What Happened at Kulbiyow?

CONWAY WADDINGTON looks at competing claims about the Jan 2017 attack on the Kenyan Defence Force base in Kulbiyow.

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The SONA Soldiers

Why will there be soldiers outside South Africa’s parliament?

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ADR Wins Digital Watchdog Grant

After three years of firsts in African defence news, we are about to bring you a few more.

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Rethinking South African Arms Sales to the Persian Gulf

Rethinking South African Arms Sales to the Persian Gulf

With the recent announcement that South Africa intends to sell Iran weaponry worth R1.5 billion, including the Umkhonto surface-to-air missile, the country may contend that it is time to change its foreign military sales policy towards the Persian Gulf region. A Long...


ADR Wins Digital Watchdog Funding

ADR Wins Digital Watchdog Funding

InnovateAfrica's announcement of its winning entries for a share of $1 million in funding for developing advanced technologies and approaches in journalism includes a delightful surprise. Us. If the three and a half years that we have been covering conflict and...


Al-Shabaab reportedly overran another KDF military base

Al-Shabaab reportedly overran another KDF military base

Key vulnerabilities that have been raised repeatedly may have again played a role in the disaster. Notably, these include a lack of proper barriers and defensive measures to prevent or mitigate SVBIED attacks; insufficient intelligence/reconnaissance measures to detect and interdict massing militant forces prior to an attack; lack of Quick Reaction Force or inter-force cooperation to assist the forces under attack.






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ARMED FORCES DAY IN SOUTH AFRICA

THOMAS HOLDER and DARREN OLIVIER attend the 2017 Armed Forces Day demonstration.

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Whither the Pirates?

Whither the Pirates?

Did you know that roughly 57 people are currently in pirate hands? Or that the average pirate will make up to $75,000 a run?






DEFENCE INDUSTRY NEWS

Rethinking South African Arms Sales to the Persian Gulf

With the recent announcement that South Africa intends to sell Iran weaponry worth R1.5 billion, including the Umkhonto surface-to-air missile, the country may contend that it is time to change its foreign military sales policy towards the Persian Gulf region. A Long...

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Rheinmetall Denel Defence Day in Pictures Part 1

A joint weapons and ammunition exhibition and testing by Rheinmetall and Denel was held from 20-23 April. Showcasing a wide array of systems and munitions, the several days’ live firings impressed the firepower and technology at hand in South Africa.






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France announces order for Airbus A330 MRTT air-to-air refuelling aircraft

The French Air Force has enormous experience in the field of air-to-air refuelling. It knows the factors which are critical to success and its selection of the A330 MRTT is a real honour for us. In addition it is a long-standing operator of our transport aircraft and as always we are particularly proud in gaining the further confidence of an existing customer.”






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