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New commander for West African anti-jihadist force

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Joint Standing Committee on Defence shows short memory span

Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) publicly acknowledged the “exceptional leadership” of outgoing SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief General Solly Shoke last...