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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...

Forensic investigation into crashed C-130BZ underway

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A forensics team arrived in Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) this week to start the laborious task of investigating a damaged...

More work for Force Intervention Brigade

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A bigger effort will be expected of South African airmen and soldiers in the MONUSCO Force Intervention Brigade (FIB) following a rise in attacks...

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...

Three killed in Ebola response centre attacks

Three health workers were killed and several injured in attacks on two Ebola response centres in eastern Congo, authorities and health services said. Violence...

Nineteen dead in another DR Congo attack

Suspected Islamist rebels killed at least 19 people in east Congo, an official said, the latest attack causing anger at perceived inaction by the...

Extra MONUSCO patrols following arson, attacks

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Peacekeepers from the UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) conducted extensive patrols in the east of the country on Tuesday, a...

UN Ebola teams evacuated

The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) evacuated staff working on the Ebola epidemic from Beni in Democratic Republic of...

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