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High level UN investigation into DRC ambush underway

The specialist UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) is conducting a thorough investigation into the DR Congo (DRC) ambush that saw an ambassador...

Armed group atrocities on the rise in eastern DRC

Atrocities committed by armed groups in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are part of a systematic pattern to disrupt lives, instil fear...

Senegalese heads up MONUSCO protection and operations

Khassim Diagne is the new man at the helm MONUSCO protection and operations. The Senegalese is no stranger to the UN and its activities with...

Second African woman moves into top UN post in DR Congo

Guinean Bintou Keita takes over the top position at the UN mission in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) next month when another African, Leila...

Guterres on latest DRC massacres

A spate of civilian massacres in the strife-torn Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) elicited a repeat of a call last year by the UN...

MONUSCO withdrawal “tailored” to provincial security needs

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

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

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

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

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...


Are SANDF communicators losing the plot?

Apart from somewhat poor communication with its various external audiences, there also appears to be a lack of communication internally at the SA National...