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Transparency in sub-Saharan Africa military spending higher than expected – SIPRI

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The level of transparency in military spending in sub-Saharan Africa is greater than previously thought, according to a new report from the...

Egypt hosts Arab military exercises

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Armed forces and observers from eight Arab countries are converging on Egypt for exercises starting on Saturday, the Egyptian military said, a...

SADC/Russian Federation military co-operation agreement moving forward

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It's all systems go for the Southern African Development Community (SADC)/Russia military and technical co-operation agreement, with a high level meeting in...

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...

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SONA doesn’t do defence

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The SA National Defence Force (SANDF) was much in evidence ahead of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address (SONA). This high visibility did...