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No Exercise Oxide this year

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The coronavirus pandemic has put paid to one of the SA Navy’s regular exercises for this year following last year’s Exercise Oxide “postponed by...

US Africa Command leaders discuss partnership with French military

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US military Africa Command leaders have visited with French Chief of the Defence Staff, General Francois Lecointre, and other French senior officials to discuss...

Airbus warns of lay-offs

Airbus stepped up warnings of compulsory lay-offs as air travel fails to recover as expected from the coronavirus crisis, putting itself on a potential...

Airbus deliveries slip in August

Airbus deliveries slipped in August, slowing recovery from the coronavirus demand meltdown, but the European planemaker remained ahead of its beleaguered US rival Boeing...

France says its military operation Barkhane will continue in Mali

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France will pursue its military operations in Mali against Islamic fighters despite the ousting of the country’s president two days ago by a coup,...

French C-130J takes over from C-160 in Niger

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The French Air Force is replacing its C-160 Transall aircraft in Niger with C-130J Super Hercules ahead of the Transall’s retirement. On 31 July, a...

France helps hunt for killers of aid workers in Niger

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Soldiers from France and Niger combed a giraffe reserve and surrounding areas on Monday for signs of the gunmen who killed six French aid...

French soldier killed in Mali combat operations – Elysee

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A French soldier was killed in Mali on Thursday morning after combat operations against militants, President Emmanuel Macron’s office said. “This soldier ... was killed...

Takuba task force officially launched

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France and its partners have officially launched the Takuba task force, made up of European special forces that will fight terrorist groups in the...

France, Germany, Italy threaten sanctions over arms for Libya

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The leaders of France, Germany and Italy on Saturday threatened for the first time to use sanctions against countries that continued to violate a...

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Question for Public Works and Infrastructure Minister uses defenceWeb information

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Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille’s R37 million Beit Bridge fence upgrade as part of government efforts to prevent the spread of...