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African soldiers who fought for Britain paid less than white counterparts – Archives

Documents found in Britain's national archives reveal that more than 500 000 black soldiers were underpaid for their service in WWII

Cape Flats communities stand behind police while DA rallies for the army

Around the Cape Flats, communities have been agitating for the Western Cape and national governments to help them clamp down on gang violence

South African sentenced to death in South Sudan

A South Sudanese court has sentenced a South African retired army colonel to death by hanging for his alleged role in supporting rebels

Uphill battle for Nigeria’s ailing army

Many soldiers believe their officers are siphoning off funds and leaking intelligence to Boko Haram.

MDC says 50 killed in violent attacks

A month before a presidential election run-off, Zimbabwe's opposition said on Tuesday conditions were not conducive for a free and fair poll, but still expressed confidence it would oust Robert Mugabe. "As of yesterday [Monday], at least 50 of our supporters had been killed in violent attacks." the Movement for Democratic Change said.

SA army kills man during anti-immigrant unrest

South African troops have killed a man in a Johannesburg township during operations to quell anti-immigrant violence, the army said on Saturday, as they deployed on the streets for the first time since apartheid. At least 43 have been killed, more than 500 arrested and 17 000 displaced.

Lebanon teeters on brink of civil war

Hezbollah-led opposition fighters seized control of pro-government strongholds in Beirut on Friday as gun battles rocked the Lebanese capital for a third day, edging the nation dangerously close to all-out civil war. Gunfire and the thump of exploding rocket-propelled grenades echoed across west Beirut.

Hi-tech battle in Georgia skies heralds wider danger

The alleged downing by a Russian MiG-29 of a Georgian reconnaissance drone could be a foretaste of battles to come as Georgia seeks Nato membership and protection from the West, analysts say. The dramatic confrontation in the skies over Abkhazia pitted one of the most modern Russian fighter planes against the unmanned aircraft.

Iran would ‘eliminate Israel’ if attacked

Iran would "eliminate Israel from the global arena" if it was attacked by the Jewish state, the deputy commander of the army warned on Tuesday, amid an intensifying war of words. "We are not worried by Israeli manoeuvres, but if Israel takes such action against the Islamic Republic of Iran, we will eliminate it from the global arena," Mohammad Reza Ashtiani said.

Russian army generals too fat for new uniform

Russian generals will soon have a stylish new uniform designed by a top fashion designer, but the question is: Will they fit? More than 30% of the army's elite officers are overweight and 25% failed a fitness test, army spokesperson Vyacheslav Sedov said on Wednesday.

A day at the polls in Harare

If this was the day that the big change would take place, Harare did not look the part. If it weren't for the posters and the tent structures for polling stations on open land, one would be forgiven for thinking this was just another sleepy public holiday in the capital of Zimbabwe.

Kenya army launches crackdown on tribal militia

The Kenyan army has launched a massive crackdown on a tribal militia in western Kenya that has killed hundreds of people in recent months, officials said on Monday. Police estimate that the militia has killed at least 500 people in the past year alone and displaced thousands of others. Last week, the group attacked a village in the area and killed 15 people.

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