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Khosa family: Crucial witnesses not interviewed by defence force and police unit

In court papers, the family says the investigations into the death of Collins Khosa are neither impartial nor effective

Mapisa-Nqakula: Investigation into Khosa’s death almost complete

The defence minister said allegations in court papers that she had violated people’s rights had no basis in law

SANDF example shows how we can rethink African peace and security architecture

Cyril Ramaphosa’s creative employment of the SANDF as part of Covid-19 relief efforts is an example of using the military to build social cohesion

At war with Covid-19: Opportunities for Africa?

Civil-military relations across the continent are tenuous, at best. Covid-19 may have given African governments an opportunity to create a new social compact with their citizens

Khosa family approaches Constitutional Court to put an end to state brutality

The partner of Collins Khosa — allegedly killed by soldiers and police officers — says the army and police force have become a law unto themselves

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.

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