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Coronavirus prevention a MONUSCO priority, but no halt to mission mandate

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The South African contingent of the UN’s largest peacekeeping mission – MONUSCO – is along with the rest of the mission sticking to prescribed...

Lockdown in DR Congo mining heartland

Democratic Republic of Congo imposed a two-day lockdown in part of its copper and cobalt heartland, as two of the largest mines took steps...

Pakistani major’s insight on MONUSCO operations

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A Pakistani major attached to the UN’s largest peace mission outlined eight rewarding aspects of her work with MONUSCO in the Democratic Republic of...

DR Congo confirms first coronavirus case

Democratic Republic of Congo confirmed its first case of coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing the number of countries in sub-Saharan Africa hit by the epidemic...

DR Congo military spy chief “hanged”

Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi said the death of the country’s top army spy was apparently due to hanging, but did not spell out whether...

Last DR Congo Ebola patient discharged

The last patient treated for Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was discharged this week the World Health Organisation (WHO) said, bringing the...

MONUSCO improves road links in DR Congo

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Chances the South Africans currently in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) overseeing the late delivery of goodwill parcels travelling on a road recently...

DR Congo military intelligence chief dies

DR Congo military intelligence chief died after a heart attack, his wife said, following media reports an investigation was opened into allegations he...

Dozens killed in DRC militant attacks

Suspected Islamist militants killed at least 62 civilians in a series of massacres in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where the army is waging...

Thirty dead in DR Congo militant attack

Suspected Islamist militants killed at least 30 people in attacks on villages in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, local officials and...

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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...