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Ramaphosa lifts national state of disaster

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Over two years of government imposed regulatory measures to combat the spread of COVID-19 in South Africa ended on Monday when President Cyril Ramaphosa...

Military medics watching over COVID-19-infected Ramaphosa

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SA Military Health Service (SAMHS) personnel are monitoring President Cyril Ramaphosa and treating him for “mild COVID-19 symptoms” in Cape Town. A statement confirming South...

Democracies that fail to act on climate change face ‘existential’ threat

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Climate change poses “an existential challenge” for democratic governments and could lead to more authoritarian rule if efforts to curb global warming founder, fueling...

ISS: Africa’s rise in protests is about more than macroeconomics

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Like the rest of the world, the continent has seen public discontent growing even as wealth has improved. Public discontent, defined as the collective feeling...

China vaunts air power, civil growth at Zhuhai show

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China touted its expanding military air power and hopes of capturing a growing share of its civil aviation market for domestic producers at a...

Cyber crime spreads in Australia as COVID-19 pushes more people online

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Australia reported on Wednesday a 13% jump in cyber crime in the past year, with about one incident in four targeting critical infrastructure and...

Former Chad strongman Habre, convicted of war crimes, dies of COVID-19...

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Hissene Habre, the former strongman president of Chad and security ally of the West during the Cold War who was later jailed for war...

1 Military Hospital ICU nurses cheer up COVID-19 patients with dance...

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ICU nurses from 1 Military Hospital’s COVID-19 ward, donning scrubs and PPE equipment, did the “#ItAin’tMeDanceChallenge” to cheer up their patients. Set to the...

US’s Blinken urges Tunisia to return to ‘democratic path’

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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday said he had urged Tunisia’s president to take action that would return the country “to the...

RDM and Clicks in vaccination drive

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Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) has collaborated with the Clicks Group Outreach Programme in order to facilitate and rollout the COVID-19 vaccination for RDM’s employees...

AFB Waterkloof vaccination site handles up to 500 personnel daily

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The SA Military Health Service (SAMHS) sickbay at AFB Waterkloof in Centurion serves a portion of the largest military community in Gauteng. Proof of...

Tanzania arrests leader of main opposition party

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Tanzania’s main opposition party said on Wednesday its leader had been arrested with ten other party figures, in what it called proof that President...

South Korea military suffers worst COVID-19 outbreak aboard anti-piracy ship off...

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South Korea's military has recorded its biggest cluster of COVID-19 infections to date, with more than 80% of personnel aboard a destroyer on anti-piracy...

Violent riots affects vaccine rollout, distribution of chronic meds

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While the COVID-19 vaccination programme is continuing across most provinces, the National Health Department said the rollout of the lifesaving vaccine has been impacted...

COVID-19 inoculations for SANDF start tomorrow

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Waterkloof military medical centre is one of 16 SA National Defence Force (SANDF) vaccination sites nationally that will officially open for “business” tomorrow (Thursday,...

ISS: Boko Haram and COVID-19: Lake Chad Basin’s war on two...

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Together with ongoing insecurity and humanitarian crises, the region faces vaccine shortages, hesitancy and fake doses. For those living in Boko Haram-affected areas of the...

SAMHS readying medical task group for Gauteng COVID-19 onslaught

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The SA Military Health Service (SAMHS) has assembled a 60-strong multi-disciplinary medical task group (MTG) in response to last week’s call by the acting...

Recession and violence among COVID side effects in Africa, report finds

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Much of Africa may have been spared the death toll that COVID-19 brought to other regions, but it now faces recession, growing violence and...

ISS: A dangerous road home for Horn of Africa migrants

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COVID-19 is a key factor forcing migrants travelling to Saudi Arabia to make risky journeys home from Yemen. Migrants are returning for three main reasons:...

South Africa to close ten diplomatic missions abroad

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The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) says it has taken the hard but necessary decision to shut down ten diplomatic missions abroad. According...

Reduced losses but continued pain for airline industry in 2021 –...

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) expects net airline industry losses of $47.7 billion in 2021. This is an improvement on the estimated net...

National State of Disaster extended to 15 May

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Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) Minister, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, has gazetted the extension of the National State of Disaster on COVID-19 until 15...

Conflict and COVID-19 drive hunger to record levels in Congo

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A record 27.3 million people in Democratic Republic of Congo, or about one-third of its population, are suffering from acute hunger, largely because of...
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Suez Canal suspends traffic as ship stuck like ‘beached whale’

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A container ship blocking the Suez Canal like a “beached whale” created a new setback for global trade on Thursday as officials stopped all...

Companies need to prepare for more political disturbances and violence, analysts...

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A significant increase in the number of riots, demonstrations and vandalism, as terrorism events decline, means civil unrest is now the main political risk...

Airlines face headache over ‘use-by’ date on some jet parts as...

