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Eastern DRC home to humanitarian disaster

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The “volatile” eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where a Southern African regional mission and force has been deploying since December is the scene...

UN Security Council told of good and bad in DR Congo

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The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) heard this week of progress with formation of a new government in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)...

Fighting in eastern DR Congo “worrisome” – Keita

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Fighting between M23 and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) armed forces (FARDC - Forces Armees de la Republic Democratique du Congo) in the east...

MONUSCO supremo condemns Oryx attack

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Last Friday’s attack on “an aircraft bearing the United Nations (UN) emblem” – to whit, a SA Air Force (SAAF) Oryx medium transport helicopter...

Restive eastern DR Congo deteriorating – top UN official

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The “worsening situation” in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) prompted a visit by a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) delegation which reports “a...

Eastern DRC a remains tinderbox

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Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) remains a tinderbox with the United Nations (UN) reporting at least 131 civilian deaths from M23 rebel attacks...

Ongoing DRC violence does not augur well for election – Keita

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With Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) preparing for a general election, the country’s deteriorating security situation and ongoing violence does not augur well, a...

Rocket attack on MONUSCO position, civilians killed in DRC

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The deteriorating security situation in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where a South African military presence is integral to a United Nations (UN)...

MONUSCO drawdown progressing

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The UN Security Council heard implementation of a transition plan for the “progressive, responsible and conditions-based drawdown of MONUSCO is progressing” with the UN...

Hope for end to eastern DRC violence

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A new government action plan in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) can reverse the tragic deterioration in the country’s east, where thousands of human rights abuses are committed against civilians...

Female peacekeepers should be climbing the ladder

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Bintou Keita, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Africa, discusses the benefits and challenges of bringing more women into peacekeeping. Originally from Guinea, Keita joined the United...