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Yesterday, 26 January 2024, Rwandan peacekeepers (Rwanbatt-1) under United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) were decorated with UN Service Medals in recognition of their peacekeeping service. The event was held at Tomping Base Camp, Juba.

Rwanda Defense Forces announced the Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary General, Guang CHONG presided over the ceremony and congratulated Rwandan peacekeepers for the commendable work done. He praised them for the professionalism and dedication to duty.

Sector Commander Sector Unity and Rwanda Country Senior, Brig Gen Emmanuel RUGAZORA, appreciated Rwanbatt-1 peacekeepers for the outstanding performance in the maintenance of peace and security in South Sudan, despite challenges encountered.

In his remarks, Rwanbatt-1 Contingent Commander, Lt Col Gilbert NDAYISABYE, appreciated the support of the UNMISS leadership, the government of South Sudan and friendly contingents in accomplishing mandated tasks, RDF reports.

Rwanbatt-1 started peacekeeping mission in March 2023. They conducted patrols in different areas of South Sudan and community work activities to the benefit of citizens.

Source: Rwanda Ministry of Defense.

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