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South Africa and Zimbabwe seek to strengthen defence ties

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Chief of the South African Army, Lieutenant General Lindile Yam, and Commander of the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA), Lieutenant General Edzai Absolom Chanyuka Chimonyo,...

New chief for Zambian armed forces

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Monday swore in Lieutenant General William Sikazwe as head of the armed forces, telling him at the ceremony to...

SANDF Chief in Limpopo

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South Africa's top soldier, General Solly Shoke, is on the road in Limpopo this week beating the government drum for local business,...

SA Navy Chief attends Russian Federation Navy fleet review

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Vice Admiral Mosuwa Hlongwane, SA Navy Chief, was the only African naval representative at last month's Russian Federation Navy Fleet Review in...

Acting chief prosecutor for South Africa

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa appointed Silas Ramaite as the country's acting chief prosecutor after a court ruling declared the appointment of...

New DRC army chief under sanctions

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DR Congo President Joseph Kabila appointed a new army chief who is under international sanctions for violent repression of dissent, raising fears...

New South Sudan army chief named

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South Sudan President Salva Kiir appointed General Gabriel Jok Riak as new head of the army, a decree read out on State...

South Sudan army chief dies

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South Sudan army chief General James Ajongo died in Cairo following a short illness, government spokesman Michael Makuei Lueth said. "It is with...

Uganda security minister, police chief sacked

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Uganda sacked its security minister and police chief after authorities faced a wave of criticism for failing to solve a series of...

New Sudan army chief

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Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir replaced the head of the army in a further shake-up of the country's security establishment. Kamal Abdalmarouf...

New Sudanese security chief

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The Sudanese president has replaced his head of security, state news agency SUNA reported, bringing back a senior official who helped launch...

Former Lesotho defence chief arrested

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The former head of Lesotho's armed forces was arrested over unspecified offences committed during his four years in the job, police said. Lieutenant...

Puntland police chief shot and killed

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A policeman shot and killed the chief of security at an airport in Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region and his bodyguard, police said....

Former South Sudan army chief confined to home

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South Sudan's former army chief is being confined to his home for security reasons, the country's defence minister said. Paul Malong was sacked...

Ousted South Sudan army chief to return to Juba

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South Sudan's ousted army chief said he will return to Juba, two days after being dismissed and leaving the city in a...

Sacked South Sudan army chief quits Juba

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South Sudan's sacked army chief Paul Malong has left the capital for his home state, the defence minister said, raising concerns over...

New Army Chief for South Sudan

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South Sudan president Silva Kiir has replaced army chief Paul Malong with a general from an ethnic minority, the defence minister said,...

Gambia army chief stands by Jammeh

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Gambia's army chief reaffirmed his loyalty to embattled President Yahya Jammeh on Wednesday in the face of a possible regional military intervention...

Gambian military chief pledges support to president-elect Barrow

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The head of Gambia's army pledged allegiance to President-elect Adama Barrow in a phone call, Barrow's spokeswoman said, in a key sign...

Egyptian journalists’ union chief jailed

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An Egyptian court sentenced the head of the journalists' union and two board members to two years in prison for harbouring colleagues...

Guinea Bissau ex-navy chief sentenced in US drug case

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A former navy chief of Guinea-Bissau who was arrested three years ago in a US drug sting off the West African coast...

Army Chief wants an “Africanised” system for the Reserve Force

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The man at the head of the SA Army, the largest component of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) and also the...

SANDF Chief visits Cuba, why asks the opposition

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The opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) party wants to know – and in full detail – why SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief,...

Somali security chief killed, al Shabaab claims responsibility

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The Islamist militant group al Shabaab claimed responsibility for the killing of a senior Somalia security official, who was gunned down late...

Full military honours for SANDF Chief Logistics

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Full military honours will be accorded Lieutenant General Bongani Mbatha, the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief of Logistics, when he is...

Andersen to stay on as Reserve Force Chief for another year

Major General Roy Andersen will not be stepping down as Chief SANDF Reserve Force this month and will remain in uniform for...

Announcement on new SAA boss expected by month-end

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Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba is likely to announce a new chief executive for troubled South African Airways (SAA) by month-end. He also...

SAA boss suspended

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The acting chief executive of SAA, Vuyisile Kona, has been placed on precautionary suspension. The suspension comes in the wake of what the...

Former Chief of South African Air Force joins Paramount Group

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One of the longest serving South African Air Force Chiefs has joined Paramount Group, Africa's largest privately owned defence and aerospace company,...