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World continues to be less peaceful, with conflict greatest since post-WWII...

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The average level of global peacefulness had deteriorated once again, with 56 active conflicts raging around the world – the most since the end...

Russia mistakenly claims South African APC captured in Ukraine

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Ahead of its annual Victory Day parade on 9 May, Russia is displaying a range of military hardware captured during the conflict in Ukraine,...

World military spending rises for the ninth year

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World military expenditure is up for the ninth consecutive year to an all-time high of $2 443 billion as war, rising tensions and insecurity...

Mbombe 6 inspected by Ukraine Armed Forces

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A single Paramount Mbombe 6 infantry combat vehicle that was exported to Ukraine prior to the Russian invasion as a demonstration model has been...

Abandon ship: uncrewed vessels threaten Africa’s maritime security

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Maritime drone deployment in offensive operations in the Black and Red seas provides a glimpse of the future of naval warfare. On 18 February,...

ISS: Africa’s Ukraine-Russia mediation needed a clearer AU footprint

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Food, fertiliser and fuel are among the reasons Africa needs the Russia-Ukraine war to end quickly. With Africa becoming an arena for geopolitical competition,...

Global security and stability in increasing peril, SIPRI warns

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Global security has deteriorated over the past year, primarily driven by the impact of the war in Ukraine, which has resulted in the world...

Opposition parties seek Parliamentary answers on African Peace Mission

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Predictably, the South African Parliament in the form of its International Relations and Co-operation Portfolio Committee, “applauded” the mid-month Cyril Ramaphosa-led African peace mission...

ISS: African peace mission: one step forward, one step back?

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Africa’s Ukraine-Russia peace mission represents a significant milestone for the continent. It is the first time African states have taken the lead to seek...

Paramount founder emerges as broker in African peace mission to Ukraine

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Founder of Paramount, Ivor Ichikowitz, played a significant role in the African peace mission to Ukraine last weekend, which was led by South Africa’s...

South Africa wraps up clunky peace mission to Ukraine and Russia

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President Cyril Ramaphosa, along with other African heads of state, has urged Russian and Ukrainian leaders to pursue peace during a challenging and largely...

No evidence of sanctions against South Africa, gov says in wake...

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Presidential spokesperson, Vincent Magwenya, has batted away suggestions that South Africa may be hit with international sanctions due to its non-aligned stance regarding the...

African Heads of State to embark on peace mission to Ukraine...

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President Cyril Ramaphosa along with five African Heads of State will in the coming weeks travel to Ukraine and Russia on an African Peace...

Africa’s Russia-Ukraine peace mission: what can it achieve?

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South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to lead an initiative of six African heads of state to explore an end to the year-long...

ISS: Wheels come off South Africa’s hollow version of non-alignment

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Following United States (US) Ambassador Reuben Brigety’s accusations that South Africa supplied arms to Russia, attention has rightfully focused on the credibility of the...

World military expenditure continues to climb while African defence expenditure drops

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Global military expenditure continued to increase last year, remaining well over the $2 trillion mark, although defence expenditure in Africa fell for the first...

ISS: Africa shouldn’t ignore Russia’s destabilising influence

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As the world marks the first anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on 24 February, it has been suggested that Africa needs a common...

Morocco supports Ukraine with tank sale

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Morocco will become the first African nation to offer military support to Ukraine with the sale of T-72 tanks. Under the deal, the United States...

Russia-Ukraine conflict should end through diplomacy, negotiation – Pandor

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International Relations and Cooperation Minister, Dr Naledi Pandor, has reiterated South Africa’s position that the only path to peace is through diplomacy, dialogue and...

The Ukraine crisis and its consequences on aviation, aerospace and defence

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The Paris office of global consultancy AlixPartners recently presented its latest forecast on the global aviation, aerospace & defence industry, with a special emphasis...

Former SA defence minister to be part of Russia/Ukraine mediating team

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Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, until last August South African Minister of Defence, will be part of an Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) task force that will mediate the...

Russia’s war with Ukraine: Five reasons why many African countries choose...

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In early March the United Nation’s General Assembly voted on a resolution demanding Russia immediately stop its military operations in Ukraine. Out of 193 member...

Sanctions against Russia will affect arms sales to Africa: the risks...

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Following its invasion of Ukraine, countries of the North Atlantic Treaty Alliance (NATO) imposed comprehensive sanctions on Russia in a bid to cripple its...

ISS: Ukraine war reveals Africa divided

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Ukraine has withdrawn an important contingent of peacekeepers from the United Nations (UN) Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO)...

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is illegal under international law: suggesting it’s...

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While the world is largely united against the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, South African public figures, including the government, have attempted to downplay...

South Africa approached to mediate Russia-Ukraine conflict

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President Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africa has been approached to play a “mediation role” in the Russia-Ukraine conflict. The President had a phone call with...

