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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,...

C-130BZ recovery team quarantined at AFB Swartkop

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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”

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

DR Congo prisoners starve to death

Fifty-two inmates of a prison in north-eastern DR Congo city Bunia starved to death this year because of insufficient government funding, according to the...

Villagers killed in eastern DR Congo, Islamist militants suspected

Suspected Islamist militants killed at least 53 villagers in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ituri province this week, a local official said. Authorities blamed the...

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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...