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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...

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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...