German government agrees to expand military mission in Mali

The German government on Wednesday approved plans to expand the country's military training mission in Mali, a government source said. Up to 600 troops will...

British Long Range Reconnaissance Group Completes Deterrence Operation in Mali

British troops have returned from a successful month-long operation to conducting deep reconnaissance and deterring terrorist groups in Mali. The Long Range Recce Group (Mali)...

UN says four peacekeepers killed in north Mali attack

The United Nations mission in Mali said on Friday that four peacekeepers were killed and several others injured in an attack on its base...

German military unit ready to deploy to Mali

Soldiers from the Bundeswehr’s 12th Panzer Brigade are ready to deploy to the United Nations mission in Mali (Minusma) next month after completing mission...

Mali coup has not stopped UN mission’s work

The UN is monitoring the situation in Mali where soldiers the President and some of his Cabinet ministers were arrested in a military coup earlier this week. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is following developments...

UK soldiers reach training milestone ahead of Mali deployment

United Kingdom troops deploying to the United Nations Peacekeeping operation in Mali have reached a significant training milestone in preparation for their mission, which...

Spanish Air Force sends a second C295 to Senegal

The Spanish Air Force has sent a second C295 aircraft to Dakar, Senegal, to support pace and security missions in the area. The aircraft left...

Portuguese Air Force C295 begins Mali operations

The Portuguese Air Force has sent a C295 cargo aircraft to the United Nations mission in Mali (Minusma) where it has taken over transport...

MINUSMA mandate extended for 12 months

The mandate of the UN mission in Mali has been extended to the end of June 2021 with a number of priority measures set...

Minusma seeking ISR aircraft

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali (Minusma) is opening a tender for fixed wing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft. According to the UN...


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...