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U.N. states overcome impasse to pass peacekeeping budget

A U.N. General Assembly committee approved on Thursday a new troop-reimbursement rate for countries contributing nearly 100,000 peacekeepers to 16 missions, overcoming...

SA hosts UN course

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

Canada donates SA four Land Cruisers for peace training

Canada has donated four Toyota Land Cruisers to the South African National Defence Force's Peace Mission Training Centre...

China’s emergence in peacekeeping a major boost to UN capabilities: SIPRI

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) says the international community should encourage and support China's current drive to dramatically increase its...

Whereto for defence in 2010?

A happy and prosperous 2010 to all our readers. Allow me the trite observation that this will be a busy year for us,...


SANDF missing the communication target

Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...