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The African Union (AU) is a continental union consisting of 54 countries in Africa.
The Battle of Cuito Cuanavale in 1987/88 was an important episode in the Angolan Civil War (1975 to 2002). Between 9 September and 7 October 1987, the Armed Forces for the Liberation of Angola (FAPLA), in an attempt to destroy the guerrillas of UNITA (the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola), advanced into southeastern Angola from Cuito Cuanavale to attack UNITA at Mavinga. The South African Defence Force (SADF), whose primary objective was to protect UNITA in southern Angola in order to prevent the South West African People's Organization (SWAPO) from using the region to launch attacks into South West Africa, once more intervened on UNITA’s behalf. The Battle of Cuito Cuanavale, which took place over about six months, was at that time the biggest battle on African soil since World War II.Mills & Williams (2006) The southwards FAPLA/Cuban advance against UNITA was halted with heavy casualties and was abandoned, and the battle then stalemated. Cuba and FAPLA switched their attention westward, the SADF removed the bulk of its resources to counter the new threat, and all sides resumed negotiations. Both sides claimed victory in the battle.
Burundi, officially the Republic of Burundi (Republika y'Uburundi,; République du Burundi, or), is a landlocked country in the African Great Lakes region of East Africa, bordered by Rwanda to the north, Tanzania to the east and south, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west.
Cassinga or Kassinga is a settlement in the Huíla province of southern Angola.
A ceasefire (or truce) is a temporary stoppage of a war in which each side agrees with the other to suspend aggressive actions.
The Comoros (جزر القمر), officially the Union of the Comoros (Comorian: Udzima wa Komori, Union des Comores, الاتحاد القمري), is a sovereign archipelago island nation in the Indian Ocean located at the northern end of the Mozambique Channel off the eastern coast of Africa between northeastern Mozambique and northwestern Madagascar.
Cuito Cuanavale is a town and municipality in Cuando Cubango (Kuando-Kubango) province in Angola.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (République démocratique du Congo), also known as DR Congo, DRC, DROC, RDC, Congo-Kinshasa, or simply Congo is a country located in Central Africa.
Etosha National Park is a national park in northwestern Namibia.
The gemsbok or gemsbuck (Oryx gazella) is a large antelope in the Oryx genus.
Grootfontein (Large Spring after the nearby hot springs) is a city of 23,793 inhabitants in the Otjozondjupa Region of central Namibia.
The infantry is the branch of a military force that fights on foot.
Kathu is a town in South Africa, and the iron ore capital of the Northern Cape province.
Kuvelai or Cuvelai is a town and municipality in Cunene Province in Angola.
Lohatla is a training area of the South African National Defence Force.
Mechanized infantry are infantry equipped with armored personnel carriers (APCs) or infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) for transport and combat (see also mechanized force).
The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 (Микоян и Гуревич МиГ-23; NATO reporting name: Flogger) is a variable-geometry fighter aircraft, designed by the Mikoyan-Gurevich design bureau in the Soviet Union.
The United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or MONUSCO (which is initials of its French name "Mission de l'Organisation des Nations unies pour la stabilisation en République démocratique du Congo") (until 2010 known as United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo or MONUC, Mission de l'Organisation des Nations Unies en République démocratique du Congo), is a United Nations peacekeeping force in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) which was established by the United Nations Security Council in resolutions 1279 (1999) and 1291 (2000) of the United Nations Security Council to monitor the peace process of the Second Congo War, though much of its focus subsequently turned to the Ituri conflict, the Kivu conflict and the Dongo conflict.
Namibia, officially the Republic of Namibia (German:; Republiek van Namibië), and formerly German South-West Africa and then South West Africa, is a country in southern Africa whose western border is the Atlantic Ocean.
The Northern Cape (Noord-Kaap; Kapa Bokone) is the largest and most sparsely populated province of South Africa.
Ondjiva (pre-1975: Pereira d'Eça) is a town located in southern Angola.
Operation Askari was a military operation during 1983 in Angola by the South African Defence Force (SADF) during the South African Border War and Angolan Civil War.
Operation Daisy was a military operation carried out in November 1981 by the South African Defence Force and South West African Territorial Force (SWATF) in Angola during the South African Border War and Angolan Civil War.
Operation Dolfyn was a military operation in Angola from May 1983 by the South African Defence Force (SADF) during the Angolan Civil War and South African Border War.
Operation Excite/Hilti (aka Operation Hilti and Operation Prone)Wilsworth, Clive (2012).
