New dawn for senior officer education in SANDF

The face of training senior officers in the South African National Defence force has changed racially today with the onset of a full time Masters Degree studies programme. The first class of 38 officers will be awarded with post graduate degrees certified by Stellenbosch University. At a parade marking the start of the Security and […]

Nigerian military disputes Baga casualty figures

Nigerian authorities say the number of people killed in attacks by Boko Haram militants on the town of Baga last week was no more than 150. The defence ministry said this figure included many of the terrorists who had attacked the town in Borno state and faced resistance by troops. Local officials in the north […]

Get used to power cuts, warns ESCOM

South Africans have been been warned by their electricity parastatal to expect power cuts at any time. The statement from the Electricity Supply Commission or ESCOM comes after President Jaacob Zuma told the party faithful at the ANC’s 103rd birthday celebration that the power generation woes are a legacy of apartheid. The opposition Democratic Alliance […]