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Russian Navy vessels arrive in Cape Town amid COVID-19 lockdown

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Two Russian Navy ships of the Baltic Fleet arrived in Table Bay Harbour on Monday morning, but all planned activities have been curtailed due...

Russia records $1 billion in military orders from Africa over the...

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African countries have ordered around $1 billion worth of military hardware from Russia over the last six months, according to Russian officials, as Russia...

Joint Russo/Turkish patrol blocked in Syria

Russia and Turkey cut short a first joint patrol in Syria’s Idlib  after rebels and civilians opposed to a ceasefire agreement cut off a...

Russia blamed for Georgia cyberattacks

Britain blamed Russia for cyberattacks on Georgia, including a major assault that knocked out thousands of state, private and media websites. Britain’s National Cyber...

Ex Mosi did not tick all the boxes

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For want of a better expression, the “radio silence” around last year’s first ever naval exercise involving China, Russia and South Africa has seen...

Mali and Russia strengthen defence ties

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In June 2019 Russia and Mali signed a military cooperationagreement, which was inked by General Ibrahim Dahirou Dembele and his Russian counterpart, SergueiChoigou. The...

Russian clinic treated mercenaries injured in secret wars

A St Petersburg clinic run and partly owned by people with ties to President Vladimir Putin provided medical treatment to Russian mercenaries injured abroad,...

US willing to work with Russia on Libya

The US wants to work with Russia to end conflict in Libya, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said adding he reminded his Russian counterpart...

US to crack down on Evil Corp hackers

US authorities on Thursday took aim at Russian cybercriminal group Evil Corp, indicting its Lamborghini-driving alleged leader and ordering asset freezes against 17 associates...

ISS: South Africa’s military drills with Russia and China raise eyebrows

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This week’s unprecedented joint trilateral sea exercise of the South African, Russian and Chinese navies has raised some eyebrows in Western embassies in Pretoria...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...