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New commander for West African anti-jihadist force

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A West African military force tasked with countering Islamist militants replaced its commander after a deadly attack on its headquarters last month,...

South Sudan military commander defects

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A South Sudanese military commander has defected with more than 200 soldiers to the country's largest rebel group, amid a showdown between...

Senior al Shabaab commander killed in US airstrike

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A senior commander in al Shabaab, Somalia's al Qaeda-affiliated Islamist rebels, was killed last month in a US airstrike, the group said...

Elite force commander arrested in Libya

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Security forces in eastern Libya said they arrested the commander of an elite forces unit wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC)...

New boss for Special Operations Command Africa

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After more than two years in command, US Army Brigadier General Donald C Bolduc transferred command of Special Operations Command Africa to...

1 Tank Regiment gets its first woman commander

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The glass ceiling in the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) has been metaphorically blown away with the appointment of a woman as...

Ex-Libyan rebel commander can sue former minister

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A former Libyan Islamist commander, who says he suffered years of torture by Muammar Gaddafi's henchmen after British and US spies handed...

New MINURSO force commander

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Indonesian career soldier Major General Imam Edy Mulyono has been named as new force commander of the UN Mission for the Referendum...

New UNAMID Commander

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The United Nations and the African Union have announced the appointment of Tanzanian Lieutenant General Paul Ignace Mella as Force Commander of...

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Question for Public Works and Infrastructure Minister uses defenceWeb information

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Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille’s R37 million Beit Bridge fence upgrade as part of government efforts to prevent the spread of...