Written by Jacques de Vries , Tuesday, 25 June 2013
Military Art & Science
The ‘Battle of Bangui’ in the Central African Republic in March and its aftermath should cause government to think about what sort of Defence Force South Africa needs. While the troops fought magnificently, the Defence Force had no means of either promptly reinforcing or extracting them. A similar challenge could have arisen in November when M23 rebels occupied Goma in the DRC.
On March 18 Bosco Ntaganda, International Criminal Court (ICC) inductee and leader of one of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s M23 rebel factions, walked into United States Embassy in Kigali. Ntaganda, also known as “The Terminator,” specifically asked to be transferred to the ICC in the Hague.
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