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Minusma seeking ISR aircraft

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The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali (Minusma) is opening a tender for fixed wing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft. According to the UN...

Multilateral peace operations declined in 2019 – report

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While the number of United Nations and non-UN multilateral peace operations increased slightly in 2019, the number of personnel deployed in them decreased, according...

ISS: Does the Sahel really need more AU troops?

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Last year saw a significant resurgence of extremist violence in the Sahel, especially in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger, where the United Nations (UN) recorded over...

ISS: Mass terror trials test Nigeria’s criminal justice system

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Nigeria must fix the mistakes of its first three rounds of terrorism cases before starting its fourth. Nigeria is expected to conduct a fourth phase...

Shelling kills two at Tripoli displaced people shelter – emergency services

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Shelling killed two people on Saturday, the emergency services said, at a displaced people’s shelter in a part of the Libyan capital Tripoli that...

Warm hearts in a cold land

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International peacekeeping in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is entering its third decade after years of regional conflict and two multinational wars....

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...

Female peacekeepers should be climbing the ladder

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Bintou Keita, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Africa, discusses the benefits and challenges of bringing more women into peacekeeping. Originally from Guinea, Keita joined the United...

UN encourages SA defence companies to bid for contracts

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A senior official from the United Nations Procurement Division has encouraged South African aerospace and defence companies to bid for United Nations (UN) contracts,...

SANDF self-financing expenditure to benefit peacekeeping, Defence Review

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The Department of Defence generated R385 million this year from reimbursements from the United Nations and the sale of equipment and spares and this...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...