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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...

Jungle training for quick reaction force ahead of DRC deployment

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A quick reaction force (QRF) is part of South Africa’s contribution to the three-nation Force Intervention Brigade (FIB) deployed in DR Congo as the...

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...

UN offers one symbolic dollar for Rooivalk expertise

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The days of the South African composite helicopter unit (CHU) as a major contributor to MONUSCO’s Force Intervention Brigade (FIB) in the Democratic Republic...

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...

SAAF CHU medal parade in DR Congo

The cloud hanging over the future of the SA Air Force (SAAF) composite helicopter unit (CHU) deployed in the Democratic Republic of...

Shoke praises bravery of FIB soldiers

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General Solly Shoke, SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief, commended two soldiers for bravery after an "encounter" with rebels in the Democratic...

South Africa to take up FIB restructuring with UN Department of...

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South Africa is going to take restructuring and possible downsizing of the Democratic Republic of Congo-based Force Intervention Brigade (FIB) up with...

UN Force Intervention Brigade in DR Congo to be reconfigured

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The latest UN Security council report on its single largest peace mission – MONUSCO in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) –...

New Force Intervention Brigade boss is South African

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Newly minted South African brigadier general Patrick Dube has taken over command of the tri nation Force Intervention Brigade (FIB) in the...

ISS: Is the Force Intervention Brigade still justifying its existence?

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The Force Intervention Brigade (FIB), the sharp end of MONUSCO – the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo...

Mapisa-Nqakula to visit SA troops in the DRC

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Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula will spend the latter part of this week in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) conducting an oversight...

Malawian soldier killed and another wounded in latest DRC rebel attack

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The UN peacekeeper killed in fighting between ADF (Allied Democratic Forces) rebels and MONUSCO's Force Intervention Brigade (FIB) was a Malawian soldier,...

SA soldiers who allegedly went AWOL in DRC discharged

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South African soldiers recalled from duty with the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in September have been "administratively...

South African peacekeepers return home after allegedly going AWOL

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About 50 South African soldiers have been sent home from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where they were part of the...

More South African military training asked for by the DRC

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South African military expertise has again been requested by the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to train FARDC soldiers. It is not a...

SA soldiers coming home from the DRC this weekend

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South African soldiers stranded in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) thanks to an apparent aviation administrative snarl-up are expected home this...

South African continental peacekeeping deployments extended for another year

President Jacob Zuma wearing his SA National Defence Force (SANDF) commander-in-chief hat has committed South Africa to more than R1,4 billion in...

UN DRC mission extended but with reduced troop numbers

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The Security Council passed a resolution renewing the mandate of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo...

SANDF still part of MONUSCO FIB

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South Africa as a troop contributing country to MONUSCO's Force Intervention Brigade (FIB) in the DRC has re-affirmed its commitment to neutralising...

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