Home | News    Tuesday 30 May 2017

South Sudan gets new UN force commander

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

May 29, 2017 (JUBA) – The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has a new force commander, nearly a year after the previous one was sacked for failure to control the situation when violence broke out in the capital, Juba.

JPEG - 110.6 kb
Rwanda’s Lt. General Frank Mushyo Kamanzi (New Times photo)

The arrival of Rwanda’s Lt. General Frank Mushyo Kamanzi was announced by the head of UNMISS, David Shearer on Monday.

Kamanzi, who commands a force with an authorised strength of 17,000 peacekeepers from 55 different countries, will directly report to the head of the mission and is responsible for all military activities in support of the UN mission’s mandate to protect civilians.

The Rwandan, the U.N said, brings to the post more than 28 years of national and international military experience. Before his most recent appointment as the Force Commander of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID), he served as army chief of staff in the Rwanda Defence Force (2012-2015).

He previously served as commander of the Rwanda Military Academy (2010-2012) and commanded an infantry brigade (2007-2010). He held the position of Deputy Force Commander in the African Union Mission in Sudan (2006-2007) and also served as a member of Joint Military Commission, Lusaka Peace Process for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (1999-2000).

Born in 1964, Kamanzi holds a master’s degree in national security strategy from the National Defense University in Washington, DC, as well as a degree in Agriculture from Makerere University, Uganda. He is also a graduate of the Armed Forces Command and Staff College in Nigeria and the Army Command College in Nanjing, China.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 30 May 06:54, by choldit

    Oh God, this idiot will be even worst than the Kenyan incompetent General that was able to protect life of IDPs inside unmiss camps in Juba and elsewhere in ss. Rwanda is bulled badly by Museveni and kirr

    repondre message

    • 30 May 07:12, by Mi diit

      Let’s wait and see if he would save innocent lives from Salva Kiir and gangs.
      Never judge a book according to it’s cover.

      repondre message

    • 30 May 07:16, by Eastern

      choldit,

      You are about to be proven wrong! Under Kamanzi in Darfur, the Janjaweeds came to know what the UN peacekeepers can do. Rwandese become to be known as trigger-happy and no-nonsense folks! Rwanda’s Paul Kagame is an independent man if you followed the events leading up to the clashes between Uganda and Rwanda in Kishangani, DR Congo. Smell the coffee!

      repondre message

      • 30 May 16:03, by jubaone

        This Rwandan general may not effect any significant changes in the already hopeless SS case, but at least he is really educated something our luakjiengs like Malong can only buy from bogus Uganda universities or simply buy. Malong and other Lt. Gens are just bush generals without academic credentials.

        repondre message

  • 1 June 14:09, by Aguer Atem Bair

    Congratulations Rwanda,

    This is a vote of confident that you will do the right job. You are a country that has suffered through western conspiracy and survived it. You can prove to the world if there is indeed genocide and you will not stand by when such genocide was being committed..

    repondre message

Comment on this article



The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


s
Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Do we have leaders in South Sudan or murderers? 2017-10-15 04:13:20 By Peter Gai Manyuon According to different scholars globally, leadership style is the way a person uses power to lead other people. More so, scholars have also identified a variety of (...)

Accountability, National Dialogue, and Elections: Which one of them comes first? 2017-10-12 21:51:17 By Dr Lako Jada Kwajok Conflicts or wars are the offspring of failures to have constructive dialogues in resolving problems between parties. The parties could range from countries, groups of (...)

Sudan-U.S relations: Khartoum’s animosity went with the wind after sanctions lifting 2017-10-11 05:39:38 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman This article comes in the aftermath of the calming and fading away from the heavy dust triggered by the event of lifting the decades-long US economic and trade sanctions (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Reactions to government agencies’ conspiracy against Greater Bor community 2017-10-08 07:54:31 October 7, 2017 A monkey business or a donkey business in the government of the republic of South Sudan against the citizens is unacceptable. Therefore, we as youth of Greater Bor in diaspora (...)

Amnesty calls to release Nubian activists detained over protest for cultural rights 2017-09-12 20:47:54 AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE 12 September 2017 Egypt: Release 24 Nubian activists detained after protest calling for respect of their cultural rights Egyptian authorities should (...)

New group formed to gather Nuer in United States 2017-08-17 14:15:50 DECLARATION FOR THE FORMATION OF NUD TO BRING TOGETHER ALL NUER IN THE U.S.A Press Statement The Nuer Union For Development (NUD) The United State of America The State of Nebraska August 15, (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2017 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.