South Africa moves to deploy 2,900 troops to quell escalating violence in eastern DRC

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South Africa moves to deploy 2,900 troops to quell escalating violence in eastern DRC
South African troops.

This deployment is part of the Southern African Mission in DRC (SAMIDRC), which received approval from the regional alliance last year. Additionally, Malawi and Tanzania will contribute soldiers to this mission.

South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa has authorized the deployment of 2,900 troops to assist in combating armed rebel factions in eastern DR Congo.

This deployment is part of the Southern African Mission in DRC (SAMIDRC), which received approval from the regional alliance last year. Additionally, Malawi and Tanzania will contribute soldiers to this mission.

The operation aims to address the escalating violence in the region, as recent attacks have led to a significant displacement of civilians.

The deployment, estimated to cost 2 billion Rand, is scheduled to continue until December.

This initiative follows the departure of the previous East African regional force, which was withdrawn due to perceived inefficiency by the Congolese government.

 

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