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Faction of DR Congo rebel group surrenders after internal revolt

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Almost 500 fighters from a faction of one the largest armed groups in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have surrendered to the government just...

SADC against FIB reconfiguration

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South Africa, along with Malawi and Tanzania, the three Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries making up the sole United Nations peacekeeping force with...

Crashed C-130BZ in DR Congo coming back to SA

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The 28 Squadron C-130BZ Hercules (tail number 403) involved in a runway excursion in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in January will be...

Another SA general leads the FIB

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The new man at the helm of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Force Intervention Brigade (FIB) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)...

UN medals for SA soldiers in DRC

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Eight hundred SA National Defence Force personnel, including 100 women, were presented with UN medals for 12 months service in the UN Stabilisation Mission...

CHU’s lone woman mechanic

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One of many women actively involved in UN peacekeeping missions is SA Air Force (SAAF) helicopter mechanic Sergeant Joy Mmotong. She and others form...

Salvage work underway on Hercules C-130BZ 403

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SA Air Force (SAAF) technical personnel are stripping usable components from C-130BZ (tail number 403) next to the runway at Goma Airport in Democratic...

Congo Airways goes Embraer

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Congo Airways converted a December 2019 order for two E175 aircraft, with purchase rights for two more, into a firm order for two E190-E2...

SAAF Herc still languishing outside at Goma

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Hercules C-130BZ (registration 403) is currently a coronavirus victim and has not been moved from where it unceremoniously stopped after a runway excursion in...

Disarmament sites handed to Ituri provincial government

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MONUSCO handed two sites to the provincial government for disarmament and demobilisation of militiamen from the Ituri Patriotic Resistance Force (FRPI). The sites are erected...

Legal action by Congolese against foreign passport provider

Congolese citizens and international campaign groups filed a civil action in Belgium against passport manufacturer Semlex, investigated by prosecutors for possible money laundering and...

DR Congo armed group to lay down arms

An armed group in north-east Congo known for using fetishes to protect fighters will lay down arms and end attacks against civilians and the...

DR Congo cult leader arrested

Police in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) arrested Ne Muanda Nsemi, a self-styled prophet and leader of a separatist religious sect, following gunfire in...

Separatists killed in DR Congo clashes

Fourteen members of a religious sect aiming to revive the pre-colonial Kongo kingdom died in clashes between police and locals in western Democratic Republic...

Chinese killed in DRC attack

A gun attack in a mining area in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) killed three Chinese nationals, China’s official Xinhua news agency reported,...

Coronavirus prevention a MONUSCO priority, but no halt to mission mandate

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The South African contingent of the UN’s largest peacekeeping mission – MONUSCO – is along with the rest of the mission sticking to prescribed...

Lockdown in DR Congo mining heartland

Democratic Republic of Congo imposed a two-day lockdown in part of its copper and cobalt heartland, as two of the largest mines took steps...

Pakistani major’s insight on MONUSCO operations

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A Pakistani major attached to the UN’s largest peace mission outlined eight rewarding aspects of her work with MONUSCO in the Democratic Republic of...

DR Congo confirms first coronavirus case

Democratic Republic of Congo confirmed its first case of coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing the number of countries in sub-Saharan Africa hit by the epidemic...

DR Congo military spy chief “hanged”

Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi said the death of the country’s top army spy was apparently due to hanging, but did not spell out whether...

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