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Ethiopian men gather in Addis Ababa

Remembering Africans’ role in ending World War 2

Many Africans enlisted – or were conscripted by their colonial ruler, Britain – to fight the Axis countries in World War 2. They were instrumental in bringing an end to the war, which was fought across Africa, Europe and the East, yet there is not much known about their contribution.

President Zuma's new Cabinet

Condolences for helicopter crash victims

President Jacob Zuma has expressed his sincere condolences to the families of the five soldiers who died in a helicopter crash at the Kruger National Park on the weekend.
Denel bags R93m UK export order

Condolences for fallen SA soldiers

President Jacob Zuma has conveyed his deepest condolences to the families of the 13 South African soldiers who were killed after clashes with the Seleka rebel alliance in the Central African Republic (CAR) on the weekend.
South African police 'raising their game'

World Cup show of force in Sandton

The centre of Sandton, Johannesburg's financial district, came to a brief standstill on Monday as thousands of police officers, soldiers and emergency personnel paraded on the streets in an impressive show of readiness ahead of the 2010 Fifa World Cup.
SS Mendi ship history

Remembering the SS Mendi

On 21 February 1917 over 600 black South Africans serving in World War I lost their lives when the troop carrier SS Mendi sank in the icy waters of the English Channel. The tragedy is now being commemorated by a special film produced by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
Honouring black dead in Boer War

Honouring black dead in Boer War

Over a hundred years later, black South Africans who died in the Anglo-Boer War are finally to be honoured, as part of an agreement between the UK and South Africa to renovate and maintain the graves of some 25 000 Commonwealth soldiers who lost their lives in the war.

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