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Second African woman moves into top UN post in DR Congo

Guinean Bintou Keita takes over the top position at the UN mission in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) next month when another African, Leila...

Guterres on latest DRC massacres

A spate of civilian massacres in the strife-torn Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) elicited a repeat of a call last year by the UN...

MONUSCO withdrawal “tailored” to provincial security needs

The UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has closed nine field offices since peaceful transfer of power in the 2018 presidential...

UN warned against rushed MONUSCO exit

Speaking on behalf of the A3+1 group in the UN Security Council, South Africa’s senior representative at the world body warned against “a budget-driven...

End of the runway for Hercules 403

It was, in retrospect, a somewhat ignominious end for a military aircraft that provided yeoman service over a 57-year period. The plus is all salvageable...

Op Mistral rotation in DR Congo underway

Any change in plans as regards the composition of the United Nation’s single largest mission – MONUSCO – have either not been finalised or...

MONUSCO ups security in Bunia

Future rebel attempts to attack Bunia in DR Congo’s Ituri province will encounter a higher level of defence from both MONUSCO and the national...

MONUSCO drawdown plans on track

The UN Security Council will “soon” be presented with a joint strategy for the progressive and phased drawdown of MONUSCO, according to Leila Zerrougui,...

C-130BZ recovery team quarantined at AFB Swartkop

An SA Air Force (SAAF) technical team was quarantined at the country’s oldest air force base – Swartkop – after returning from assisting with...

MONUSCO to “demilitarise and close offices”

Work is underway on a joint strategy for MONUSCO to “gradually and responsibly exit” the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) but this is not...


Armscor in-house expertise can generate revenue

Sweating Armscor assets, mainly property, was at one stage trumpeted as the way to eventually ensuring financial independence for the State-owned defence and security...