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Casualties, arrests in Egyptian Sinai operation

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Egypt's military and police forces killed 19 militants in an exchange of gunfire and arrested 20 suspects in a continuing crackdown in...

UAE extends military reach in Somalia and Yemen

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Military transport aircraft from the United Arab Emirates landed on the sleepy Yemeni island Socotra last week, unloading tanks and troops as...

Helicopter displays, military re-enactments at Voortrekker Monument military fair

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The May public holiday has become synonymous with what is Gauteng's biggest military and history fair and this year is no different. Tuesday,...

Sinai campaign not stopping food, medicine supplies – Egypt

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An Egyptian military campaign to defeat Islamic State militants in northern Sinai Peninsula is choking essential food and medical supplies to residents...

Somalia stops UAE military training programme

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Somalia disbanded a United Arab Emirates programme to train troops in a fresh sign that a dispute in the Gulf involving Qatar...

Military court refers 36 defendants to religious authority for death penalty

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A military court referred 36 defendants accused of taking part in deadly church bombings to Egypt's top religious authority for consideration of...

US Djibouti exercise cancelled

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The US military cancelled a training exercise off the coast of Djibouti and put air operations from the country on hold after...

US troops in Ghana will bolster regional peace

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Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo defended his government's approval of expanded military co-operation with the United States, saying it would enhance peace efforts...

Ghanaians protest against US defence co-operation

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Thousands of people protested in Ghana's capital Accra against expansion of defence co- operation with the United States, a rare public display...

Ghana votes in favour of hosting US military

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Ghana's parliament ratified a deal granting "unimpeded" access to the United States to deploy troops and military equipment in the West African...

US to probe China military footprint in Africa

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US House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes said his committee will investigate China's efforts to gain military and economic power in Africa....

Military Veterinary Institute provides animal care on a shoestring budget

The role animals have in modern militaries is important and acknowledgement of this comes in the form of the SA Military Health...

Somali military base targeted by suicide car bomb

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A suicide car bomb rammed into a Somali military base north-west of Mogadishu on Friday, a police official said. "A suicide car...

Pledges worth half a billion dollars for Sahel military operation

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International donors raised half a billion dollars for a multi-national military operation in West Africa's Sahel region, the EU's top diplomat said,...

US suspending Somali military aid over corruption concerns

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The United States is suspending food and fuel aid for most of Somalia's armed forces over corruption concerns, a blow as African...

Sisulu still beating the drum for military veterans

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Minister of Human Settlements Lindiwe Sisulu wants South Africa to allocate at least 30% of houses being built nationally to be allocated...

Military takes over in Zimbabwe

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Zimbabwe's military seized power early on Wednesday targeting "criminals" around President Robert Mugabe but gave assurances on national television the 93-year-old leader...

Uganda president boosts military unit

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When Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni returned to his home region to host an Independence Day party last month, uniformed security outnumbered the...

South Sudan military commander defects

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A South Sudanese military commander has defected with more than 200 soldiers to the country's largest rebel group, amid a showdown between...

South Africa’s self-protection requirement

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Previous articles considered South Africa's self-protection: protecting our borders, maritime zones and air space, our vital infrastructure and our vital external interests...

Top Somali military men resign

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Two of Somalia's highest-ranking military officials resigned, state outlets said, in moves that could deal a blow to the war-torn Horn of...

Niger Delta military exercise unnecessary

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A military exercise in Nigeria's restive southern Niger Delta oil production hub is unnecessary and government should focus on economic development, an...

Turkey opens military base in Mogadishu

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Turkey opened its biggest overseas military base at the weekend in Somalia's capital cementing ties with the volatile but strategic Muslim nation...

Twelve dead in DR Congo military plane crash

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A military cargo plane crashed in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kinshasa killing 12 crew members, the defence minister said. "I confirm...

Al Shabaab attack Somali military base

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Al Shabaab fighters killed at least 15 soldiers in an attack on a military base near Mogadishu, the militant group and Somali...

Al Shabaab attacks Somali military base

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Al Shabaab militants attacked a military base near Somalia's southern port city Kismayu, a Somali army officer said, adding he did not...

