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Armed rebel groups still a major threat in the DRC

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Armed rebel groups are still a major threat in the DRC, with attacks on civilians in eastern DRC occuring in December 2019. DefenceWeb interviews the...

UN agency concerned about safety of aide to South Sudan’s Machar

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The United Nations voiced concern for the safety of a top aide to South Sudanese former vice president Riek Machar after he...

ICAO conference takes up aircraft tracking, conflict zone risks

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The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has brought together aviation experts and strategic decision makers for a four-day conference to discuss emerging...

French troops escort CAR Muslims to safety

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French peacekeepers in Central African Republic (CAR) escorted a convoy of Muslims away from the threat of violence in the capital on...

Angola and the US partner on air base safety and security

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US Africa Command (Africom) and US Air Force Africa (USAFAF), along with the US Armed Forces 621st Contingency Response Wing (CRW), has...

African air safety “needs work” – IATA

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The 2012 global accident rate for Western-built jets was the lowest in aviation history, statistics released by the International Air Transport Association...

Global air crashes at all time low

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The accident rate for Western-built jets is the lowest in aviation history, surpassing the previous mark set in 2010, says the International...

Global airline safety up in 2011, Russia down – IATA

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Global airline safety rates, covering total crashes and passenger deaths, have improved by nearly 50 per cent this year over the first...

Nigerian forces hunt killers, locals demand security

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Nigerian security forces said they were hunting for Islamist militants behind a coordinated attack in the north that killed at least 65...

SA safer than Europe: British government

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The 2010 Fifa World Cup Organising Committee has welcomed a report from the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office that shows South Africa...

DoD issues ammo depot safety warning

The Department of Defence says it is is “still highly concerned” about the encroachment of low cost housing into the blast safety zone around...

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