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Nigeria police to stop using force on protesters

Nigeria police agreed to stop using force against protesters accusing them of brutality, the presidency said, a day after law enforcement officers shot at...

Excessive force used by Ugandan security forces concerning

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The United States is "gravely concerned" by reports of excessive force used by Uganda's security forces against lawmakers and journalists in Arua,...

SAAFA on Air Force Memorial maintenance

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The SA Air Force Association (SAAFA) points out it has been "very much a junior partner" in maintaining the Air Force...

Donor funding needed for G5 Sahel force

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appealed to donors to provide more predictable support to the G5 Sahel force fighting to contain West African...

Pledges worth half a billion dollars for Sahel military operation

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International donors raised half a billion dollars for a multi-national military operation in West Africa's Sahel region, the EU's top diplomat said,...

Short on boots and backing, West Africa force faces uphill battle

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Snipers from a new West African force lie prone on a rooftop in central Mali, scanning for Islamist militants who have infiltrated...

Lesotho waiting for SADC standby force

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There is currently no official word from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) on a proposed intervention in Lesotho, but indications are...

US urges restraint in DR Congo

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The US State Department has called on the Democratic Republic of Congo to protect civilians affected by violence in the country's east...

SADC approves contingent force for Lesotho

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The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has condemned the recent violence in Lesotho which saw General Khoantle Motsomotso, Commander of the mountain...

US wary of push for West African anti-terror force

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The United States is wary of a French push for the UN Security Council to authorise a West African force to combat...

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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...