Ukraine war: fresh warning that Africa needs to be vigilant against...

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It’s commonly held that Russian president Vladimir Putin’s objective for invading Ukraine is to install a puppet regime that is pliable to Moscow’s interests....

Ramaphosa defends SA stance at UN on Russia/Ukraine conflict

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Responding to criticism of South Africa’s abstention from voting in last week’s United Nations (UN) General Assembly Russia/Ukraine vote, President Cyril Ramaphosa said it...

SA slated for abstaining from UN vote against Russia

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Condemnation from one political party and another telling government to ensure its own house is in order before pointing fingers are current reactions to...

South Africa adds its voice to those calling for Russian withdrawal...

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What Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin called a “special military operation” in Ukraine has been widely condemned as an invasion with South Africa joining...

Large scale Russian offensive possible in January, Ukraine says

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Russia has massed more than 94 000 troops near Ukraine's borders and may be gearing up for a large-scale military offensive at the end...

Attack on Ukraine would be costly, NATO warns Moscow

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Russia would pay a high price for any new military aggression against Ukraine, NATO and the United States warned on Tuesday as the Western...

Russian troops now number 90 000 near Ukraine border after drills,...

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Russia has left military units near the Ukrainian border after exercises, with the number of Russian troops in the area now totalling 90 000,...

Russia orders troops back to base after buildup near Ukraine

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Russia announced on Thursday it was ordering troops back to base from the area near the border with Ukraine, apparently calling an end to...

Ukraine accuses Russian hackers of new cyber attack

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Ukraine’s State Security Service (SBU) said on Tuesday it had prevented a large-scale cyber attack by Russian hackers targeting classified government data. The SBU said...

Ukraine accuses Russian networks of new massive cyber attacks

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Ukraine on Monday accused unnamed Russian internet networks of massive attacks on Ukrainian security and defence websites, but gave no details of any damage...

Facebook removes ‘inauthentic’ networks spanning 8 nations

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Facebook on Friday said it has dismantled seven separate networks of fake accounts and pages on its platform that were active in Iran, Afghanistan, Egypt,...

Iran says black boxes from downed Ukraine jet show missiles hit...

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Analysis from the black boxes of a downed Ukrainian passenger plane shows it was hit by two missiles 25 seconds apart and that passengers...

Ukrainian helicopter crews continue to carry out peacekeeping tasks in the...

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Ukrainian military personnel from the 18th helicopter squadron, deployed to the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) continue to...

Ukrainian team concludes maintenance on Ugandan aircraft

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Fourteen employees of Ukraine’s Odessa Aviation Plant (OAP) have returned home from Uganda after repairing and upgrading six Ugandan training and combat aircraft. UkrOboronProm on...

Ukraine’s AutoKrAZ partners with Nigeria’s Proforce

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Ukraine’s AutoKraZ has signed an agreement with Nigeria’s Proforce Limited to jointly assemble military and civilian KrAZ trucks in Nigeria under the brand KrAZ-Proforce. The...

Burkina Faso acquires Shrek-M vehicles from Ukraine

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Burkina Faso’s military has taken delivery of several Shrek-M mine detection and disposal vehicles from Ukraine’s AutoKrAZ. Three vehicles were delivered in June this year,...

Antonov’s An-178 lands first export order in Peru

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Ukraine’s state-owned defence conglomerate Ukroboronprom has won a tender to supply the An-178 aircraft to Peru.   The contract to replace the Peruvian police’s single Antonov...

Ukraine orders Turkish UAVs

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The Ukraine's Ukroboronprom has ordered Turkish Bayraktar TB2 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for the Ukrainian Army. The state-owned company Ukrspetsexport, part of Ukroboronprom, has signed...

Russia fires on and seizes Ukrainian ships near annexed Crimea

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Russia seized three Ukrainian naval ships off the coast of Russia-annexed Crimea on Sunday after opening fire on them and wounding several...

Ukraine aircraft builder goes west in Boeing tie-up

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Ukrainian plane maker Antonov, known for producing the world's biggest aircraft, plans to restart serial production by the end of next year...

DRC has acquired T-64 tanks from Ukraine

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The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has taken delivery of 25 modernised T-64BV-1 main battle tanks from the Ukraine. This is according to...

Eight sailors kidnapped by Nigerian pirates

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Eight sailors, seven from Russia and one from Ukraine, have been kidnapped by pirates off Nigeria. They were taken from their cargo vessel...

Ukrainian company refurbishing Angolan Il-76

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Ukrainian company BVAK, in conjunction with Aviamir, is refurbishing an Angolan Air Force Il-76TD. The company has previously worked on Angolan An-72s...

Giant arch slides over Chernobyl site to block radiation for a...

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In the middle of a vast exclusion zone in northern Ukraine, the world's largest land-based moving structure has been slid over the...