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Eastern DRC briefing for UNSC delegation

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United Nations Security Council (UNSC) staffers were briefed on the security situation in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by Major General Jeff Nyagah,...

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...

SAAF Herc still languishing outside at Goma

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Hercules C-130BZ (registration 403) is currently a coronavirus victim and has not been moved from where it unceremoniously stopped after a runway excursion in...

SAMHS doctors keeping busy in the DRC

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At the Composite Helicopter Unit (CHU) in Goma, DRC, is a South African Military Health Services (SAMHS) level one hospital. DefenceWeb had the opportunity to...

Armed rebel groups still a major threat in the DRC

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Armed rebel groups are still a major threat in the DRC, with attacks on civilians in eastern DRC occuring in December 2019. DefenceWeb interviews the...

SAMHS doctors treating civilians and soldiers in harsh conditions in the...

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The South African Medical Health Service (SAMHS) personnel deployed to Goma in the Domcratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are being kept relatively busy treating...

Oryx remains Monusco’s top transport helicopter in the DRC

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The UN peacekeeping mission in the DRC (Monusco) has a Composite Helicopter Unit (CHU) based in the eastern DRC city, Goma. The CHU includes three...

Rooivalk maintains its advantage in the DRC

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The UN Peacekeeping mission in the DRC (Monusco) has a Composite Helicopter Unit (CHU) based in Goma, bordering Rwanda. DefenceWeb interviewed Corne Stander, a Rooivalk...

Crash-landed SAAF C-130 remains on edge of Goma runway

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The C-130BZ Hercules transport aircraft of the South African Air Force (SAAF) that crash-landed at Goma airport in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo...

SA pilots and aircraft continue to dominate DRC airspace

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The United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Monusco) is currently the biggest UN peacekeeping mission with approximately 18...

Goodwill Parcel Project concludes successful trip to SA soldiers in DRC

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South African National Defence Force (SANDF) soldiers deployed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) under the United Nations Force Intervention Brigade (FIB) could...

Update: SAAF C-130BZ Hercules crash lands in DRC

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A C-130BZ Hercules transport aircraft of the South African Air Force (SAAF) crash landed at Goma airport in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo...

Goma air crash leaves 27 dead

At least 27 people were killed, including some on the ground, when an aircraft crashed into a densely populated neighbourhood in Goma in eastern...

Goma tests Ebola response

Deo Bakulu washes his hands at every opportunity since Ebola reached eastern Democratic Republic of Congo city Goma last month. The washing station set up...

Border closed at Goma

DR Congo’s presidency said Rwandan authorities closed the border between Goma and nearby Gisenyi for people other than Congolese citizens leaving Rwanda. Goma confirmed its...

Child killed in DR Congo blast, 32 peacekeepers injured

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An explosion killed a child and injured 32 Indian peacekeepers in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo city of Goma on Tuesday,...

Police fire tear gas on crowd of mourners in eastern DR...

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Congolese police fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of people who had gathered in the eastern city of Goma on Saturday to...

DR Congo forces arrest suspected leader of Goma airport attack

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Soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo have captured the man suspected of being behind a deadly attack this week on the...

DRC calm but unpredictable – SANDF

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The SA National Defence Force (SANDF) today termed the situation in the DRC "calm but unpredictable" while the UN said about 80...

UN sets up security zone in eastern DRC, gives rebels a...

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In the strongest indication to date of what its DRC intervention brigade is mandated to do, the UN has set up a...

SA soldiers not involved in latest DRC fighting – SANDF

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The latest outbreak of fighting the DRC has seen UN peacekeepers, including South African troops, placed on high alert and ready to...