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Ethiopia restricts information sharing about war

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Ethiopia has announced new restrictions on the sharing of information about the war in the north of the country which stipulate that battlefront updates...

Syrian youth still paying high price for decade of war: Red...

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Young Syrians have suffered heavy personal losses in a decade of war and still have to face rebuilding their shattered homeland, the International Committee...

Insecurity, suspicion will mar vaccine rollout in Africa war zones

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Somali cattle herder Omar Hussein isn’t joining the global scramble for a COVID-19 vaccine - he’s not sure the jab will even reach his...

Fears grow of new Western Sahara war between Morocco and Polisario...

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The Western Sahara’s Polisario Front group said on Friday that Morocco had broken their ceasefire and “ignited war”, but Rabat denied there had been...

Concern of outright war in Ethiopia grows as PM presses military...

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Ethiopia’s prime minister stepped up a military offensive in the northern region of Tigray on Sunday with air strikes as part of what he...

Ethiopia mobilises for war in northern region

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Ethiopia mobilised for war in the northern Tigray region on Thursday, dashing international hopes of averting a conflict between Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government...

New war funding in Libya

Libya’s UN-recognised government budgeted up to two billion dinars ($1.43 billion) to cover costs of a three-week-old war for control of the capital to...

CAR war crimes suspect arrested in France

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French authorities arrested a man suspected of committing war crimes in the Central African Republic and he will face extradition to The Hague, the...

Interpol simulation exercise for war crimes investigators

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A specialist Interpol course gives war crimes investigators the opportunity to hone their skills in real-life scenarios. The simulation exercise was part of...

South Sudan civil war death toll

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An estimated 190,000 people have been killed in South Sudan's civil war and when factors such as population displacement, disruption to health...

Massive Russian war games underway

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Russia began its biggest war games since the fall of the Soviet Union on Tuesday close to the China border, mobilising 300,000...

DR Congo war atrocities

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Rebels and government troops in Congo committed atrocities including mass rape, cannibalism and dismembering civilians, according to testimony published by a team...

All sides committed war crime in Congo’s Kasai -UN

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Congolese security forces and militia committed atrocities amounting to war crimes and crimes against humanity, including killing and raping women and children,...

Bemba acquitted of war crimes

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The International Criminal Court (ICC) overturned the war crimes conviction of former Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba, a...

CAR approves war crimes court

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Central African Republic approved a law creating a special criminal court to investigate allegations of war crimes and crimes against humanity during...

Special court to try CAR war crimes

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A special criminal court to try the worst crimes committed in the Central African Republic (CAR) is due to start formal investigations...

Nigerian military committed war crimes and crimes against humanity – claim

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The Nigerian military committed war crimes and crimes against humanity including torture, rape and killing civilians during its fight against Islamist insurgency...

Mali war crimes suspect to appear at ICC

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An Islamist militant suspected of committing war crimes in Mali is due to appear before the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The...

Mali war crimes suspect in custody

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The International Criminal Court has taken into custody at its detention centre in the Netherlands a Malian man accused of war crimes...

Food used as weapon of war in South Sudan

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South Sudan President Salva Kiir's government is using food as a weapon of war to target civilians by blocking life-saving aid in...

UK police arrest women over alleged Liberia civil war torture

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British police arrested a woman in London on suspicion of torture during the civil war in Liberia more than 25 years ago. The...

Congolese politician to appeal 17 year war crimes sentence

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Congolese politician Jean-Pierre Bemba will appeal his conviction for overseeing a campaign of rape and murder in the Central African Republic, according...

Zimbabwe threatens “traitorous” war veterans after Mugabe attack

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Zimbabwe's government denounced leading independence war veterans as traitors at the weekend for an unprecedented attack on ageing President Robert Mugabe and...

Eritrea tells UN Ethiopia contemplating full-scale war

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Ethiopia is contemplating full-scale war against Eritrea, Eritrean Presidential Advisor Yemane Ghebreab told the UN Human Rights Council on Tuesday, where he...

