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Johannesburg, South Africa

Rioters took to the streets from the impoverished inner districts of the city. Professional soldiers were called in to quell the rioters, who were responding to pressure on gang violence.

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Soldiers have been fighting a dreadful urban battle in the interior districts, but have been largely effective at quelling the armed rioters. Unfortunately, many have experience with firearms and some are even mercenaries from southern Namibia who used to serve in the army, the fact of which will no doubt prolong the conflict.

Zones of the city are being blocked off as more soldiers move into the area.

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The JNN will continue to keep a close eye on the situation here in Johannesburg as it unfolds. Hopefully South Africa's finest will bring a swift end to the violence.

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The Republic of Mozambique supports the South African forces. We ourselves are having our own internal struggles, and understand the position you are in. We will closely watch our borders for any potential escaping rioters and offer soldiers if the violence escalates.

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The Republic of Mozambique supports the South African forces. We ourselves are having our own internal struggles, and understand the position you are in. We will closely watch our borders for any potential escaping rioters and offer soldiers if the violence escalates.

We thank the Republic of Mozambique for their kind words.

The Times [south African Edition]

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Cover Credits: Heidi Klaus

Pictured: Corporal Heinrich van der Berg before polarizing his visor.

Cover Story: The Namibian Mandate: A Story of Ordinary Men

Excerpt:

The Namibian Mandate: A Story of Ordinary Men

Heidi Klaus

Our Expeditionary Force recently moved into Namibia, a war-torn region privy to gangs, violence, and black markets with reprecussions flowing over the Northern border. However, these soldiers were men, just like us. They have families, they have friends, they like to do the same things we do on the weekends, but they swore an oath to protect this republic. However, we must ask ourselves, and even some of these troops, was this what they signed up for?

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The Confederacy is...unsettled by South Africa's recent expansion. We will be keeping a close eye on the situation, but wish you luck in dealing with the crime.

OOC: Lol, the expansion was before you were even a nation.

IC: We thank the Confederacy for their wishes of luck, however we do reassure them that there are no plans for further expansion.

Our report on the situation in Johannesburg is that the number of dissidents is rapidly declining and the rate of urban confrontations is falling in concert.

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Pretoria, South Africa

Today, Staatspresident Christiaan sent the remainder of the South African Expeditionary Force into the regions known as Angola and Zaire [The Democratic Republic of Congo], declaring them a protectorate. The areas will be administered with the lightest of touches, simply being protected from outside colonization so that native governments may form.

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Due to political constraints, the areas of Zaire and Angola have become provines of the Republic of South Africa. However, they have been made into autonomous provinces of South Africa with the promise of independence at the first moment a regional government is able to form. In the meantime however, they will be afforded the benefits of South Africa until they can organize themselves.

In the meantime, a general conscription has been enacted, for now encompassing all individuals from 18 to 22 years of age. The government has declined to comment on the reason or if the conscription will expand.

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The Namibian Mandate: A Story of Ordinary Men

Heidi Klaus

Excerpt:

"I was a typical dusk in Africa, ya know? Blood red sky, blood red earth. Runnin' down streets, cars here and there on fire, every wall's pock-marked by a hundred rounds. Haha, half the houses were no more than concrete frames at that point. You could hear the children screamin', but we had a job to do, ya know? Smugglers and gangsters all holed up in the downtown area, we stormed in and blazed the hell out of 'em. The IFV, they're Infantry Fightin' Vehicles, they come rollin' in behind us, ja? They cook off all the !@#$%^&* hidin' upstairs in the lofts while we go in and burn out the lower levels. It's all like clockwork. Then they start firin' rockets from the tops, so we call in the choppa'. Hell though, we book outta there just in time, the choppa' come in raining hell on the place, nearly tumbles down on us. All that's left is to sweep the outskirts. You gotta be careful though, those !@#$%^&*'re all hopped up on the drugs, you know? They take a bit to put down and ya gotta shoot 'em after they're down, shoot 'em right between the eyes, ja? Make sure they're dead, cause they'll play, they can take a !@#$ load more punishment without even flinchin', what with the drugs.

