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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...

ISS: Quick reaction forces to the rescue in eastern DRC

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Can a revamped Force Intervention Brigade (FIB) turn the tide against the malignant Islamic State-linked armed group that continues to terrorise the eastern Democratic...

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)...

SA quick reaction force readies for DR Congo deployment

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South Africa’s commitment to the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will be boosted by the addition of a quick...

ISS: Reinventing the Force Intervention Brigade

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SADC has finally agreed to change the FIB, but the proposed new Quick Reaction Forces’ mandate is unclear. After seven years in the Democratic Republic...

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...

SA soldiers rescue young girl from DRC rebels

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A South African infantry platoon was instrumental in rescuing a 10-year-old girl from a rebel force in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), adding...

ISS: Asking the right questions about the Force Intervention Brigade

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‘The Force Intervention Brigade (FIB) should not be tampered with,’ the Southern African Development Community (SADC) insisted at its annual summit on Monday this...

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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...