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There is honour in SA’s Bangui loss

The debacle involving elite South African forces in the Central African Republic, culminating in their hasty withdrawal this week, is a reminder that more often than not the military “solution” provides anything but resolution to a problem. One does not have to delve back far to find that optimistically embarked upon campaigns often deliver endings…

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Why I will not fight for CAR or any other country

Why would they ask me to put on a uniform and go to the heart of Africa to fire high-calibre machine guns and drop bombs on fellow Africans whose leader got into power through a coup and not democratic elections? I will not draw guns and shoot bombs at the sight of marauding African rebel…

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