Am I proud 'a' what I did? Sure, I don't see why not. Makin' South Africa a safer place, ja? Not that any 'a' ya would understand. All you know is the sufferin' of a buncha kids who had their parents killed when in reality that was me killin' the officers, and them kids? Them kids are the rank 'n file, 'n' don't you forget it. They got guns in the shed behind those teary eyes. They don't miss their parents, they miss their commanders."

Corporal Van der Berg took a big drag off his cigarette after this one. He sat in all his armor save for his helmet, leaning on the wheel of one of the IFV's he had mentioned. He blew the smoke out with feeling and took another draw. I asked him, "Did they make you shoot children in Namibia, Corporal Van der Berg?"

"No one made me do anythin' lady. Them kids are shootin' at ya, ja?"

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In other news, the past few months have seen a significant change in regional demographics, with ethnic whites seen to be moving southward, particularly into the cities of Pretoria and Cape Town, while Johannesburg is also seeing an increase in its white population, despite the recent rioting. This coincides with a large movement of ethnically indigenous populations moving north out of the mother South Africa. The redistribution of whites has been explained easily by officials;

"The 'white population' is trying to consolidate, obviously. The laws post-British Rule were not easy on them outside of South Africa, so now that they can freely move down here, it was an obvious yes to the opportunity. As for the natives, the sting of apartheid's still there, despite governmental counter-measures. Any statement on the matter is purely hypothetical, but I'd say that they're fleeing the past oppression, the same as the white population."

OOC: No, this isn't a cover-up for IC conspiracy, it is what it says.

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Construction of the South African Navy has begun. Work is being done on 2 submarines and 1 aircraft carrier presently. There is no estimation on the time in which they will be done.

Production of military hardware is nearing record highs, factories churning out IFV's, APC's, weapons, missiles, tanks, and armor. With industry running at wartime production, hardware is being distributed at a very efficient pace.

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Pretoria, South Africa

Today, Major Christiaan announced the Sotho Doctrine. It states that no nation, including South Africa, may send military forces or equipment into the region of Lesotho, or any other things that would bring conflict or domination to the area. If this doctrine is violated, South Africa will repel the invaders from Lesotho and from there, South Africa will pursue retaliation options at their discretion.

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Zaire and Angola

Protesters and ultra-nationalists from the Mozambique Confederacy crossed the border illegally this morning. Border police have begun arresting the illegal immigrants and housing them in South African prisons. As of now, the border with the Mozambique Confederacy is closed, with Staatspresident Major Christiaan having this to say:

"The Mozambique Confederacy is continuing its propaganda war against the Republic of South Africa, despite the fact that they signed an NAP with our nation. Nevertheless, South Africa will not make a move. If the Confederacy wishes to secure the return of their citizens, they need only contact us.

As for their lack of recognition of our new provinces, it is of little consequence. We are there with a military presence and the continued support of the native populations. If the Confederacy moves into the area, it will be an act of aggressive war and invasion, let that be known to them. South Africa will not strike first. If the Confederacy wishes to continue escalating the situation, they may do so as evidence of their aggressive nature. Thank you."

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OOC: sorry this is in your news thread, thought it should go here, putting it in mine as well

IC:

The Confederacy today launched a sweeping crackdown of those illegally crossing the border, and arrested the ultra-nationalist leader. The justice minister says he will accept extradition requests if South Africa presents them.

"Although we do not recognize them as your territories, this is an act of complete foolishness by these rebels, and they have embarrassed our government. You can have them."

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Current Military Stats:

Professional Military (Ground Forces):

South Africa: 40,500

Namibia: 7,500

Angola: 100,000

Zaire: 70,000

Total Professional Military (Ground Forces): 217,500

Conscripted Military (Ground Forces):

South Africa: 2,466,000

Namibia: 108,550

Angola: 924,900

Zaire: 3,301,000

Total Conscripted Military (Ground Forces): 6,800,450

Total Strength of Ground Forces: 7,017,950

The South African Government has launched the Military Skills Development program, which aims to quickly and effectively teach combat skills to the newly conscripted forces of the South African National Defense Force. With a high DEFCON but lower threat level, the conscripted troops are able to effectively learn and retain combat training, making them effective soldiers.

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