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MONUSCO blue helmets train FARDC soldiers

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Part of the mandate the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has is assisting local security forces in stepping up...

CHU does Mandela Day in DR Congo

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The South African composite helicopter unit (CHU) in Democratic Republic of Congo (RDC) has an enviable reputation for doing the job during its time...

Hope for end to eastern DRC violence

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A new government action plan in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) can reverse the tragic deterioration in the country’s east, where thousands of human rights abuses are committed against civilians...

MONUSCO patrols top the 23 000 mark in four months

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Now in its 11th year, the United Nations mission in the conflict riddled Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) continues its unabated efforts to protect...

Four country troop boost for FIB

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The imminent arrival of South African, Kenyan and Nepalese troops along with Tanzanians already on the ground will boost MONUSCO’s Force Intervention Brigade (FIB)...

Next Op Mistral deployment readying for DRC

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A command post and field training exercise currently underway in North West is part of preparation for South Africa’s next troop contribution to the...

SA soldier killed by friendly fire in DR Congo

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A South African soldier succumbed to a 'friendly fire' incident in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Thursday 3 June, the South...

Guterres condemns attacks on displaced Congolese

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UN Secretary-General António Guterres wants Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) authorities to investigate recent deadly insurgent attacks in eastern provinces of the central African...

International Day of Peacekeepers – 29 May

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The UN marks the International Day of Peacekeepers, colloquially the “blue helmets” annually on 29 May. As the designated day this year is a...

Death by knives and machetes in eastern DR Congo

Suspected Islamist militants killed at least 22 civilians with knives and machetes in an overnight raid on villages near Beni in eastern Democratic Republic...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...