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Militia kills 16 villagers in Democratic Republic of Congo raid

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Militia fighters killed 16 people in a raid on a village in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday, the latest in a spate...

Commercial aircraft market could shrink by $150 billion this year

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The global commercial aircraft market is estimated to see a $149.24 billion drop in revenue in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to...

SANDF soldiers rescues family from a burning vehicle

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Soldiers from Alpha Company, 21 Infantry, Battalion, helped pull a family from a burning car in Boipatong whilst on a patrol assisting the South...

Milkor launches medical ventilator

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South African defence company Milkor, in response to the local and international need to assist in the efforts to combat the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic,...

Iraqi militiamen drop guns to dig graves for coronavirus victims

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Iraqi paramedic Sarmad Ibrahim cut his teeth treating fellow Shi’ite Muslim militiamen in the war against Islamic State. Now, he buries COVID-19 victims -...

Cristanini launch their new Vapor Vacuum – M8 System in South...

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In their quest to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, Cristanini, the world’s leading CBRN supplier with 48 years of experience in the field, have developed...

Paramount provides food relief to Ghana, Zambia And Mozambique

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Paramount Group has provided food relief to the Embassies of Ghana, Mozambique and Zambia as part of its efforts to support South Africa and...

Rheinmetall Denel Munition donates hand sanitiser

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On Wednesday 27 May, Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) donated 500 bottles of hand sanitiser to St Joseph’s Home for chronically ill children, two weeks...

Denel ventilator prototype undergoing testing

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Over a month ago, Denel said it would put expertise and resources into the design, development and manufacture of ventilators. This, according to the...

Coronavirus puts paid to Ex Ibsamar

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There will be no Exercise Ibsamar this year. The tri-nation naval exercise is cancelled, not postponed, according to the Joint Operations Division of the...

Retired major general calls for Operation Notlela review

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It is welcome to hear President Cyril Ramaphosa encouraging the public to air critical views helpful in shaping the state of the nation during...

Sailors and soldiers shoulder to shoulder in Western Cape coronavirus prevention

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The latest stop on Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula coronavirus awareness visits to bases and facilities around the country was Western Cape. She...

Large PPE donation for SAAF

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JSE-listed Bidvest Group has, via a donation of personal protective equipment (PPE) to the SA Air Force (SAAF), shown its commitment to assisting the...

Britain’s Rolls-Royce to axe 9 000 jobs in air travel slump

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Rolls-Royce plans to cut at least 9 000 jobs, or more than a sixth of its workforce, in the latest blows to the UK...

Coronavirus hurting Airports Company

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Briefing Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Transport, the Airports Company of SA (ACSA) painted a gloomy picture with expenditure having to be capped as a...

As flying returns, jetmakers seek to quell fears over cabin air

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Jet manufacturers and airlines are launching an urgent initiative to convince nervous travelers that the air they breathe on planes is safe, believing this...

US peacekeeping investment helping fight COVID-19

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Five African countries are among the over 120 worldwide on receiving end of US largesse, said to be more than $900 million, since the...

First COVID-19 case in Lesotho

Lesotho recorded its first case of COVID-19 on Wednesday, the health ministry said, becoming the last country in southern and East Africa afflicted by...

Tunisia cuts curfew

Tunisia shortened its curfew after three consecutive days without any new coronavirus cases as government relaxes a general lockdown. The North African democracy imposed the...

Coronavirus could trigger flow of asylum seekers

The coronavirus lockdown cut the number of asylum seekers reaching Europe, but the pandemic could trigger more arrivals in future if it worsens turmoil...

Lesotho deploys more soldiers to boost border control

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Lesotho has beefed up border security with the deployment of more soldiers to control illegal crossing into the country. There were already some 1 000...

ISS: How Africa can reduce COVID-19’s impact on displaced persons

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Africa’s 25.2 million refugees, asylum seekers and internally displaced persons are some of the most vulnerable groups to COVID-19. They are hosted in areas...

Coronavirus limits migrant options in Libya

After several failed crossings from Libya to Italy and a long spell in detention, Nigerian migrant Olu had pinned hopes on being evacuated from...

South African prisoner release

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa granted thousands of low risk prisoners parole to help curb the spread of coronavirus in correctional facilities. Around 19 000...

ISS: Gender-based violence during lockdown – looking for answers

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The COVID-19 crisis and social distancing measures have caused deep concerns about their impact on women in abusive relationships. Numerous articles in the South...

