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Op Mistral rotation in DR Congo underway

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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

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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...

MONUSCO drawdown plans on track

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The UN Security Council will “soon” be presented with a joint strategy for the progressive and phased drawdown of MONUSCO, according to Leila Zerrougui,...

C-130BZ recovery team quarantined at AFB Swartkop

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An SA Air Force (SAAF) technical team was quarantined at the country’s oldest air force base – Swartkop – after returning from assisting with...

MONUSCO to “demilitarise and close offices”

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Work is underway on a joint strategy for MONUSCO to “gradually and responsibly exit” the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) but this is not...

DR Congo prisoners starve to death

Fifty-two inmates of a prison in north-eastern DR Congo city Bunia starved to death this year because of insufficient government funding, according to the...

Villagers killed in eastern DR Congo, Islamist militants suspected

Suspected Islamist militants killed at least 53 villagers in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ituri province this week, a local official said. Authorities blamed the...

MONUSCO head denies logistic support for armed groups in DRC

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The senior civilian UN representative in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) denounces “fanciful rumours” the UN mission is providing logistic support to armed...

DR Congo Nobel laureate again under UN guard

United Nations peacekeepers resumed protection of Congo’s Nobel Prize Laureate Denis Mukwege, who received death threats after he called for justice over serious human...

Top UN official in Africa told leave the FIB alone

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The United Nations, in the form of a senior official tasked with African peace operations, was on the receiving end of a message “not...

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Joint Standing Committee on Defence shows short memory span

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Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) publicly acknowledged the “exceptional leadership” of outgoing SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief General Solly Shoke last...
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