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France G5 meeting postponed

French President Emmanuel Macron and Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou agreed to postpone to early 2020 of a meeting of Sahelian country leaders due to...

Denel lauds its artillery after long-range firings

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Denel has praised the performance of its artillery systems after a demonstration at Alkantpan last week saw its G6 self-propelled howitzer fire out to...

G5-Sahel force five years on

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The five-year-old force working to stabilise Africa’s Sahel shows potential, but needs international support to reach full operational capacity, a senior UN peacekeeping official...

Saving the Sahel

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Thick, black smoke spewed into the sky above the city of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, in March 2018, evidence that radical jihadists again had attacked...

New commander for West African anti-jihadist force

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A West African military force tasked with countering Islamist militants replaced its commander after a deadly attack on its headquarters last month,...

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...

Healthy profit for Denel Land Systems

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Denel Land Systems' profits increased from R139 million in 2015/16 to R174 million for 2016/17 on the back of a number of...

Sahel coalition looking for victories by mid-2018

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A French-backed West African military force to tackle Islamist militants must secure its first victories by the middle of 2018 to prove...

Saudi Arabian pledge to new Sahel military force

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Saudi Arabia pledged $100 million (£74.2 million) to a new regional military force battling jihadist groups in West Africa's Sahel region, force...

US invited to G5 Sahel summit in Paris

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French President Emmanuel Macron fears Islamist militants scored military and symbolic victories in West Africa while a regional military force struggles to...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...