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SANDF members in the DRC receive medals ahead of rotation

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Members of 7 South African Infantry Battalion serving with the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have received United...

Clashes in Ebola-affected Congo city kill at least 9

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Heavy fighting between the army and local militiamen in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ebola-stricken city of Butembo killed at least nine people on...

U.S. sanctions Congo election officials, says they obstructed vote

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The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on three senior officials from Democratic Republic of Congo’s electoral commission, accusing them of corruption and obstructing...

SA soldiers in Goma receive goodwill parcels

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South African National Defence Force (SANDF) soldiers deployed with the United Nations Force Intervention Brigade (FIB) have been receiving goodwill parcels from a visiting...

Goodwill Parcel Project delegation arrives in Goma

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The South African National Defence Force’s (SANDF’s) Goodwill Parcel Project delegation has arrived in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) Goma, the capital of...

SANDF delegation visiting DRC

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A South African National Defence Force (SANDF) delegation is currently in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where it is handing over goodwill parcels...

ISS: SA’s trial by fire on the UN Security Council

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Less than a month into its term on the United Nations (UN) Security Council, South Africa faces a potential trial by fire which could...

Dozens killed, wounded in wake of Congo election results

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The U.N. human rights office said on Friday that it had documented 34 people killed, 59 wounded and 241 "arbitrary arrests" in the Democratic...

SADC meeting casts spotlight on DRC

President Cyril Ramaphosa has joined his counterparts from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) as they gather for the Double Troika Summit set to...

ISS: Will this election change the DRC?

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With the announcement this weekend that the Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) ruling party had won a substantial majority in the national assembly,...

Raw deal for defence in SONA

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Last week’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) by President Cyril Ramaphosa, also Commander-in-Chief of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), sadly did...