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  • v. Alternative spelling of demobilize.

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  • v. retire from military service
  • v. release from military service or remove from the active list of military service


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  • He claimed that Masetlha was working with Mantashe to "demobilise" the campaign to elect Mbalula as the next secretary general in 2012.

    Guardian Online

  • They wanted to "demobilise" the ANC to become only an "electoral machine.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • They are nothing less than an attempt to demobilise the left's natural constituencies the working and progressive middle classes, the demographic majority in the UK.

    Letters: A recovery plan for Labour

  • On Friday, Uganda said it signed an accord with the LRA for the rebels to disarm, demobilise and reintegrate into the army as a last step before signing a comprehensive peace deal to end more than 20 years of war.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The different factions had suggested they were ready to stop fighting and demobilise after getting sight of a historic deal presented to them Monday.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • "We know they've chosen us because we're Tutsi," a Burundian officer who asked to remain anonymous told AFP, adding "we are not refusing to demobilise but we are victims of mistreatment".

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • More than 650 mostly Tutsi soldiers in Burundi refused to demobilise on Monday in the small central African country, citing unfair ethnic treatment.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • "But the LRA will not disarm or demobilise until the ICC warrants of arrest and some other issues within the agreement are resolved."

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Integrationist Front (FNI) militia, has been promising to demobilise his forces in return for a general amnesty and a colonel's rank in the FARDC, which he has obtained.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The subjective crisis of the 1996 project relates to the multiple effects of attempts to demobilise and reconfigure the ANC and its alliance as the necessary condition for a technocratic, state-led delivery process working hand-in-glove with big capital.

    Two steps forward, two steps back


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