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US government department grounds its Chinese drones

The US Interior Department is grounding its fleet of 800 Chinese drones but will allow their use for emergency situations, the department said. US...

First loss in two decades for Boeing

Boeing swung to its first annual loss since 1997 as 737 MAX costs doubled to $19 billion and the aircraft manufacturer indicated it would...

France wants US to stay in the Sahel

France hopes “good sense” will prevail and the US will not slash support for French military operations in West Africa, where groups linked to...

“Enemy achieved a degree of success in its attack” – Africom...

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In the early hours of 5 January, al-Shabaab attacked a Kenyan Defence Force Military Base (Camp Simba) in Manda Bay, Kenya, killing US Army...

Three African countries to go onto Trump travel ban list

The Trump administration plans to add seven countries - Belarus, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania - to its travel ban list according...

French defence minister going to Washington

The French defence minister will travel to Washington soon to discuss US military support to French forces in the Sahel, amid concern of a...

Soleimani killing part of new US strategy

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Qassem Soleimani was killed as part of a broader strategy of deterring challenges by US foes applying...

US citizen dies in Egypt after hunger strike

The US confirmed the death of Egyptian-American Moustafa Kassem in a prison in Egypt where he had been in custody since 2013 and vowed...

Iran protesters demand leaders quit

Protests erupted across Iran for a second day on Sunday increasing pressure on the Islamic Republic’s leadership after it admitted its military shot down...

Washington turns down Iraqi call for troops to be removed

Washington spurned an Iraqi request to prepare to pull out its troops, amid heightened US-Iranian tensions after the killing of an Iranian commander in...

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SONA doesn’t do defence

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The SA National Defence Force (SANDF) was much in evidence ahead of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address (SONA). This high visibility did...