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South Africa hosting international armed forces ombud conference

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The 10th International Conference Ombud Institutions for the Armed Forces conference is underway at the Emperor's Palace in Gauteng. Hosted by the...

Russia’s Africa military deals

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Russia signed at least 19 military co-operation deals with governments in sub-Saharan Africa since 2014, when it came under Western sanctions for...

Feature: A pathway to professionalism

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For African countries, improving the security outlook does not require better weapons or larger defense budgets. Instead, the precarious balance of national...

US military dependent on foreign countries, including China

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A Pentagon-led review ordered by President Donald Trump identified hundreds of instances where the US military depends on foreign countries, especially China,...

Sierra Leone military truck crash leaves 13 dead

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Thirteen people were killed and at least 30 injured when a military transport truck flipped over on a major road in the...

Nigerian military struggling against Islamic State

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Islamist militants have killed hundreds of soldiers in attacks in north-eastern Nigeria in recent weeks, security and military sources say, forcing a...

Department of Military Veterans faces challenges to meet education benefits

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The Department of Military Veterans (DMV) is, according to acting director retired general Derrick Mgwebi, looking at solutions to ensure it can...

Museveni warns against interference as US military cuts loom

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Uganda President Yoweri Museveni warned against foreign interference in the country's politics days after an opposition call for the United States to...

Base attack leaves 30 Nigerian soldiers dead

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Islamist militants killed up to 30 soldiers in an attack on a military base in north-east Nigeria, security sources said, one of...

Military helicopter crashes in Ethiopia

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A military helicopter crashed in Ethiopia's Oromiya region on and all 18 aboard, including 15 soldiers, were killed state-affiliated news agency Fana...

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Raw deal for defence in SONA

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Last week’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) by President Cyril Ramaphosa, also Commander-in-Chief of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), sadly did...