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Al Shabaab kills at least 10 soldiers in Somalia

Heavy fighting erupted on Monday in the Somali border town of Balad Hawo near Kenya after Al Shabaab detonated a suicide car bomb and then stormed the military base there, the spokesman of the al Qaeda-linked group told Reuters.

Lesotho’s army chief shot dead

Officials in Lesotho have confirmed that the country’s army commander has been shot dead on Tuesday by rival officers at a military barracks.

4 soldiers, civilian killed in an ambush in Nigeria

Gunmen ambushed and killed four soldiers and a civilian in Nigeria's oil-rich south, local sources said Wednesday, breaking months of uneasy calm after unrest over the distribution of the country's oil revenues.

Trump commits to open-ended Afghan war

Reversing course from his campaign pledges, President Donald Trump on Monday night committed the United States to an open-ended conflict in Afghanistan, signaling he would dispatch more troops to America's longest war and vowing "a fight to…

Soldiers and police in Zimbabwe clash

Zimbabwean soldiers reportedly ran amok and "mercilessly" attacked members of the police, much to the amusement of the on-looking public in Harare on Tuesday

Nigerian soldiers killed in combat with Boko Haram

Nine Nigerian soldiers and a civilian have been killed during an operation to free 10 people abducted by militant Islam group Boko Haram, the army says. The abducted group of geologists and surveyors were rescued during the battle, it…

Transgender personnel barred from US military

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that transgender people may not serve "in any capacity" in the US military, upending a key policy from Barack Obama's administration and drawing swift condemnation. Announcing the major policy…

Mali soldiers gone missing after ambush by Islamists

About 10 Malian soldiers were missing following an ambush by suspected Islamist militants in the West African nation's desert north, the army said on Monday. An army convoy was attacked on the road between the towns of Gao and Menako on…

At least 10 Egyptian soldiers killed in car bomb attacks

At least 10 Egyptian soldiers were killed, including a colonel, and several injured in two suicide attacks on army checkpoints in northern Sinai on Friday, security sources said. Two vehicles were blown up while passing through two…