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Counter-terrorism in Africa: resetting a result-based approach under President Biden?

It is of course a bit early to predict the course of action the new US Administration is going to adopt regarding Africa in...

France rules out immediate troop cuts in Sahel, Chad deploys reinforcements

French President Emmanuel Macron ruled out an immediate reduction of French troops battling Islamist militants in the Sahel region of West Africa on Tuesday,...

ISS: G5 Sahel: N’Djamena summit should redefine France-Sahel cooperation

As the security crisis persists, public opinion on both sides is showing signs of rising impatience. Operation Barkhane has never been this unpopular. A poll...

Chad reinforces troops against militants in Sahel as France mulls changes

Chad will deploy some 1 000 troops to the tri-border region of Niger, Burkina Faso and Mali to reinforce national armies that, backed by...

US, French forces conduct joint artillery training

US Army Soldiers assigned to the East Africa Response Force (EARF) in support of the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) and French...

French defence minister meets Malian counterpart

France’s defence minister Florence Parly has met with her Malian counterpart Sadio Camara to discuss the political transition in the North African country. Parly met...

Jihadist attacks repelled in Mali

Two of the Malian military’s outposts near Burkina Faso have been attacked by jihadists, but repelled with French help. The French Ministry of Defence said...

French frigate Nivose seizes half a ton of drugs off Mozambique

The French frigate Nivose has seized 444 kg of methamphetamine and heroin valued at more than 40 million euros off the coast of Mozambique. This...

France hands over ERC-90 armoured vehicles to Chad

France has delivered nine ERC-90 6x6 armoured vehicles to Chad’s military to bolster peacekeeping operations and help it in the fight against terrorism. The French...

Macron opens door to France pulling some troops out of Sahel

President Emmanuel Macron opened the door on Tuesday to withdrawing some troops from Africa’s Sahel region, saying France could “adjust” its operations after successes...


Are SANDF communicators losing the plot?

Apart from somewhat poor communication with its various external audiences, there also appears to be a lack of communication internally at the SA National...