US Deputy Defence Secretary details the future of war

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On stage last week at the U.S. Army War College in Pennsylvania, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work summoned up scenes from a...

Pope says world’s many conflicts amount to piecemeal World War Three

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Pope Francis said on Saturday the spate of conflicts around the globe today were effectively a "piecemeal" Third World War, condemning the...

Violence at home costs $8 trillion a year, worse than war...

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Domestic violence, mainly against women and children, kills far more people than wars and is an often overlooked scourge that costs the...

Combined Joint African Exercise kicks off in Pretoria

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As has been the case with the past three Combined Joint African Exercises (CJAX), this year's iteration is again led by the...

Anti-rhino poaching “war” to take on new intensity

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The combined efforts of rangers, soldiers and police has not brought about a meaningful drop in the number of rhinos killed for...

Three more South Africans now listed on the country’s war dead...

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The graves of another three South Africans, at this stage still unidentified, have been added to the inventory of those who made...

Three more South Africans now listed on the country’s war dead...

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The graves of another three South Africans, at this stage still unidentified, have been added to the inventory of those who made...

Striking inside Angola with 32 Battalion

A dry but rich account of time spent with the famous 32 Battalion. Marius Scheepers was a national service signals officer (9C)...

Syrian civil war drags in Mideast, global powers

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As Syria's uprising escalates into outright civil war and begins to drag in other states, it risks fuelling not only wider regional...

Citizens declare war on abuses in Egypt vote

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Egyptians desperate to stop bullies and cheats stitching up the country's first free election in decades are lining up by the thousand,...

ICC says to investigate 2 to 6 actors in Ivorian war

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An International Criminal Court investigation into Ivory Coast's post-election conflict will focus on two to six people thought most responsible for atrocities,...

Historic opportunities?

As a South African and frequent viewer of the of the Discovery, History and National Geographic channels I'm somewhat disappointed that we...

Libya war threatens spiral of rights abuse-Amnesty

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Forces on both sides of the Libyan war have committed war crimes and the country risks descending into a bloody cycle of...

Book review: The search for Puma 164

There seems to be no end of excellent titles from the 30 degrees South publishing stable, and The search for Puma...

SA Army winds up major FIBUA training exercise

The South African Army has wrapped up a major two-week fighting in built-up areas (FIBUA) training exercise at an old gold mine...

Analysis – Seeking leverage, Libya foes in propaganda war

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Mired in a slow-moving ground war, Libya's warring parties are turning to propaganda to try to splinter each other's support base and...

Book Review: Come back to Portofino

"The general public could not comprehend what their boys had gone through or how the war had changed them," writes author James...

Feature: Firepower & dispersal: some ideas

The story of firepower is also the tale of battlefield dispersal. Up until the deployment of the magazine rifle and quick fire artillery gun...

Just four of 15 major conflicts in 2010 in Africa: SIPRI

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Just four of 15 major conflicts raging around the world last year were located in Africa. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute...

Sarkozy tells Libyan rebels: “We will help you”

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France promised Libyan rebels on Wednesday it would intensify air strikes on Muammar Gaddafi's forces and send military liaison officers to help...

Zambian president Banda warned of imminent ‘war’

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Zambian president Rupiah Banda has been accused of "driving the country to the brink of civil war" as he is allegedly allowing...

Book review: The Great Boer War

It is interesting and entertaining when a great novelist turns to telling great history. Dr Arthur Conan Doyle served as a volunteer...

Book review: Hani – A life too short

"Hani – A life too short" is a sympathetic biography of African National Congress (ANC) and South African Communist Party (SACP) "struggle"...

Book review: In a Bosnian Trench

In a Bosnian Trench is the powerful melancholy autobiography of Bosnian teenager Elvir Kulin, a boy a who stayed home in a...

Israel deploys “Iron Dome” anti-rocket system

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Israeli is deploying an interceptor system it has developed at a cost of US$210 million to shoot down the short-range rockets and...

Book Review: Goodbye Dolly Gray

Rayne Kruger's Goodbye Dolly Gray is a remarkably prescient and erudite single-volume account of the South African War, aka the Second Boer...

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