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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...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...