Operation Hooper was a military operation by the South African Defence Force (SADF) during the South African Border War.
Operation Meebos occurred during July and August 1982 with the objective of attacking SWAPO's People's Liberation Army of Namibia (PLAN) bases and new regional headquarters in Southern Angola by the South African Defence Force (SADF) based in South West Africa/Namibia.
Operation Merlyn (aka The Nine Day War) was a military operation by the South African Defence Force (SADF), South West African Territorial Force (SWATF) and South West African Police (SWAPOL) during the South African Border War and Angolan Civil War in April 1989.
Operation Moduler (sometimes incorrectly called "Modular") was a military operation by the South African Defence Force (SADF) during the South African Border War.
Operation Protea was a military operation during the South African Border War and Angolan Civil War in which South African Defence Forces (SADF) destroyed a number of South West Africa People's Organisation (SWAPO) bases in Angola.
Operation Reindeer, which began on 4 May 1978, was South Africa's second major military operation in Angola, carried out under the Apartheid regime, the first being Operation Savannah.
Operation Savanna (or Operation Savannah) was the first insertion of SOE trained Free French paratroops into German-occupied France during World War II.
Operation Sceptic (June 1980) was the largest anti-South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO) sweep during the South African Border War up to that point.
Operation Viper is the name of a United States military campaign.
Otavi is a town of 4,000 inhabitants in the Otjozondjupa Region of central Namibia.
Ovamboland (also: Owamboland) was the name given by English-speaking visitors to the land occupied by the Ovambo people in what is now northern Namibia and southern Angola.
The People's Liberation Army of Namibia (PLAN) was the active military wing of the South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO) during the Namibian War of Independence founded in 1962 by Sam Nujoma.
Postmasburg is a town in the Northern Cape province of South Africa, located approximately 170 km east of Upington.
Project Phoenix is an ongoing programme within the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to revive its Reserve Force and bring it on a par with the Regular Force under a "One Force policy." The aim is to reach a point whereby members of the Reserve Force can be easily substituted for those of the Regular Force for combat operations, thus easing the requirement to sustain a large Regular Force.
30 km/h (off-road) |- | Range: || 1000 km |- | Primary armament: || 20 mm semi-automatic cannon |- | Secondary armament: || 1 x 7.62 mm MG (coaxial), 7.62 mm MG (anti-aircraft), 1 x 7.62 mm MG (anti-aircraft), 2 x 2 smoke grenade dischargers |- | Power plant: || D 3256 BTXF 6-cylinder in-line turbocharged diesel developing 282 hp at 2,200 rpm |- | Crew: || 4 + 7 |--> The Ratel is the basic infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) of the South African National Defence Force's mechanized infantry battalions.
The RPG-7 (РПГ-7) is a portable, reusable, unguided, shoulder-launched, anti-tank rocket-propelled grenade launcher.
The Ruacana Power Station is a hydroelectric power plant near Ruacana in northwest Namibia, close to the Angolan border.
The South African Army is the army of South Africa, first formed after the Union of South Africa was created in 1910.
The South African Army Infantry Formation supervises all infantry within the South African Army.
The South African Border War, commonly referred to as the Angolan Bush War in South Africa, was a conflict that took place from 1966 to 1989 largely in South-West Africa (now Namibia) and Angola between South Africa and its allied forces (mainly the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola, UNITA) on the one side and the Angolan government, South-West Africa People's Organisation (SWAPO), and their allies (mainly Cuba) on the other.
South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO),, (German: Südwestafrikanische Volksorganisation, SWAVO; Afrikaans: Suidwes-Afrikaanse Volk-Organisasie, SWAVO), officially known as SWAPO Party of Namibia, is a political party and former national liberation movement in Namibia.
Tsumeb (Otjiherero name: Okavisume) is a city of 15,000 inhabitants and the largest town in Oshikoto region in northern Namibia.
United Nations Security Council Resolution 435, adopted on September 29, 1978, put forward proposals for a cease-fire and UN-supervised elections in South African-controlled South-West Africa which ultimately led to the independence of Namibia.
The United Nations Transition Assistance Group (UNTAG) was a United Nations (UN) peacekeeping force deployed from April 1989 to March 1990 in Namibia to monitor the peace process and elections there.
Upington is a town founded in 1884 and located in the Northern Cape province of South Africa, on the banks of the Orange River.
Xangongo is a town in Cunene Province, Angola.
61 Mechanised Battalion Group was a unit of the South African Infantry Corps; although it was classed as mechanized infantry, it was a combined arms force consisting of infantry, armour and artillery.