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Armed group atrocities on the rise in eastern DRC

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Atrocities committed by armed groups in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are part of a systematic pattern to disrupt lives, instil fear...

Senegalese heads up MONUSCO protection and operations

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Khassim Diagne is the new man at the helm MONUSCO protection and operations. The Senegalese is no stranger to the UN and its activities with...

Second African woman moves into top UN post in DR Congo

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...