces face tough choices to adapt to an age of austerity but says greater defence cooperation,...

Britain presses Sudan to agree on border, oil

Major donor Britain is pressing Sudan's former north-south foes urgently to resolve differences over borders and sharing oil revenues, with a southern...

RAF C17 fleet to grow to seven

The British Royal Air Force has signed a deal for a seventh Boeing C-17 strategic transport aircraft to increase the size of...

More than 20 Kenyans barred over corruption: Britain

Britain said it had banned more than 20 Kenyans, including senior civil servants, from visiting the UK because of corruption, but that...

Yemeni forces deploy in Aden to curb separatists

Yemeni security forces spread out across the southern port city of Aden, clamping down on any display of secessionist sentiment on the...

Book review: Defeat into victory

"It was good fun commanding a division in the Iraq desert. It is good fun commanding a division anywhere." - A memorable...


SANDF missing the communication target

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...