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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...

Sea Phase of international naval exercise commences

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The inaugural multinational maritime exercise Mosi, hosted by South Africa with participation from Russia and China, has commenced its sea phase. The alongside phase commenced...

Russian warships host 93 year-old Arctic convoy veteran

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A large Russian Navy missile cruiser docked in Cape Town has played host to a veteran of the Second World War Arctic convoys. Slava-class missile...

Foreign warships arrive in Cape Town for inaugural naval exercise

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After six months of planning, warships from Russia and China arrived in Cape Town this past weekend for the inaugural Exercise Mosi, a multinational...

SA Navy commits two platforms for joint exercise with China and...

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The SA Navy’s commitment to the first ever exercise in South African waters with Chinese and Russian maritime elements is a Valour Class frigate...

Russia setting up helo base in Syria

Russia is setting up a helicopter base at a civilian airport in the north-eastern Syrian city Qamishli, the Russian Defence Ministry’s Zvezda TV channel...

Russian and Chinese naval vessels heading for South Africa

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Russian and Chinese warships are en route to South Africa where they are due to take part in Exercise Mosi with the South African...

ISS: Russia throws more weight behind Haftar in Libya

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After some equivocation, Moscow is now reportedly throwing its weight more fully behind Libya’s maverick General Khalifa Haftar in his attempt to overthrow the...

Russian mercenaries allegedly killed in Mozambique

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Several Russian mercenaries have apparently been killed by Islamist insurgents in Mozambique during attacks that also killed a number of Mozambican soldiers. According to the...

Facebook suspends Putin ally accounts

Facebook suspended three networks of Russian accounts attempting to interfere in the domestic politics of eight African countries and tied to a Russian businessman...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...