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MONUSCO head denies logistic support for armed groups in DRC

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The senior civilian UN representative in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) denounces “fanciful rumours” the UN mission is providing logistic support to armed...

DR Congo Nobel laureate again under UN guard

United Nations peacekeepers resumed protection of Congo’s Nobel Prize Laureate Denis Mukwege, who received death threats after he called for justice over serious human...

Top UN official in Africa told leave the FIB alone

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The United Nations, in the form of a senior official tasked with African peace operations, was on the receiving end of a message “not...

SA soldiers rescue young girl from DRC rebels

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A South African infantry platoon was instrumental in rescuing a 10-year-old girl from a rebel force in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), adding...

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...

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SA’s top soldier right on decline upon a decline in the SANDF

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South Africa’s senior soldier – SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief – General Rudzani Maphwanya has it spot on in that the decline upon...