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AU condemns DRC violence

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Ongoing violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has attracted the ire of the African Union (AU) with the continental body expressing “deep...

21 SAI peacekeeping efforts rewarded with UN medals

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Two more SA Army units are now on the United Nations (UN) honours list following a medal parade In Democratic Republic of Congo’s North...

SADC re-affirms commitment to peace in DRC

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The Southern African Development Community (SADC) will continue contributing to restoring peace and stability to conflict-strewn Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) following hundreds of...

No South African lives lost in DR Congo public violence

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Violence, vandalism and rioting in the eastern DR Congo city Goma claimed 36 lives with the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) contingent all safe...

FIB jungle combat skills sharpened by Brazilians

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The ability of and skills necessary to operate successfully in jungle environments – essential for the MONUSCO Force Intervention Brigade (FIB) – have been...

African countries and areas make it to UN children and conflict...

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Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Somalia are the two African countries singled out by a United Nations (UN) report on children and armed...

MONUSCO assists with DRC demobilisation and re-integration

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Efforts to bring some measure of peace continue in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) even as rebel and insurgent led violence again raises its...

Rocket attack on MONUSCO position, civilians killed in DRC

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The deteriorating security situation in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where a South African military presence is integral to a United Nations (UN)...

MONUSCO exits Tanganyika province

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The United Nations (UN) mission in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is exiting Tanganyika province with “mission accomplished” proclaimed by the Secretary-General’s special representative...

Guterres adds his voice to concerns over DRC violence

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Support for this month’s United Nations (UN) Security Council (SC) “concern” over escalating violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) comes from Secretary...

UN names five armed groups behind current DR Congo violence

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The United Nations (UN) named five groups behind what it calls a deteriorating security situation in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), manifested...

Malawian peacekeepers bring normality back to North Kivu

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Seven months after Malawian soldiers were deployed to the North Kivu town Beni in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) life has – by and...

Volatile DRC situation discussed at UN Security Council

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The recent spate of violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is, according to a senior United Nations (UN) official entrusted with African...

Next RSABATT deployment starts final preparation training in Limpopo

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Currently underway and due to finish in August are SA Army exercises Matha and Phirima as final preparation for the next RSABATT (RSA Battalion)...

UN Security Council slams M23 attack in DR Congo

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An M23 attack on MONUSCO and FARDC forces in DR Congo’s North Kivu province has been “strongly condemned” by the United Nations (UN) Security...

1 Para DR Congo-bound to boost FIB

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An additional contribution by the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) to the United Nations (UN) Force Intervention Brigade (FIB) in the Democratic Republic of...

Militia attack on DRC IDP camp thwarted

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Speedy response by United Nations (UN) peacekeepers and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) soldiers put paid to a militia attack on a camp housing...

UN delegation in DR Congo to discuss MONUSCO budget needs

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United Nations (UN) planning to reduce its footprint in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was part of a recent visit to the troubled central...

Sapper’s DRC vegetable garden an example of Koba-Tlala in action

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Project Koba-Tlala, originally an initiative to provide employment and add skills to part-time soldiers not on active duty, has spread its wings to the...

Specialist jungle training for Malawian FIB component

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The Malawian component of MONUSCO’s force Intervention Brigade (FIB) honed mobile jungle warfare techniques under the watchful eyes of a specialist Brazilian team ahead...

Sailors and soldiers committed to continental and regional deployments

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Commander-in-Chief of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) President Cyril Ramaphosa followed Constitutional obligations to inform Parliament of decisions to utilise the military in...

Former combatants seemingly back in action in DRC

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The emergence of former M23 (Mouvement du 23 Mars) combatants in violence linked to armed groups in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is...

DR Congo strategy for former combatants led by government

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Ongoing efforts to bring peace and stability to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) now include P-DDRCS, a national strategy for demobilisation, disarmament, community...

Rebel activity ongoing in DRC, despite thousands of MONUSCO patrols

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An indication of the work MONUSCO, the largest United Nations (UN) peacekeeping mission with a sizeable South African contingent, does in its “adopted” home...

Eight killed when Pakistani helicopter shot down in DRC

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M23 rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) reportedly shot down a Puma medium transport helicopter in MONUSCO service, killing all eight people...

SA soldiers come out on top in DRC convoy ambush

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Escort duty in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is an essential and hazardous component of the multiple duties soldiers, including South Africans, are...

SA helo crew and ops medics to the rescue after IED...

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South African military aviation and medical expertise were again to the fore stabilising and evacuating injured Congolese soldiers in combined effort which drew praise...

New base in DRC for 21 SAI

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Soldiers from 21 SA infantry (SAI) Battalion recently deployed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as part of Operation Mistral and particularly those...

UN honours SA military helicopter crews

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Taskings executed by the airborne South African component of the United Nations (UN) mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo were acknowledged when composite...

MONUSCO early warning system prevents militia attacks

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A home-grown MONUSCO early warning system was put to good use in DR Congo’s Ituri province this month to prevent a rebel attack. CAN, presumably...

CSANDF on hand to welcome 15 SAI back from DRC

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South African infantry soldiers, specifically those in 15 SA Infantry (SAI) Battalion, earned singular praise from the country’s senior soldier for making “a valuable...

MONUSCO drawdown progressing

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The UN Security Council heard implementation of a transition plan for the “progressive, responsible and conditions-based drawdown of MONUSCO is progressing” with the UN...

Air and road transport enlisted to move SA soldiers to DR...

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The last stop in South Africa for soldiers posted to the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is the...

Lawmakers sound alarm over 114 violent civilian deaths in Eastern DR...

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At least 144 civilians were killed in eastern Congo this month, lawmakers from the conflict-hit provinces said, refusing to back extending a state of...

Major wildlife products bust in DRC

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Authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) seized $3.5 million worth of ivory, rhinoceros horn and pangolin scales in a joint operation with United...

Top UN award for MONUSCO Nepali police officer

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A Nepali peacekeeper serving in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is the UN Woman Police Officer of the Year Award. Superintendent Sangya Malla is...

Top UN peacekeeping official says MONUSCO not leaving DR Congo

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MONUSCO will not leave the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the lurch and will continue efforts to ensure elections planned for 2023 go...

Top UN peacekeeping official in DRC

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MONUSCO, the world’s largest UN peacekeeping mission boasting a significant South African component, is hosting Jean-Pierre Lacroix, under-secretary general for peace operations. While in the...

UN medals for 15 SAI

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With less than two months to go on a 12 month continental peacekeeping deployment, 15 SA Infantry Battalion’s Alpha Company was recognised by the...

SA FIB commander looks back

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Looking back on his term of duty as Officer Commanding the MONUSCO force intervention brigade (FIB), South African one-star general Monwabisi Dyakopu remembers the...

MONUSCO military racks up 17 000 plus patrols in three months

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Proof of the effort MONUSCO, the United Nation’s largest peacekeeping mission, puts into stabilising the sprawling and strife-torn Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) comes...

New FIB commander

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The new man at the helm of the UN’s only peacekeeping component tasked with an offensive role is Tanzanian brigadier general Stevens Mnkande who...

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...