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DR Congo ethnic killings could be crimes against humanity

Killings, rapes and other barbaric violence committed by an ethnic armed group in north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo may amount to crimes against humanity...

Parliamentary Defence Committee wants more information on C-130BZ crash

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Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans (PCDMV) is keeping a weather eye on the forensic investigation into the runway excursion by an...

SANDF staying in DR Congo

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The South African military involvement in the DR Congo Force Intervention Brigade (FIB) will continue until at least the end of the current MONUSCO...

MONUSCO mandate extended

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South Africa’s sole continental commitment to peacekeeping – the UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) – will continue at least until...

Eighteen dead in Eastern DR Congo attack

Islamist militants killed 18 people in an attack on a village in eastern Congo, a regional official and a local human rights group said...

Eastern DRC rebels sanctioned by US

The US imposed sanctions on the leader of an Islamist rebel group and five others for serious human rights abuses including mass rape, torture...

Deja vu for Goodwill Parcel sponsors

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Sponsors of the Goodwill Parcels Project are right now experiencing a sense of deja vu – 12 months ago they were scheduled to deliver...

DR Congo violence in Ebola hotspot leaves people in “crossfire”

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Attacks on communities in an Ebola outbreak hotspot in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) sparked a humanitarian crisis and threaten aid distribution the...

Fourteen dead in DR Congo attack

Suspected Islamist fighters killed 14 people in eastern Congo, local authorities said, as a month-long spike in violence complicates efforts to contain a deadly...

DR Congo clinic attacks raise risk of Ebola resurgence

International organisations warned of potential resurgence of Ebola in DR Congo (DRC) after deadly militia attacks on health centres forced aid groups to suspend...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...