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UK foreign affairs committee sees for itself in Mozambique

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The United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union (EU) has not put paid to the island nation’s international peace and diplomacy obligations, evidenced by...

ISS: UK seems ready to return its ‘last African colony’

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Could the protracted dispute over the Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean finally be drawing to a close? Britain steadfastly insisted for decades that...

Inkwazi on Presidential flight duty in US and to the Queen’s...

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That government funds were hastily found to pay subscription fees for a flight planning and navigational aids products service was shown to be a...

US, Canada and UK take a stand against illegal fishing

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The United States and international partners are increasing efforts to end Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing in a way that protects the world's...

SlingShot satellite communications for UK’s peacekeeping mission in Mali

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The United Kingdom’s Operation Newcombe peacekeeping contingent in Mali has been making use of SlingShot satellite communications systems to stay connected. Supplied by the UK’s...

More huge drug busts in the Gulf of Oman

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United States and Royal Navy vessels have seized two large drug shipments in the Gulf of Oman as part of Combined Task Force (CTF)...

France expands sea monitoring as migrants vow to pursue UK dream

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France pledged on Thursday to step up surveillance of its northern shores, but migrants huddling in makeshift camps said neither that nor a tragic...

West at risk of conflict with Russia, Britain’s army chief says

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There is a greater risk of an accidental war breaking out between the West and Russia than at any time since the Cold War,...

RAF conducts exercise in Egypt for first time in twenty years

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Royal Air Force (RAF) Typhoons currently deployed in the Eastern Mediterranean have taken part in the first exercise for 20 years with the Egyptian...

US, UK, Norway urge end to blockades in eastern Sudan

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The United States, United Kingdom and Norway on Friday called for an end to blockades of port and transportation infrastructure in eastern Sudan. The so-called...

SA, UK to co-host dialogue on cybercrimes

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South Africa and the United Kingdom will today co-host the inaugural Information Communication Technology (ICT) Cyber Dialogue. According to the Department of International Relations and...

Last UK military flight leaves Afghanistan after evacuating 15 000 people

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Britain's last military flight left Kabul late on Saturday after evacuating more than 15 000 people in the two weeks since the Taliban took...

UK to probe US private equity purchase of defence firm Ultra

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Britain said it will investigate possible national security risks from the planned 2.6 billion-pound ($3.6 billion) acquisition of defence firm Ultra Electronics by rival...

US, UK embassies in Afghanistan accuse Taliban of possible war crimes

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The US and British embassies in Kabul said on Monday the insurgent Taliban may have committed war crimes in southern Afghanistan by carrying out...

UK asks Nigeria to explain circumstances of separatist’s arrest

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Britain has asked Nigeria to explain where and how Nnamdi Kanu, a separatist leader who holds British citizenship, was arrested after Kanu’s lawyer alleged...

Russia denies latest US, UK hacking allegations

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Russia's embassy in Washington said on Friday that Moscow categorically denied new hacking allegations levelled against it a day earlier by US and British...

UK sanctions Libyan al-Kaniyat militia and its leaders – statement

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Britain on Thursday imposed sanctions against Libya’s Kaniyat militia, saying those who breached international law in Libya would have to face consequences. British Foreign Secretary...

UK to help vulnerable countries against Russia, China cyber threat

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Britain said on Wednesday it would invest 22 million pounds ($31 million) to help vulnerable countries in Africa and the Indo-Pacific build up their...

UK imposes sanctions on Russians, South Africa’s Guptas in first use...

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Britain imposed sanctions on Monday on 14 Russians, on the Gupta family of South African businessmen and on officials accused of aiding Central American...

Multinational Joint Task Force explores collaboration with UK to combat terrorism

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The Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) is exploring areas of possible support from the United Kingdom in the fight against terrorism in the Lake...

British helicopters help sustain airpower in Mali

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The British military Tri-Service Joint Helicopter Command (JHC) says it is leading the UK’s support to French counter-insurgency operations in West Africa by conducting...

UK ‘SBS’ special forces storm tanker and detain stowaways in Channel

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British special forces stormed a Greek-operated oil tanker in the English channel on Sunday to wrestle control of the vessel from seven stowaways who...

UK to enforce sanctions on Russian GRU officers over cyber attacks...

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Britain will enforce asset freezes and travel bans against two officers from Russia’s military intelligence agency (GRU) and one of its units responsible for...

Britain’s spies defending COVID-19 vaccine work

British spies are defending COVID-19 vaccine work against hostile powers seeking to either steal or sabotage research data in the race for the global...

UK armed forces asked to help deal with migrant boats crossing...

