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Mapisa-Nqakula – not the best but not the worst defence minister

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The departure of Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula as Defence and Military Veterans Minister is a welcome change and the appointment of ANC heavyweight Thandi Modise bodes...

Burkina Faso president takes on defence role amid security crisis

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Burkina Faso's president Roch Kabore has taken over the role of defence minister in a cabinet reshuffle aimed at stopping a wave of jihadist...

Ethiopia PM fires defence minister, a one-time ally, in major reshuffle

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Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Tuesday replaced the defence minister, his former ally Lemma Megersa, as part of a reshuffle ahead of elections in...

Sudan defence minister dies

Sudan’s minister of defence, Lieutenant General Jamaleldin Omar, died of a heart attack in South Sudan, where he was taking part in peace negotiations...

Defence Ministers opening address to Defence Attachés Conference

Defence Ministers opening address to Defence Attachés Conference

Vietnam and South Africa continue to foster defence policy dialogue

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Vietnam and South Africa agree to maintain defence policy dialogue as they consider it to be an important mechanism in promoting the two countries’...

Mapisa-Nqakula stays on as Defence Minister

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Re-appointed defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula is well on the way to becoming the longest serving minister in this post since 1994. She...

New Defence and Military Veterans Minister?

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Indications are South Africa will have a new Minister of Defence and Military Veterans following the 8 May national elections. The current incumbent, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula,...

US defence secretary looks to rebuild trust in Egypt visit

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US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis is optimistic about improving military ties with Egypt after talks in Cairo with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi,...

Malian defence minister fired

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Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has fired Defence Minister Tieman Hubert Coulibaly after suspected Islamist militants briefly seized the village of Boni...

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Misleading SANDF post removed after defenceWeb intervention

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One imagines at least a handful of the more than seven thousand followers of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) LinkedIn social media account...