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Airlines with planes idled by the pandemic are cutting costs by delaying some maintenance tasks like changing life vests, testing oxygen bottles and checking...

ISS: Fake COVID-19 vaccines seized in SA just the start for...

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The lucrative market is the latest in a burgeoning counterfeit medicines trade run by organised crime networks. New posters have popped up on the streets...

Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine briefly detained while leading protests

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a Uganda’s opposition leader Bobi Wine was briefly detained on Monday as he led an anti-government demonstration in the capital, his latest effort to reject...

Triple C threat facing Mozambique

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Conflict, COVID-19 and climate change are, according to the UN Secretary-General, the triple threat currently faced by South Africa’s eastern neighbour. The conflict component of...

Wildlife protections, especially in Africa, cut sharply during pandemic -IUCN conservation...

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The COVID-19 pandemic is undermining nature conservation efforts, cutting park and anti-poaching patrols in more than half of Africa’s protected sites, the International Union...

In revival of street movement, Algerians protest for second Friday

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Thousands of Algerians demonstrated against the political and military elite in cities across the country for a second successive Friday, as the United Nations...

Damen reaches out to Groote Schuur healthcare workers

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Damen Shipyard Cape Town’s (DSCT's) social and community responsibility initiative delivered 4 000 care packages to nursing staff at Cape Town’s Groote Schuur Hospital. The...

Tunisian power struggle risks street escalation

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A standoff over a cabinet reshuffle in Tunisia has accelerated a power struggle between the president, prime minister and parliament speaker that threatens to...

Insecurity, suspicion will mar vaccine rollout in Africa war zones

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Somali cattle herder Omar Hussein isn’t joining the global scramble for a COVID-19 vaccine - he’s not sure the jab will even reach his...

Banging pots, facing tear gas, Gabon citizens protest at COVID restrictions

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Residents of Gabon’s two major cities took to the streets banging pots and pans for second night on Thursday, in defiance of coronavirus curfew...

Police seize unregistered medicines at OR Tambo International Airport

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The South African Police Service (SAPS) this week seized unregistered medicines worth a market value of R126 million at the OR Tambo International Airport. The...

Thousands protest in Algeria, hoping to rekindle mass demos

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Thousands of people demonstrated on Tuesday in the Algerian town of Kherrata to voice support for the Hirak protest movement that ousted Algeria’s veteran...

Pandemic woes seen swelling global ranks of child soldiers

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More children could be pushed into joining armed groups in conflict zones as families face increasing poverty due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a top...

ISS: Refugee pressure rises as funding dwindles

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Africa has the greatest resettlement needs worldwide, but in 2020 the lowest number of refugees in nearly two decades was accommodated. Refugee resettlements in 2020...

Rolls-Royce plans two-week shutdown of civil aerospace business

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Britain’s Rolls-Royce said on Sunday it is proposing a two week operational shutdown of its civil aerospace unit over the summer as it manages...

COVID-19 hasn’t beached the Navy

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The SA Navy (SAN) maintains the COVID-19 pandemic has had “minimal” impact on naval operations and personnel with the fleet “able to deploy as...

Nigeria repatriates hundreds of migrants from Saudi Arabia

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Nigeria evacuated hundreds of its citizens from Saudi Arabia on Thursday after they overstayed their visas and were left stranded, two Reuters witnesses said. The...

SANDF defends acquisition of interferon drug from Cuba

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has issued a statement defending its controversial acquisition of Heberon, meant to treat COVID-19, from Cuba, following...

Police saluted for COVID-19 fight commitment

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Police Minister General Bheki Cele has saluted police officers who continue to put their lives on the line each day as the country battles...

Soldiers enforce lockdown regulations in Cape Winelands

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With four days to go before the “employment” of soldiers in Western Cape on anti-COVID-19 duties ends, military helicopters, camouflage uniforms and assault rifles...

ISS: Uganda’s illegal wildlife traders undeterred by COVID-19 restrictions

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Asia’s massive appetite for Africa’s wildlife has sustained a profitable international smuggling business, despite lockdowns. Measures to help curb the spread of COVID-19 in Uganda...

SAMHS integral to Op Notlela

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With the first anniversary of South Africa’s COVID-19-induced national state of disaster looming, it should be remembered the SA National Defence Force (SANDF), in...

SANDF refutes claims it inadvertently destroyed Cuban COVID-19 drug

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has refuted reports that it inadvertently destroyed COVID-19 medication from Cuba by leaving fridge doors open, but...

The Past Week in Defence #33 (5 December – 11 December...

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In this week’s edition, on the continent, Egypt unveils the Temsah 4 Armoured Personnel Carrier, Senegal is to receive more Epsilon trainers from France,...

ISS: Dialogue could have averted COVID-19 border chaos

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High-level talks and use of SADC guidelines on the pandemic should have been used to prevent a crisis. The festive season was marked by dramatic scenes of...

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