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This week on Africa 360

Posted on: Thu 05 Sep 2013

In March 2013, The UN Security Council voted to boost the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in The Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) through the creation of a Foreign Intervention Brigade. The Brigade, made up of troops from Malawi, South Africa and Tanzania was given the mandate to “neutralize” and “disarm” the rebel groups in north eastern DRC, such as the M23.

This week eNCA Africa Editor Chris Maroleng takes a look at this mandate and the interests of different stakeholders in the region and then asks whether this mandate will be successful in accomplishing its mission. On the panel is South African National Defence Force’s Brigadier General Xolani Mabanga, M23 Representative in South Africa Ramazani Polepole, as well as Defence analyst Helmoed Heitman who talks about what it will take to attain long-term stability in Eastern DRC.

“Africa 360: See Africa like you have never seen it before.”

Show Details
Saturday, 11h30-12h00 CAT (eNews Channel Africa, DSTV 403)
Tuesday, 21h30-22h00 CAT (eAfrica Channel, DSTV 144)
Wednesday, 20h00-20h30 GMT (The Africa Channel, Sky 268)

Repeats on eNews Channel Africa (eNCA):
Saturday, 21h30-22h00
Sunday, 16h30-17h00 and 20h30-21h00
Monday, 12h30-13h00
Tuesday : 23:30pm
Wednesday: 9:30am