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Diplomacy & Peace

Political brinkmanship a threat to DRC election – UN peacekeeper

DRC political brinkmanshipPolitical brinkmanship and a refusal to compromise will see further delays in preparations for elections and deepening of the political crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), gripped by a recent spate of violent protests, the United Nations peacekeeping chief told the Security Council this week.

Former South Sudan army chief of staff declared a rebel

Malong declared a rebel.The South Sudanese government declared former army chief of staff General Paul Malong a rebel and accused him of being behind a series of attacks last week.

South Africa’s foreign military representation reaches 62 countries

South African defence attachesThat the South African military is part and parcel of the country’s foreign policy is evidenced not only by troop and materiel contributions to African peacekeeping missions but also by the number of defence and military attaches the country deploys.

South Sudan truce violation sees clashes near Juba

South Sudan truce violationClashes broke out near South Sudan’s capital Juba between government troops and rebels, officials said, the latest violation of a ceasefire signed last month.

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