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Yemeni parade attacked by Houthi drones

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Houthi drones attacked a Yemeni government military parade in Lahaj province, killing several people, Saudi and Houthi media reported. The parade inside a military...

Small US military contingent sent to Gabon

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President Donald Trump said US military personnel had deployed to Gabon in response to possible violent demonstrations in the Democratic Republic of Congo following...

New chief for Zambian armed forces

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Monday swore in Lieutenant General William Sikazwe as head of the armed forces, telling him at the ceremony to...

SADC conducts military health exercise

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Another part of preparation for the southern African regional bloc to take command of the African Standby Force (ASF) was recently completed...

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...

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...

Morocco reinstates compulsory military service

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Morocco's ministerial council approved a draft law reinstating compulsory military service for young men and women for the first time since 2006,...

Russia to sign accord with CAR

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Russia and the Central African Republic will sign an agreement on military co-operation, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu was quoted by Interfax...

Military Ombud success rate is 80% plus dealing with SANDF complaints

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The South African Military Ombud is currently taking its services to provinces where it will no doubt emphasise the success rate achieved...

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