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In & Out Burger Cookout
Makayla MylesApril 3, 2024

In-N-Out is coming to our school for Eligible 6th & 7th Graders. From 1:19-3:15 pm  on the Honor Court Lawn & Covered Eating Area.

South Africa is to Deploy 2,900 Soldiers to DR Congo

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has ordered 2,900 South African troops to the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. According to the South African Government, the troops were sent to contribute to the South African Mission in DRC (SAMIDRC). The regional economic bloc approved the mission, the South African Development Community (SADC).

The one-year deployment is estimated to cost 2 billion rand ($105 million). It is expected to cover the period from December 15, 2023, to December 15, 2024.

The 16-member SADC had confirmed the mission in May of last year.

Congo is an important strategic target in the area due to it holding the title of the world’s top supplier of Cobalt and Africa’s top producer of Copper. Instability in the Congo could weaken the global supply line of these resources.

The SADC force is meant to supplement the Congolese forces in their fight against the armed groups in the area. The multinational force consists of troops from Tanzania, South Africa, and Malawi.

The deployment of troops comes after the recent attacks performed by the rebel groups in the area including the M23 rebels.

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