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SADC conducts military health exercise

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Joint Standing Committee on Defence shows short memory span

Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) publicly acknowledged the “exceptional leadership” of outgoing SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief General Solly Shoke last...