/ 22 September 2021

South African soldiers have been fighting in a distant land for 20 years

Drcongo Un Army
On guard: A South African soldier in the United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. South Africa has about 960 soldiers in the DRC but the mission is being scaled back. (John Wessels/AFP)
Troops were sent to the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2001 as part of the UN peacekeeping mission that became an offensive against rebels

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