LOCKDOWN | Ramaphosa writes to Parliament, reveals 2 820 soldiers could be on SA's streets until June

2020-03-27 10:42

Members of the South African National Defence Force could be patrolling the country’s streets well beyond the 21-day lockdown period.

UPDATE | 8 killed in Boko Haram attack on army post in southeastern Niger

2020-03-10 11:03

An attack by Boko Haram jihadists on an army post in the southeastern Niger region of Diffa has left eight dead and three missing, according to state radio.

SSA denies clearance for two former ministers meant to serve as SA envoys - report

2020-03-01 15:11

Two former intelligence ministers Siyabonga Cwele and Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba have been denied top security clearances by the State Security Agency, according to reports.

WATCH | At least 9 killed in Germany shisha bar shootings

2020-02-20 09:36

At least nine people have been killed in shootings targeting shisha bars in Germany that sparked a huge manhunt overnight before the suspected gunman was found dead in his home.

'Everything is hackable' warns cyber group after hacking the Olympics and FC Barcelona Twitter accounts

2020-02-18 13:00

The hackers claimed to have read private messages that indicated a popular player was heading back to FC Barcelona. Twitter confirmed the hacks.

US military begins adjusting presence in Africa

2020-02-13 11:03

The United States announced Wednesday an initial plan for adjusting its military presence in Africa amid concerns the country will reduce forces fighting radical jihadists on the continent.

30 Yemenis medically evacuated for the first time in three years

2020-02-09 17:55

This is the first time in three years that Yemeni patients are allowed to fly from Sanaa for medical treatment abroad.

No evidence of Sudan paramilitaries fighting in Libya - UN

2020-01-21 11:11

A United Nations panel has said it had no 'credible evidence' of Sudanese paramilitaries fighting in conflict-wracked Libya for military strongman Khalifa Haftar as alleged by some media outlets.

The AA now offers armed response, which will come help you in the mall, in your car or home – from R25 a month

2020-01-17 11:42

The AA has partnered with security firms, which will dispatch the closest security officer when you feel unsafe.

Military chiefs sacked after deadly Niger jihadist attack

2020-01-14 06:07

Niger replaced two top military brass on Monday, four days after a jihadist assault on an army base left 89 dead in the biggest single loss in the country's history.


Hackers are using these fake coronavirus maps to give people malware

2020-03-12 21:11

Cybersecurity researchers have identified several fake Covid-19 tracker maps that infect people's computers with malware when opened.

Boko Haram jihadists attack Niger army position after lull in conflict

2020-03-09 13:08

Boko Haram jihadists have attacked an army position in southeastern Niger, according to sources, following a lull in violence since the end of last year.

Safeguards from 'infringement' in RICA are sufficient, ConCourt hears

2020-02-26 05:38

The safeguards from any unreasonable infringement of the right to privacy in the Regulation of Interception of Communication Act (RICA) are enough, the Constitutional Court has heard.

Cameroon army blames 'unfortunate accident' for village massacre

2020-02-18 13:33

Cameroon's army has denied opposition charges that it had massacred villagers in a troubled English-speaking region, blaming instead an 'unfortunate accident' caused by an explosion of fuel during a firefight.

Amnesty International urges probe into troops' 'razing' of Nigerian villages

2020-02-14 13:24

Amnesty International has called for an investigation into the alleged burning of villages by Nigerian troops in the volatile northeast following a recent surge in jihadist attacks.

New killings in eastern DR Congo blamed on ADF militia

2020-02-10 09:31

Fighters from the Allied Democratic Forces militia have killed seven civilians in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, just days after another massacre, according to local officials and police.

'Jihadists' kill 18 civilians in Burkina Faso

2020-02-03 11:08

Suspected jihadists have killed 18 civilians in an attack in northern Burkina Faso, the governor of the Sahel region has said.

Kenya arrests five for suspected terrorism

2020-01-19 17:29

Kenyan authorities have arrested five people suspected of preparing a terror attack in Nairobi, according to a police report seen by AFP on Sunday.

Instagram keeps a detailed list of everything it thinks you're interested in — here's how to find it

2020-01-16 05:45

Instagram shares the data it collects about the topics you're supposedly interested in, and the company apparently has no idea what I like.

US House votes to restrain Trump's actions against Iran

2020-01-10 20:27

Democrat-controlled House passes nonbinding War Powers resolution, but similar measure faces an uphill battle in Senate.

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