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Britain’s armed forces have been asked to help deal with boats carrying migrants across the Channel from France, the Defence Ministry said on Saturday...

Papers leaked before UK election in suspected Russian operation were hacked...

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Classified US-UK trade documents leaked ahead of Britain’s 2019 election were stolen from the email account of former trade minister Liam Fox by suspected...

Russia trying to steal COVID-19 vaccine data, say UK, US and...

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Hackers backed by the Russian state are trying to steal COVID-19 vaccine and treatment research from academic and pharmaceutical institutions around the world, Britain’s...

State backed hackers targeting COVID-19 responders

Government-backed hackers are attacking healthcare and research institutions to steal information on efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak, Britain and the United States said...

Marine services operator hacked

Marine services provider James Fisher and Sons said hackers gained unauthorised access to its computer systems, sending shares down over five percent. JFS said...

Technical glitch keeps Heathrow climate drones grounded

Climate-change activists hoping to bring Europe’s biggest airport, London Heathrow, to a standstill on Friday found it was their drones that struggled to get...

Britain begins escorting all UK vessels through Hormuz Strait

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Britain has started sending a warship to accompany all British-flagged vessels through the Strait of Hormuz, a change in policy announced on Thursday after...

Britain says Iran seizes two oil tankers in Gulf, Iran says...

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Britain said Iran seized two oil tankers in the Gulf on Friday and told Tehran to return the vessels or face consequences in the...

Bloodhound car needs to get through South African customs before breaking...

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The Bloodhound supersonic car will be arriving in South Africa in October this year where it will be driven by Andy Green in the...

Royal Air Force Chinooks continue with operations in Mali

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Royal Air Force Chinook helicopters from RAF Odiham continue to support French forces in Mali on operations countering the ongoing insurgency there. The Chinooks have...

Authorities must do more to meet airport drone threat

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Government and security officials must "up their game" to tackle the illegal use of drones at airports which brought chaos to London's Gatwick airport...

Nigeria’s Ibori loses UK graft appeal

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A Nigerian politician jailed in Britain for laundering tens of millions of dollars in stolen public funds through British banks and properties...

Royal Air Force C-17 arrives in Mali for the first time

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A Royal Air Force C-17 Globemaster III transport aircraft has arrived at Gao airfield in Mali for the first time. The flight...

Three British Chinook helicopters fully operational in Gao

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The three British CH-47 Chinook helicopters deployed to Gao, Mali, are now officially cleared to perform operational missions for the benefit of...

British helicopters deploy to Mali

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Three British Chinook helicopters have arrived in Mali in support of French counter-terrorism operations in the area under Operation Barkhane. The UK Ministry...

UK boosts Africa ties after ministerial visit

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The United Kingdom remains determined to bring prosperity and stability to East Africa, defence minister Mark Lancaster has reaffirmed after visiting Uganda. The...

Travel warning issued following Mozambique attacks

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Britain advised citizens against travelling to north-eastern Mozambique after a series of attacks by groups with links to Islamic militants. At least...

DR Congo assets frozen

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The British government has frozen 580 million pounds ($803 million) in assets held by militia leaders, army officers and private organisations with...

Britain monitoring South Sudan peace violations

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Britain is monitoring a ceasefire agreed last month between South Sudan's warring parties and working with regional partners to identify individuals guilty...

British Peace Support Team concludes SA mission

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The British Peace Support Team (BPST), established in 1994 to assist with integrating the South African Defence Force with liberation movement fighters,...

Improvised bomb explodes on packed London commuter train injuring 22

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A home-made bomb exploded on a packed rush-hour commuter train in London injuring 22 people on Friday, police said, in what was...

Royal Navy leads international efforts to seize drugs worth £400M

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The UK and France commanded a multinational naval task force which has scored eight drugs busts, seizing 1.75 tonnes of narcotics worth...

UK lifts advisory against travel to most of Tunisia

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Britain is no longer advising against travel to most of Tunisia, including Tunis and major tourist destinations, the foreign office said on...

UK, Norway to lift ban on offshore flights of 2 Super...

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Britain and Norway plan to lift a ban on offshore flights using two types of Super Puma helicopters, 17 months after a...

New UK aircraft carrier takes to the water

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HMS Queen Elisabeth, the biggest warship ever built for the Royal Navy, has finally sailed on her initial sea trials. Until her...

Protector helps Ghanaian authorities hone skills to safeguard shipping in Africa

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Normally found off the Antarctic peninsula, surveying un- or poorly-charted waters and carrying out experiments with polar scientists, once autumn descends on...

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