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Dutch “blood timber” businessman arrested in South Africa

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A Dutch businessman convicted in April of selling weapons to ex-Liberian president and warlord Charles Taylor was arrested in South Africa on...

Dutch defence minister resigns over Mali deaths

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Dutch caretaker Defence Minister Jeanine Hennis is resigning after a report highlighted serious failures by her department during a United Nations peacekeeping...

Dutch to withdraw seven ‘essential’ helicopters from Mali

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Dutch forces are preparing to withdraw seven "essential" helicopters from the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Mali, with no clarity yet on how...

Two Dutch soldiers killed in Mali peacekeeping accident

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Two Dutch soldiers were killed and another seriously injured during a training exercise in Mali on Wednesday afternoon, the latest casualties in...

Netherlands sends attrition replacement Apache to Mali

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The Royal Netherlands Air Force on 27 May sent a single AH-64D Apache attack helicopter to Mali to replace the one that...

Dutch Apaches strike Mali rebels

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Dutch AH-64 Apache attack helicopters with the United Nations carried out air strikes on Tuareg rebel forces in northern Mali on Tuesday,...

Dutch special forces in Mali tackle changing threat: minister

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Dutch troops have joined a U.N. peacekeeping mission in Mali to meet a growing security threat from the region to the Netherlands,...

Dutch Apaches arriving in Mali

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The first two Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) AH-64D Apaches have arrived in Mali where they are contributing to the UN Multidimensional...

Kidnappers in Nigeria’s Delta release 3 Dutch nationals

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Kidnappers in Nigeria's Niger Delta region released three Dutch nationals held since May 4, Anka Mustapha, a spokesman for Bayelsa state's Joint...

Dutch Navy using ScanEagle for anti-piracy operations

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The Royal Netherlands Navy has started using ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicles for anti-piracy operations in the Indian Ocean. On August 8 a ScanEagle...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...