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Four DR Congo soldiers skilled in hit and run attack

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Suspected militia fighters killed four Congolese soldiers in a hit and run attack on a military post in Kasai-Central province capital, Kananga,...

Ivory Coast soldiers on the rampage

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Soldiers in Ivory Coast's second largest city looted weapons from the base of a rival elite military unit before setting it on...

Ivory Coast offering buy-outs to reduce size of the army

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Ivory Coast will pay thousands of soldiers 15 million CFA francs ($25,782) each as part of buy-outs aimed at reducing the size...

Ivory Coast to retire 1,000 soldiers to slim down military

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Ivory Coast will cut its armed forces by about 1,000 troops by the end of the year, the government spokesman said on...

Grenade thrown at French soldiers in Burkina Faso

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A grenade thrown at French soldiers wounded three civilians in Ouagadougou shortly before the arrival of French President Emmanuel Macron, Radio France...

Sudan general, nine soldiers killed in Darfur clashes

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A Sudanese general and nine soldiers were killed in clashes in war-damaged Darfur after their vehicles were ambushed by militants, state news...

Soldiers to the rescue

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For years, when countries needed their armed forces' help during natural disasters, the philosophy was "last in, first out" — don't use...

Killed Malian soldiers had joined Islamists – source

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Malian soldiers killed in a French military strike in northern Mali were deserters who joined an Islamist militant group, a French source...

Malian soldiers inadvertently killed in raid

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A French military strike on armed militants in northern Mali inadvertently killed Malian soldiers held hostage by the Islamist group, the West...

SA soldier allegedly shoots and kills his girlfriend, also a soldier,...

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An SA Army infantry soldier was apparently shot and killed by her boyfriend, also a soldier. Both belong to 5 SA Infantry...

Deploying soldiers in support of police could see more Marikana-type massacres...

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The public discourse around soldiers assisting police in high crime areas, which according to the Police Minister include Gauteng and Western Cape,...

US, Nigerien troops killed in Niger ambush

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Five soldiers from Niger and three US Army Special Forces troops were killed and two wounded in an ambush while on a...

South Sudan rebels kill soldiers ahead of peace talks

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Rebels in South Sudan killed four soldiers when they attacked a strategic town to push government out ahead of a resumption of...

Burkina Faso bomb kills three

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A roadside bomb in northern Burkina Faso killed three soldiers and wounded two, the military said. They did not say who was...

Ivory Coast soldiers among those arrested after attack

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Authorities in Ivory Coast arrested five people including three soldiers, over an attack and arms theft at the base of an elite...

Malian soldiers’ bodies found

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The bodies of eight Malian soldiers killed in an ambush by suspected Islamist fighters were found in the West African nation's desert...

Malian soldiers missing after ambush

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About 10 Malian soldiers were missing following an ambush by suspected Islamist militants in the West African nation's desert north, the army...

Niger civilians killed in mistaken identity incident

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Soldiers in Niger killed 14 unarmed civilians after mistaking them for Boko Haram militants during a patrol in the remote south-east of...

South Sudan war apparently spilling into Uganda

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Men wearing South Sudanese military uniforms launched two raids on a hamlet over the border in Uganda in recent weeks, residents said,...

Nigeria to prove soldiers alleged misconduct at refugee camp

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Nigeria's army is investigating alleged misconduct by soldiers providing security at a camp for people who fled an Islamist insurgency, a military...

Twenty Mali Islamists killed by French soldiers

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French soldiers killed about 20 Islamic combatants in northern Mali last week in an operation to defend France's troops there, the defence...

Cameroon soldiers demand pay, block highway

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About fifty armed Cameroonian soldiers demanding unpaid salaries briefly blocked off a major highway in the north of Cameroon, an army source...

Murder, rape trial of South Sudan troops starts

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South Sudanese soldiers accused of raping at least five foreign aid workers and killing their local colleague last year are due to...

Signs of more trouble in Ivory Coast as hidden hand saves...

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When a rag-tag group of soldiers launched a mutiny in Ivory Coast earlier this month, it looked like they were doomed. A...

Somali soldiers die trying to defuse car bomb

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Two soldiers died when a car bomb exploded as they were trying to defuse it in Somalia's capital, police said. The men were...

