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Egypt the largest recipient for French military hardware in Africa

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Egypt has continued to be France’s leading military customer on the African continent, according to defence export statistics released earlier this month. Orders for defence...

France seeks Libya ceasefire

France’s President Emmanuel Macron called for a ceasefire in the month-long battle for Tripoli after fighting hit a migrant detention centre. Foreign powers are aghast...

SA Navy minesweeper exercises with French naval vessels

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The South African Navy’s minesweeper SAS Umzimkulu carried out exercises with the French frigate La Fayette and landing helicopter dock Tonnerre as they sailed...

French amphibious task force takes a breather in the Cape

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French task force “Jeanne d'Arc” 2019, a five month operational deployment of a two-vessel amphibious battle group, arrived in Cape Town on the morning...

France blocks EU call to stop Haftar’s offensive in Libya

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France on Wednesday blocked a European Union statement calling on Khalifa Haftar to halt his eastern forces’ offensive in Libya, diplomatic sources said, in...

Researchers appointed to investigate French role in Rwanda genocide

President Emmanuel Macron appointed researchers to carry out a two-year investigation into the role of the French army in the Rwandan genocide still a...

French naval assets now in Mozambique

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The French Navy’s amphibious helicopter carrier Tonnerre and surveillance frigate Nivose have arrived in Mozambique where they are providing humanitarian assistance. Tonnerre left Mayotte on...

Algeria getting ready to receive third FPB 98 patrol boat

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France’s Ocea has finished the construction of a third FPB 98 patrol boat for the Algerian Navy, which was seen at Saint Nazaire on...

France sending humanitarian assistance to Mozambique

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French military forces in the southern Indian Ocean are mobilising to send humanitarian assistance to Mozambique in the wake of Cyclone Idai. The French defence...

SA and French space agencies sign space cooperation agreement

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The French national space agency (CNES) and the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) have signed an agreement outlining future space cooperation between the...

SA defence industry’s poor relation status must change

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More proof – if needed – that the South African defence industry is the poor relation in the national industrial sector comes from the...