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UN Security Council slams M23 attack in DR Congo

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An M23 attack on MONUSCO and FARDC forces in DR Congo’s North Kivu province has been “strongly condemned” by the United Nations (UN) Security...

1 Para DR Congo-bound to boost FIB

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An additional contribution by the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) to the United Nations (UN) Force Intervention Brigade (FIB) in the Democratic Republic of...

Militia attack on DRC IDP camp thwarted

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Speedy response by United Nations (UN) peacekeepers and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) soldiers put paid to a militia attack on a camp housing...

UN delegation in DR Congo to discuss MONUSCO budget needs

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United Nations (UN) planning to reduce its footprint in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was part of a recent visit to the troubled central...

Sapper’s DRC vegetable garden an example of Koba-Tlala in action

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Project Koba-Tlala, originally an initiative to provide employment and add skills to part-time soldiers not on active duty, has spread its wings to the...

Specialist jungle training for Malawian FIB component

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The Malawian component of MONUSCO’s force Intervention Brigade (FIB) honed mobile jungle warfare techniques under the watchful eyes of a specialist Brazilian team ahead...

Sailors and soldiers committed to continental and regional deployments

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Commander-in-Chief of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) President Cyril Ramaphosa followed Constitutional obligations to inform Parliament of decisions to utilise the military in...

Former combatants seemingly back in action in DRC

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The emergence of former M23 (Mouvement du 23 Mars) combatants in violence linked to armed groups in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is...

DR Congo strategy for former combatants led by government

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Ongoing efforts to bring peace and stability to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) now include P-DDRCS, a national strategy for demobilisation, disarmament, community...

Rebel activity ongoing in DRC, despite thousands of MONUSCO patrols

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An indication of the work MONUSCO, the largest United Nations (UN) peacekeeping mission with a sizeable South African contingent, does in its “adopted” home...

Eight killed when Pakistani helicopter shot down in DRC

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M23 rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) reportedly shot down a Puma medium transport helicopter in MONUSCO service, killing all eight people...

SA soldiers come out on top in DRC convoy ambush

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Escort duty in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is an essential and hazardous component of the multiple duties soldiers, including South Africans, are...

SA helo crew and ops medics to the rescue after IED...

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South African military aviation and medical expertise were again to the fore stabilising and evacuating injured Congolese soldiers in combined effort which drew praise...

New base in DRC for 21 SAI

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Soldiers from 21 SA infantry (SAI) Battalion recently deployed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as part of Operation Mistral and particularly those...

UN honours SA military helicopter crews

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Taskings executed by the airborne South African component of the United Nations (UN) mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo were acknowledged when composite...

MONUSCO early warning system prevents militia attacks

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A home-grown MONUSCO early warning system was put to good use in DR Congo’s Ituri province this month to prevent a rebel attack. CAN, presumably...

CSANDF on hand to welcome 15 SAI back from DRC

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South African infantry soldiers, specifically those in 15 SA Infantry (SAI) Battalion, earned singular praise from the country’s senior soldier for making “a valuable...

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...

Air and road transport enlisted to move SA soldiers to DR...

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The last stop in South Africa for soldiers posted to the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is the...

Lawmakers sound alarm over 114 violent civilian deaths in Eastern DR...

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At least 144 civilians were killed in eastern Congo this month, lawmakers from the conflict-hit provinces said, refusing to back extending a state of...

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