Denel fails to pay pension contribution, taxes

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State-owned defence firm Denel is unable to make payments to its employee pension fund or meet some of its tax obligations as it struggles...

China provides additional Covid-19 medical advice to South African military

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As a sign of increasing military and civilian cooperation between the two countries, a military medical teleconference between the South African National Defence Force...

Airbus deliveries plummet

Airbus deliveries dropped 80% to 14 aircraft in April, compared with a year earlier, as operations were hit by the coronavirus crisis, company data...

Poor first quarter results for Leonardo

Italian defence group Leonardo warns the coronavirus outbreak will have a bigger impact in the second quarter, after reporting a net loss in the...

Paramount donates 1 000 facial masks to SANDF

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Paramount Group has donated 1 000 facial masks to the South Africa National Defence Force (SANDF) in their continued effort to provide personal protective...

ISS: For pandemics and policing, evidence matters in times of crisis

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South African police were fighting an epidemic long before the COVID-19 crisis began to ravage the world. Persistently high levels of crime and violence...

Coronavirus aid aircraft crashes in Somalia

An aircraft carrying supplies for the fight against coronavirus crashed in Somalia killing all six people on board, the Somali transport minister said. He declined...

Cyber-intel firms pitch governments on spy tools to trace coronavirus

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When law enforcement agencies want to gather evidence locked inside an iPhone, they often turn to hacking software from the Israeli firm Cellebrite. By...

Concerns about coronavirus secrecy in Tanzania

Tanzania released its latest update on coronavirus infections after four days of silence from officials on Wednesday, drawing opposition criticism that the government is...

Riots at Sierra Leone prison in wake of coronavirus confirmation

Smoke billowed from the central prison in Sierra Leone’s capital and gunfire was heard after a riot following confirmation of a coronavirus case. Inmates at...

SANDF assists police in Mbekweni, Paarl East

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has assisted the South African Police Service (SAPS) with the enforcement of the Disaster Management Act in...

Members of Marievale Military Base donate food parcels to local community

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Members of the Marievale Military Base donated food parcels to the Community of Happiness Village on 27 April in Commemoration of Freedom Day 2020. The...

Call for humanitarian truce in Libya

The foreign ministers of Germany, France and Italy and the top EU diplomat made a joint call for a humanitarian truce in Libya, saying...

Coronavirus puts Airbus survival at stake

European aircraft manufacturer Airbus gave its starkest assessment yet of damage from the coronavirus crisis, telling the company’s 135, 00 employees to brace for...

SANDF welcomes Cuban health professionals to South Africa

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has welcomed a team of more than 200 Cuban doctors who arrived at Waterkloof Air Force Base...

Denel employees return safely from Spain

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Four Denel employees, who have been working on a project based in Seville, Spain, have safely returned to South Africa. Denel spokesperson Pam Malinda said...

US Air Forces Africa delivers medical supplies to Ghana

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The US Air Force’s 86th Airlift Wing delivered medical supplies to the government of Ghana on 24 April to help support the country’s COVID-19...

Will coronavirus surveillance outlast the pandemic?

From facial recognition to phone tracking, authorities rolled out a range of surveillance tools to trace infections and enforce quarantines during the coronavirus outbreak. The...

Fear of coronavirus haunts crowded Egyptian jails

A year ago medical student Mohamed Amashah stood on Cairo’s Tahrir Square with a sign reading “Freedom for prisoners”. He was detained. Now awaiting trial...

Soldiers employed, not deployed, on coronavirus duty

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As public noise around the use of the military to bring the coronavirus pandemic under control escalates, it is wise to heed the words...

SAMHS launches mass coronavirus screening and testing campaign

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The SA Military Health Service (SAMHS) launched a mass COVID-19 coronavirus screening and testing campaign for the military community as part of measures to...

Moroccan prison is coronavirus hotspot

Sixty-eight people, mostly staff, have come down with coronavirus at a prison in southern Moroccan city Ouarzazate, prison authorities said, without reporting any deaths. Earlier...

Nigeria chief judge asked to release prisoners

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari asked the chief judge to free prison inmates awaiting trial for six years or more to ease overcrowding as novel...

Battered consumer confidence will slow airlines recovery

Faltering consumer confidence will slow the recovery of air travel when coronavirus restrictions end, the sector’s main global body warned, citing bleak new survey...

Extra military deployment of 73 000 for coronavirus campaign

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“An additional 73 180 SA National Defence Force (SANDF) personnel” are to be deployed to help combat the coronavirus pandemic, President Cyril Ramaphosa this...