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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,...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...