Rwanda: 150 Rwandan police officers join UN Mission in CAR

Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - A fresh contingent of 150 Rwandan police officers was airlifted Thursday to join the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), police sources told PANA here.

The contingent will swap places with their counterparts from Rwanda’s elite Police Unit, RWAFPU.

It is expected that the fresh police officers will be deployed in several localities of the Central African Republic's capital, Bangui, and its outskirts, to carry out patrols, protect VIPs and key installations and engage in escort duties.

Since January 2014, Rwanda had deployed 800 soldiers to MINUSCA.

PANA recalls that the Central African Republic has been experiencing violent clashes between Christians and Muslims.

MINUSCA began operations in September 2014, with a mandate to protect civilians and facilitate the political process, including implementation of provisions of the Agreement on Cessation of Hostilities, and setting up a mechanism to investigate violations.
-0- PANA TWA/SEG 8Oct2015

08 october 2015 14:43:21

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