Five wounded in Ivory Coast anti-mutiny march

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At least five people were wounded by gunfire during protests in Ivory Coast's second-biggest city, Bouake, against an army mutiny, as popular...

Ivory Coast soldiers shoot in air in Bouake over bonus pay...

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Soldiers in Ivory Coast's second city Bouake fired their guns into the air on Friday to protest a deal over bonus payments...

Seven Malian soldiers killed

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Unidentified militants killed seven Malian soldiers in the north, the defence ministry said, days after the West African country extended a state...

Chadian soldiers killed in Boko Haram attack

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Boko Haram militants killed nine Chadian soldiers in an attack on a military camp in the north of the Central African country...

Soldiers killed in Nigeria oil hub clash

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At least six Nigerian soldiers were killed in a new military campaign against militants in the country's restive Niger Delta oil hub,...

Somali soldiers arrested after minister shot

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The Somali government arrested two soldiers in connection with the killing a government minister in a suspected case of mistaken identity according...

Five Sudanese soldiers killed in Yemen

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Five Sudanese soldiers were killed while fighting for the Saudi Arabian-led coalition against Houthi forces in Yemen, a Sudan armed forces statement...

Somali soldiers protest over unpaid wages

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Hundreds of soldiers went on strike in the Somali capital on Sunday, blocking roads and forcing businesses to close in protest over...

Militants kill Malian soldiers

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Militants attacked a Malian army post near the border of Burkina Faso on Sunday, killing 11 soldiers, a Mali defence ministry spokesman...

Nigerien soldiers killed in ambush

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Militants ambushed an army patrol in Niger on Thursday, killing 15 soldiers and wounding 19, the Defence Ministry said, near the border...

Military investigating South Sudan gang rape claim

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The South Sudanese military has launched a rare investigation into allegations soldiers gang-raped villagers, a bishop told Reuters on Sunday, after a...

DR Congo soldiers kill 100 plus in militia clashes

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Soldiers targeting the Kamwina Nsapu militia group in central Democratic Republic of Congo killed at least 101 people between February 9 and...

Cash crunch driving South Sudan troops and families to the edge

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Three years into a civil war and with inflation above 800%, South Sudan's government is struggling to pay its troops. When delayed...

Parliament defends SANDF deployment for SONA

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No South African National Defence Force (SANDF) soldiers will be deployed within the Parliamentary precinct during President Jacob Zuma's State of the...

Egyptian army kills 14 militants in central Sinai raid

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Egyptian soldiers killed 14 militants and arrested ten others in a raid in central Sinai, the military said on Monday. The five day...

Soldiers who rape should be shot – Kiir

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The president of South Sudan said on Monday soldiers who rape civilians should be shot, trying to mollify citizens outraged by security...

Roadside bomb kills at least four Somali soldiers

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At least four soldiers were killed and five wounded on Tuesday when a roadside bomb Islamist insurgents said they planted exploded...

Two soldiers killed in fresh Ivory Coast unrest

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Two soldiers were killed in fresh unrest in Ivory Coast's capital Yamoussoukro and gunfire erupted in other cities on Tuesday, signalling further...

Ivory Coast begins paying bonuses to mutinous soldiers

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Ivory Coast's government has begun paying bonuses to soldiers who staged a two-day mutiny earlier this month, leaders of the revolt said...

Deal apparently reached with Ivory Coast mutineers

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Disgruntled soldiers in Ivory Coast reached an agreement with the government late on Friday resolving a dispute over bonus payments that threatened...

More German soldiers – and helicopters – going to UN mission...

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Germany's cabinet on Wednesday approved the deployment of eight attack and transport helicopters as well as 350 additional soldiers to Mali as...

Mutinying soldiers free Ivory Coast defence minister and others

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Rogue soldiers allowed Ivory Coast's defence minister and dozens of others to leave a house where they had been trapped at the...

South Sudan soldiers detained in DR Congo

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Congolese troops last week detained dozens of South Sudanese soldiers who were fleeing a rebel attack across the border, a local radio...

Sudan rebel group signs UN child soldier accord

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One of Sudan's largest rebel groups, the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N), signed an accord with the United Nations to end the...

Iranian death toll in Syria passes the thousand mark

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More than 1,000 soldiers deployed by Iran to Syria to back the government side in its civil war have been killed, an...