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Malian soldiers deploy in Kidal after six year absence

More than 200 Malian troops reached the northern city Kidal on Thursday, the army said, the military’s first permanent deployment there since being chased...

Nigerien soldiers killed

Suspected Islamist militants killed 25 soldiers and wounded six in an attack on an army post in west Niger near the Mali border, government...

Burkina Faso killings condemned

Gunmen killed 24 soldiers in an attack on an army unit in Burkina Faso, the deadliest yet in the West African nation’s fight against...

Burkina Faso investigating troop execution claims

The Burkina Faso military launched an investigation after a rights group accused the army of carrying out executions during a recent operation in which...

Unidentified attackers torch three vehicles, kill two in Rwanda’s south

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Unidentified attackers torched three passenger vehicles in southern Rwanda on Saturday, killing two and injuring eight, the Ministry of Defence said, adding the military...

Generals killed in Somali blast

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Nine Somali soldiers including two generals were killed by a blast just outside Mogadishu, militants and an army official said. Islamist group...

Child soldiers remain trapped in South Sudan – UN

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Thousands of child soldiers dragged into South Sudan's civil war are unlikely to be freed soon because aid agencies lack funds to...

Ethiopian soldiers marched with “nefarious aims”

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said soldiers who marched on his palace last week had "nefarious aims" to stop reforms and defended...

Ethiopia soldiers who marched on palace wanted to abort reforms

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Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said soldiers who marched to his palace last week had "nefarious aims" and wanted to abort the...

Ethiopia PM meets soldiers on pay increases

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed reached an agreement with several hundred soldiers who marched on his office to demand pay rises and...

DR Congo dismissals still on SANDF legal agenda

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In what appears to be yet another lengthy legal tussle, the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) and the Department of Defence...

South Sudan soldiers sentenced for 2016 murder, rape

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A South Sudanese military court sentenced 10 soldiers to prison for the rape of foreign aid workers and the murder of a...

Ugandan soldiers arrested for assault

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Soldiers involved in assaulting Ugandan lawmakers and civilians over their alleged role in the stoning of a presidential convoy were arrested, the...

Kenya soldiers killed by IED

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Five Kenyan soldiers were killed and 10 wounded when their vehicle ran over a homemade bomb in northern Kenya, the military said....

Protesting Nigerian soldiers fire into the air

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Nigerian troops staging a protest at the airport in Maiduguri shot into the air for around four hours, soldiers and local people...

Soldiers arrested in Cameroon

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Cameroon arrested four soldiers suspected of shooting dead two women and two children in the country's far north where its army is...

Another call for soldiers to help fight crime on the Cape...

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A Democratic Alliance (DA) march on Nyanga police station this week was yet another call for soldiers to be deployed in the...

Nigerian soldiers missing

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About 20 Nigerian soldiers are missing after a clash with Boko Haram militants in the north-east, security sources said, denying reports some...

Somali soldiers injured in car bomb explosion

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A suicide car bomb explosion at a military base in Somalia injured seven soldiers a military official said with Islamist group al...

Nine Kenyan soldiers dead in al Shabaab clash

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Islamist militant group al Shabaab killed nine Kenyan soldiers in Somalia, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said. The president's office offered no other details...

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