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‘ISIS’ warns SA: Steer clear of Mozambique conflict

ISIS has warned South Africa that it would “open the fighting front” within South Africa’s borders, should it get involved in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province. This is according to reports on ISIS’s latest newsletter, Al-Naba. An organisation linked to ISIS, Ahlu Sunnah Wal Jamaah, has been waging a violent insurgency in[…]

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Russia offers African leaders no-strings-attached business and protection from Western pressure

Heads of African countries have flocked to Russia for a first of its kind summit, where Moscow will be offering business ties and security arrangements alternative to ‘colonial-style’ relations with the West. Over the past decade, the African continent has become a battleground for geostrategic competition involving China, the US,[…]

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Ramaphosa to discuss worsening situations in Libya, Sudan

President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking his Defence and State Security Ministers to the emergency meeting. President Cyril Ramaphosa is in Egypt on Tuesday for an urgent African Union Troika to discuss the worsening political and security situations in Libya and Sudan. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has called an Emergency Summit in[…]

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African Union urges DR Congo to delay final election results

The African Union (AU) has called on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) to postpone the announcement of its presidential election results. The pan-African organisation, which aims to promote unity and democracy, says it has “serious doubts” about provisional results released last week. Those figures gave opposition candidate Felix[…]

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African Union troops killed in al-Shabab ambush

At least 23 African Union peacekeeping troops and a Somalian soldier have been killed in an ambush carried out by armed group al-Shabab in the country’s south, according to a senior regional official. The fighting broke out when the al-Shabaab fighters attacked the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) troops[…]

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Dlamini-Zuma for ANC president

African Union Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has given the strongest indication yet that she is in the running for ANC president come 2017. News24 asked her after the closing of the AU heads of state summit whether her staying for another nine months at the helm of the continental body[…]

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