Home | News    Saturday 10 December 2005

Rwanda sends second batch of peacekeeping forces in Sudan

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

Dec 9, 2005 (KIGALI) — The second contingent of 100 soldiers of the Rwanda Defense Forces (RDF) left here Friday for Khartoum, to perform peacekeeping duties under the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNAMIS) program.

JPEG - 8.4 kb
Rwandan soldiers deploying to the troubled Sudan’s Darfur r as part of an African Union mission, board a US Air Force C-130 heading for El Fasher, Sudan. (AFP).

The soldiers who are joining 62 colleagues at UNAMIS headquarters in Khartoum left Kigali aboard a UN chartered plane.

According to the Commander of the group Captain Frank Bakunzi, prior to departure, the soldiers underwent a seven-month course at Nyakinama Military Academy in Ruhengeri, where they trained in human rights, Arabic and English languages.

They also had lessons on the structure of UN and other pertinent courses that would help them accomplish their duties, said Bakunzi, who is also the spokesman of RDF forces in Khartoum.

The RDF director of research and development, Col. Charles Karamba told reporters that while in Khartoum, the soldiers will among other duties protect the UNAMIS headquarters and VIPs.

"They will also carry out office work and provide level one medical service to fellow peacekeepers," he added.

Rwanda also has soldiers who are serving under the African Union Mission in Sudan, keeping peace in the troubled region of Darfur.

The last batch of 92 peacekeepers are slated to leave on Wednesday, bringing the number to 254.

The soldiers will spend six months in Khartoum before being replaced by another contingent and the program is scheduled to last for a period of six and a half years, Karamba revealed.

(Xinhua/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.

Comment on this article



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



Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Remembering Par Chongriah Nong of Greater Fangak 2021-06-12 06:22:51 By Bol Khan On 9th June 2020 South Sudan's Jonglei State lost a great; fair Father, a true legend and traditional leader. A leader with an enthralled and untold legacy worth shared, globally. (...)

South Sudan should reduce checkpoints, regulate taxes 2021-06-06 05:04:03 by Bol Khan The number of checkpoints across South Sudan has had inestimably increased during the recent past—deferred civil war. This includes a number of both legal and illegal checkpoints (...)

Remembering Abraham Chol Marial and William Ater Lual 2021-06-04 19:17:05 Ngor Arol Garang On Wednesday morning, I woke up to two nerve wrecking news. It was the passing of Abraham Chol Marial, a colleague and a longtime friend and William Ater Lual, a friend of my (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


S. Korea supports UN communities building resilience project in Sudan’s Blue Nile 2019-09-09 09:26:41 UNDP Sudan September 5, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - An agreement was signed on 5th of September between the Korean Ambassador, His Excellency. Lee Ki-Seong and Dr. Selva Ramachandran, Resident (...)

Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders back calls for civil rule 2019-04-26 10:22:06 Press statement by 55 Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders on Sudan Sit-in and Peaceful Protest Khartoum -24/04/2019 We, the undersigned (55) Sudanese lawyers and human rights defenders, (...)

South Sudan’s Lafon youth condemn killings of civilians by Pari community 2019-04-03 21:54:29 Press Statement on the Fighting between Pari/ Pacidi and Lotuko/Lokiri on 24/3/2019 Release by The Lafon County Youth Union: We, the Lafon County Youth Union hereby condemn the atrocities and (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2021 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.