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SA hosts UN course

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South Africa is from today hosting the 14th United Nations Senior Mission Leaders Course (UNSMLC) for the first time. The course is...

SAAB to support AMISOM

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SAAB, the Swedish defence and security company with a significant South African presence, has won a two-year, US$5.5 million contract to support...

DefenceWeb media release: Peacekeeping Africa 2010

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Some have presented the conflict in Darfur, contentiously, as this century's first genocide. In February 2010 the United Nations reported that since...

Water scarcity causes anxiety, could trigger disorder, war

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Water scarcity, an increasing reality in Africa, causes societal anxiety over who gets what little is available – and who goes without...

SA peace mission in Burundi cost R1.8 billion

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South Africa's nine year peace mission in Burundi cost R1.8 billion (R1 848 100 000). That has emerged from an answer to...

World Cup, border patrol won’t affect peacekeeping: Sisulu

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Defence and Military Veterans minister Lindiwe Sisulu says the return of the South African National Defence Force to the country's borders as...

defenceWeb advertorial: Time for a peacekeeping think-in

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The kidnap last month of four South African police advisers to the hybrid United Nations/African Union peacekeeping force in Sudan's troubled Darfur,...

defenceWeb Media Release: Peacekeeping conference, May 25-6

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MEDIA RELEASE Peacekeeping Friday, April 30, 2010 PEACEKEEPING IN AFRICA 2010 The kidnap this month...

Book review: In a Bosnian Trench

In a Bosnian Trench is the powerful melancholy autobiography of Bosnian teenager Elvir Kulin, a boy a who stayed home in a...

Six reported killed in Somali capital fighting

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Islamist insurgents fired mortar bombs at the presidential palace in the Somali capital overnight, prompting return fire by troops that killed at...

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SA’s top soldier right on decline upon a decline in the SANDF

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South Africa’s senior soldier – SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief – General Rudzani Maphwanya has it spot on in that the decline upon...