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Egypt, Italy in talks on possible FREMM buy

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The Egyptian Navy is said to be close to purchasing a pair of European Multi-Purpose Frigate (FREMM) warships from Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri. On 4 February,...

Ocean Viking allowed to port in Italy

A charity ship carrying people rescued in the Mediterranean said it had permission to dock in Italy as European governments tried to agree where...

Embarrassing Italian foreign policy

Italy scrambled to salvage diplomatic credibility on Thursday after its bid to play a central role in resolving Libya’s long-running conflict derailed, revealing failures...

Italy grants migrant rescue ship access

Italian authorities agreed to grant the Open Arms ship port access to disembark 62 African migrants, the founder of the Spanish rescue mission said. ...

Leonardo investing in solar-powered drones

Italian defence and aerospace group Leonardo invested in a company developing solar-powered drones potentially capable of unlimited flight with no refuelling. The drone, expected...

Tribute paid to Italian POWs at Zonderwater

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A memorial to the prisoners of war (POWs) held at Zonderwater outside Pretoria during World War II was held over the weekend. Zonderwater was the...

Charity rescue ship can dock in Italy

Italy will allow a French charity rescue ship to disembark 104 migrants after the vessel spent 11 days at sea waiting for authorisation to...

Thirteen Med migrants drown

The Italian coastguard recovered the bodies of 13 women who died after a crowded migrant boat capsized in heavy weather as rescue boats approached...

Italy arrests three on suspicion of torture

Italian prosecutors ordered the arrest of three people suspected of torturing migrants in a Libyan detention centre. The men, a 22-year-old Guinean and two...

Spanish warship collects migrants in Italy

A Spanish warship collected 15 rescued migrants from an Italian port after transiting the Mediterranean to fetch the small group in a high-profile manoeuvre...

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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...