Sudan invited to US/Egyptian military exercises

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Sudan has received an invitation to US/Egyptian military training exercises in October, the first in nearly three decades, its Defence Ministry said....

Military nursing ranks boosted by 70 plus

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A graduation ceremony this month in Unisa's ZK Matthews Hall added more than 70 qualified nurses of both sexes to those already...

Cameroon military boat sinks – more than 30 missing

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More than 30 people are missing after a boat belonging to an elite Cameroonian military unit sank off the coast, the president's...

Ivory Coast military bases attacked

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Gunmen attacked military bases in Ivory Coast's main city of Abidjan and the northern city of Korhogo on Saturday, but were repulsed,...

South Africa’s deputy military ombud in Burundi for continental conflict prevention...

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Just over a month into her position as South African deputy military ombud Advocate Rendani Marivate finds herself leading a delegation to...

Navy MSD volunteers make it through basic training

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Speaking at a "graduation parade" for military skills development volunteers. SA Navy Chief Vice Admiral Mosiwa Hlongwane pointed out the six months...

Top French military delegation visits South Africa

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France's ambassador to South Africa, H.E. Christophe Farnaud, hosted a reception at his Pretoria residence in honour of a visit to South...

Algerian military patrol attacked

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Gunmen attacked an Algerian military patrol south of the capital, wounding four gendarmes the ministry of defence said, in an attack later...

Ivory Coast military mutiny over

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Renegade troops in Ivory Coast accepted a government proposal on bonuses and returned to barracks, ending a mutiny that closed businesses, shut...

Graft undermines Nigerian military’s fight against Boko Haram – report

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Military corruption is weakening Nigeria's efforts to battle the Islamist insurgency of Boko Haram, according to watchdog Transparency International. Its report underlines the...

Mapisa-Nqakula on military veterans at the National Council of Provinces

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According to Defence and Military Veterans Minister, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, the military veterans' database is the baseline for determining beneficiaries in the Department...

World military spending: increases in the US and Europe, decreases in...

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Total world military expenditure rose to $1 686 billion in 2016, an increase of 0.4% in real terms from 2015, according to...

Military Ombud signs MOU with Public Service Commission

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The office of the Military Ombud has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Public Service Commission (PSC). The MOU will,...

Military veterans rate a mention in Presidency statement on achievements, but...

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The delivery of some benefits government has approved for military veterans increased in the just completed financial year, according to a statement...

Deputy Military Ombud appointed

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A 20 year SA National Defence Force (SANDF) legal veteran has been named as the country's deputy Military Ombud. Rear Admiral (JG) Rendani...

More authority for US military to attack Somali militants

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The White House has granted the US military broader authority to carry out strikes in Somalia against al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab militants,...

Chinese finance to build Zambian military housing

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A Chinese bank will help finance the construction of 2,000 houses for Zambian military personnel who are critically short of accommodation, president...

Zimbabwe military faces major funding gaps

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Zimbabwe's economic crisis has compromised the effectiveness of its military with some of its aged aircraft out of service, soldiers' food rations...

Uganda rules out military intervention in South Sudan

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Imposing an external "trusteeship" government on South Sudan to try to end a three-year ethnic civil war and potential genocide in the...

Maphatsoe meets Military Ombud

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The man at the helm of military veterans' affairs in South Africa this week met with the country's military ombudsman to cement...

Gambian military chief pledges support to president-elect Barrow

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The head of Gambia's army pledged allegiance to President-elect Adama Barrow in a phone call, Barrow's spokeswoman said, in a key sign...

China to boost military ties with Djibouti

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China will boost military ties with Djibouti, strategically located in the Horn of Africa, state media quoted a senior Chinese army officer...

SA Military Ombud reports no progress on DRC sexual assault allegations

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The office South Africa's military Ombud, headed by retired SA Army general Temba Matanzima, has been operational for four years and is...

South Africa successfully hosts first international conference on military law

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Practitioners of military law in South Africa gathered in Pretoria alongside colleagues from other countries for the first international conference on military...