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Ex-Nigeria rebels rethink amnesty with Yar’Adua away

The prolonged absence of Nigeria's president, who is in hospital overseas, has stalled a federal amnesty programme and forced former rebels to...

Chad uses airplanes in clash with rebels

Chadian armed forces called in air support during clashes with rebels in the east of the country, the first such fighting since...

Congo army retakes stronghold of western uprising

Government troops have retaken the stronghold of a local uprising in western Congo that has prompted around 145 000 people to flee...

East Africa becoming a crime cauldron: UN

Chaos in lawless Somalia is helping to transform East Africa into a major crime hub, with widespread trafficking in illegal drugs and...

Five Rwandan peacekeepers killed in Darfur

Five Rwandan peacekeepers have been shot dead and one wounded in Sudan's Darfur region, in separate incidents on Friday and Saturday, the...

CAR military recapture rebel-held town

Military officials in the Central African Republic say they have retaken a key northern town that was captured by rebels last week....

Yemeni forces deploy in Aden to curb separatists

Yemeni security forces spread out across the southern port city of Aden, clamping down on any display of secessionist sentiment on the...

Congo gunmen fire at UN helicopter

Gunmen involved in violent ethnic clashes in remote northern Democratic Republic of Congo fired on a United Nations helicopter, injuring five people...


Question for Public Works and Infrastructure Minister uses defenceWeb information

Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille’s R37 million Beit Bridge fence upgrade as part of government efforts to prevent the spread of...