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21 February 2018 3:50 PM WATCH: Guns, diesel and dust: SANDF demonstrates its military capability

Bloemfontein – The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) trains hard during peacetime so that there will be less blood during wartime. This is according to SANDF Chief General Solly Shoke, who was speaking during the military's military capability demonstration on Tuesday. Soldiers manning Olifant Mk1B Battle Tanks and Ratel Infantry Combat Vehicles 31

19 February 2018 5:04 PM ISIS ambushes Iraqi Shi'ite-led force, killing 27 fighters

Baghdad – Islamic State militants have ambushed a group of Iraq's Shiite-led paramilitary fighters, killing at least 27. The Popular Mobilisation Forces, an umbrella group of mostly Shi'ite militias, said on Monday that the attack took place the previous night in the al-Saadounya area, southwest of the northern city of Kirkuk, when the paramilitaries 36

19 February 2018 6:30 AM Mnangagwa visits Tsvangirai's family as MDC faces nasty power struggles

Harare - Zimbabwe's president on Sunday visited the home of deceased opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai to pay condolences to his family and to urge unity as power struggles within the opposition have heightened tensions. President Emmerson Mnangagwa pledged that his government will meet hospital and funeral expenses for Tsvangirai, who died of colon 30

19 February 2018 4:00 AM 'Happy, healthy' Mugabe still a snappy dresser: priest

Harare - Robert Mugabe was persuaded out of office three months ago - but he still wears his trademark suits, it was reported on Sunday. Father Fidelis Mukonori helped persuade Mugabe, who turns 94 this week, to step down after a military takeover in November. Mukonori is Mugabe's longtime confessor. The priest told the privately-owned Standard newspaper 35

17 February 2018 3:23 PM Kurdish doctors report suspected Turkish gas attack in Syria

Beirut - Six civilians suffered breathing difficulties and other symptoms indicative of poison gas inhalation after an attack launched by Turkey on the Kurdish-controlled enclave of Afrin, Syrian Kurdish news outlets and Syria's state-run news agency reported on Saturday. The news outlets quoted local doctors in Afrin as saying the hospital treated six cases 62

13 February 2018 8:17 AM UN: 4 allegations against South African UN troops in DRC

New York - The UN says it has received four allegations of misconduct against South African peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo — three involving sexual exploitation of women and one alleging violence against a 17-year-old boy. The UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said the allegations were received last week by the UN peacekeeping mission 30

13 February 2018 8:17 AM DRC's army recovers largest Ugandan rebel stronghold

Beni - Democratic Republic of Congo's army says it has captured the largest stronghold for the Uganda-born Allied Democratic Forces rebels in Congo's northeast. Capt. Mak Hazukay Mongba, spokesperson for Operation Sukola, said on Monday the army released hostages and took control of the "grand bastion" of ADF rebels in Mwalika, about 80km from Beni. According 26

12 February 2018 3:38 PM Three Cameroon soldiers killed in restive anglophone region

Douala - Cameroon's national youth holiday was marred by violence on Sunday, with three soldiers killed and a local official feared kidnapped by suspected separatists in the country's restive English-speaking regions. Dozens of people have been killed in the west African country's two anglophone regions since October after a violent crackdown on protests 28

11 February 2018 8:58 PM Israeli PM: Airstrikes dealt 'severe blows' to Iran, Syria

Jerusalem — Israel's prime minister said Sunday his country delivered "severe blows" to Iranian and Syrian forces and vowed to take further action against its adversaries following the most serious Israeli engagement in Syria since the war there erupted almost seven years ago. Benjamin Netanyahu's tough words to his Cabinet came a day after Israel carried 36

11 February 2018 5:54 AM 4 civilians die in central Mali after vehicle hits land mine

Bamako - Mali's army says at least four people have been killed and several others wounded after their vehicle hit an explosive device in the central Mopti region. The army said the civilians were returning from a village market on Friday afternoon when their vehicle hit a land mine between Kontza and Dera in the West African nation's central region 25