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France pulls vessel from West Coast maritime security mission due to...

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The French Navy has suspended its Mission Corymbe off West Africa due to the COVID-19 coronavirus, and withdrawn a vessel from the area. The patrol...

French-led Operation Monclar sees success in the Sahel

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French, Malian, Burkinabe and Nigerien soldiers took part in a joint counter-terrorism operation in the Sahel earlier this month involving several thousand troops. As part...

France and its allies officially establish Takuba force in the Sahel

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France and several of its European and African allies officially formed the Takuba Task Force on Friday, made up of European special forces that...

French Navy to deploy Mistral class LHDs to fight coronavirus in...

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The French Navy will deploy the Mistral class landing helicopter dock (LHD) vessels Mistral and Dixmude to Reunion and the Caribbean to help with...

Eurosatory 2020 cancelled

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The COVID-19 coronavirus has claimed yet another defence show, with the Eurosatory exhibition in France cancelled this year. It will next take place in...

Norway will not send troops to Mali

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The Norwegian government has told French authorities that Norway will not send troops to the French-led Task Force Takuba in Mali. Norway, along with several...

Mali militants say they are open to talks if foreign troops...

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Al Qaeda-linked militants have said they will only attend peace talks with Mali’s government if it expels French and United Nations forces. There was no...

France says Mali envoy is spreading fake news over its troops

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France accused Mali’s ambassador on Thursday of spreading false accusations against its soldiers that could play into the hands of Islamist militants at a...

Airbus to cut defence jobs

The defence business of Airbus laid out plans to cut more than 2 300 jobs, citing a flat space market and postponed defence contracts....

Morocco receives Harfang UAVs from France

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Morocco’s military has apparently taken delivery of three Harfang (Heron) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), a number of years after expressing interest in acquiring them...

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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...