Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- A Gambian contingent of 196 troops Thursday began orientation before its deployment in the troubled Darfur region under the African Mission in Sudan (AMIS).
The African Union (AU) Commission said the troops would be based in the newly established sector of Zalinje.
Prior to the new arrivals, Gambia already had 20 of its nationals serving as military observers under AMIS in a number of sectors across the troubled Darfur.
The Cease-fire Commission, which investigates and reports on violations of the Humanitarian Ceasefire Agreement on the conflict in Darfur has divided the region into seven sectors.
Besides Zalinje, which is under construction, the other sectors are El Fashir, Nyala, Al Geneina, Kabkabiyah, Tine and Abeche.