Source: The Zimbabwean |

Zim general warns on foreign bases in Djibouti

One of Zimbabwe’s most senior soldiers and a key US congressman say trouble may be coming to the Horn of Africa

Major General Trust Magoba – who now serves as a special advisor to the African Union office for Peace and Security – has raised concern at foreign interference on the continent. “The establishment foreign bases and the involvement of external forces in the conflicts on the Horn of Africa is…

Source: CAJ News Africa |

International terror financiers find a haven in Angola

Angola is also seen as a transit and destination point for illegal drug trafficking from South America

While they are in jail on allegations of financing the terror group, Hezbollah, the companies founded by these bank-rollers remain operational in Angola, the Southern African country that has earned a reputation as a refuge for international terror financiers. Among the designated funders of the Lebanon-based, Iranian-backed terrorist group to…

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Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Nigerian Defence Academy Confers Honors on African Development President Akinwumi Adesina

In his response, Adesina lauded the academy as one of Nigeria’s finest bastions of academic, military, character and leadership training and commended its values of discipline, hard work, integrity, and patriotism

The Nigerian Defence Academy, the country’s leading military and academic institution, has conferred honorary doctorate degrees in Management Science on three prominent individuals, including African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) President Akinwumi Adesina. For more photographs: https://bit.ly/2Ct0c6A The other recipients were Muhammadu Indimi, Chairman, Oriental Energy and a career military officer, retired…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of Government Communication and Information |

Military Veterans get a lasting recognition

The DMV and HSRC have embarked on a Military Veterans Oral History Project aimed at persuading military veterans to come forward with their edited or incomplete manuscripts for collation and publication

The department of Military Veterans (DMV) in partnership with the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) is requesting media coverage to the launch of four books written by Umkhonto weSizwe (MK) and the Azanian People's Liberation Army (APLA) military veterans. Members of the media are invited as follows: Date: 04 October 2018…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of International Relations and Cooperation |

Public lecture by Deputy Minister Reginah Mhaule on the Outcomes of the 10th Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) Johannesburg Summit at the Sol Plaatjie University, Kimberley, Northern Cape, 19 September 2018

Public lecture by Deputy Minister Reginah Mhaule on the Outcomes of the 10th BRICS Johannesburg Summit at the Sol Plaatjie University, Kimberley, Northern Cape, 19 September 2018 : Our Programme Director, Prof Mary Jean Baxen, Prof Collin Miruka, Prof Patrick Fitzgerald, Members of Senate and Council present, MEC of Education,…

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Source: United Nations (UN) |

South Sudanese soldier who shot UN peacekeeper on Saturday, will face court martial: UN mission chief

The South Sudanese soldier who shot and wounded a UN peacekeeper on Saturday is facing a court martial, said David Shearer, head of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), during a press conference in the capital, Juba

Speaking on Wednesday, Mr. Shearer said that the peacekeeper, a Nepalese national, had been travelling with a convoy to collect water when the shooting occurred. The peacekeeper, he added, is recovering at a hospital in Juba. The authorities have assured UNMISS that the shooting was an “isolated incident.” The targeting…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

South Africa: Rescheduling of The Ad Hoc Committee on Section 100 Intervention in North West Province oversight visit

Following broad consultations with the political and administrative leadership the visit has now been scheduled during the NCOP oversight week starting on 16 to 19 October 2018

The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) would like to apologise unreservedly to the various stakeholders in the North West Province following the postponement of the oversight visit of the Ad Hoc Committee tasked to inquire into the intervention in terms of section 100 of the Constitution. The visit had to…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of Government Communication and Information |

South Africa: Government Activities for the Week 10 - 16 September 2018

The mobile government services will be situated at Tanganani Open Space, Extention 3 in Diepsloot township, and will include the processing of applications for Identity Documents, birth and death certificates and other Home Affairs services

Government has scheduled the following briefings/activities for the week: 10 - 16 September 2018. The activities, which are aligned to the National Development Plan and outlined in the Medium Term Strategic Framework 2014-2019, are undertaken to build a better South Africa. South Africa will from 10 -13 September, host this…

Source: EXX Africa |

The trade of illegal weapons implicates senior government officials in Djibouti – Report

EXX Africa published a special report on the arms trade in the Horn of Africa

EXX Africa (www.EXXAfrica.com) published a special report on the arms trade in the Horn of Africa. Download the report: https://bit.ly/2CcF7hr The trade of illegal weapons implicates senior government officials in Djibouti, which suggests that the Doraleh port terminal, which is now under government control and suffers from porous customs checks, will…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of Government Communication and Information |

South Africa: Statement by Minister Jeff Radebe on Integrated Resource Plan 2018

Director General, Thabane Zulu; Deputy Directors Generals from the Department; Media representatives; Ladies and Gentlemen; Good morning! As you may be aware, Cabinet on the 22nd August 2018 approved the draft updated Integrated Resource Plan (IRP 2018) report for publication for public input. Today we will be releasing this long…