Home | News    Monday 12 February 2018

New batch of 270 to S. Sudan on peacekeeping mission

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

February 11, 2018 (KIGALI/JUBA) - A new group of 270 members of Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) on Sunday left for a one-year rotational peacekeeping mission in war-torn South Sudan.

JPEG - 37.3 kb
UNMISS peacekeepers from Rwanda wait to escort members of the visiting U.N. Security Council on Friday, September 2, 2016 (AP/Justin Lynch file Photo)

They 270 part of a battalion of 920 soldiers of the mechanised infantry who will work under the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), under the command of Colonel Frank Karakire.

The RDF spokesperson, Lt Col Innocent Munyengango told The New Times newspaper that they will be in the regional protection force, and their main mandate will be to protect the population in the capital, Juba as well as their properties.

123 soldiers of the same battalion left for South Sudan in August last year.

According to Executive Summary of the Independent Special Investigation into the violence which occurred in Juba in 2016 and UNMISS response, the crisis that took place in the South Sudan capital in July 2016, saw intense fighting that resulted in the deaths of many civilians, two peacekeepers of UNMISS, and the collapse of the fragile peace agreement between the President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir, and the country’s former First-Vice President, Riek Machar.

Thousands of civilians were displaced and more than 200 people killed.
Rwanda has over 2,300 soldiers working to restore peace in south Sudan. Overall, however, Rwanda reportedly has 6,247 soldiers in UN peacekeeping mission in various nations, including North Sudan and Central Africa, of whom 141 are women.

(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.


s
Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Buying peace with oil? Why not? 2018-07-19 14:21:08 By Peter Kuot Ngong First of all, in my opinion about the proposed governance structure that is being discussed while being publicly criticised by South Sudanese, I would like to say that, (...)

South Sudan parties should agree on power sharing 2018-07-17 12:45:03 By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi A Revised Entebbe Proposal released yesterday in Khartoum as part of the Igad-led High Level Revitalization Forum HLRF of the 2015 Agreement on the Resolution of the (...)

On Sudan’s al-Bashir trip to Russia for FIFA World Cup final 2018-07-16 20:26:24 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman The attendance of the genocidal criminal, the fugitive from the International Justice Marshall Omer Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir to watch the Football Finale in Russia is Slap (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


The Suspension of Hurriyat Online Newspaper 2018-04-29 07:04:37 Sudan Democracy First Group 28 April 2018 The Sudanese civil and political circles and those concerned with Sudan were shocked by the news that the management of Hurriyat online newspaper has (...)

Petition on the Deteriorating Human Rights and Humanitarian Situation in Sudan 2018-04-22 10:01:20 UN Secretary-General, New York African Union Commission, Addis Ababa UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva Petition on the Deteriorating Human Rights and Humanitarian Situation in Sudan (...)

Abyei celebrates Mine Awareness Day 2018-04-05 08:52:03 4 April 2018 | Abyei - The United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) and the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) commemorated the International Day for Mine Awareness and (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2018 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.