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Rwanda Peacekeepers awarded for maintaining peace in Darfur

Rwanda peacekeepers (RWANBATT49) serving under African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation (UNAMID) in North Darfur, Sudan on 12 September 2017 were decorated with UN medals in recognition of their contribution to maintaining...[more]


Rwandan Peacekeepers constructed a nursery school in Darfur

Darfur, 20 May 2017 Rwandan Peacekeepers serving under the United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) together with UNAMID Queen of Peace Catholic Parish members inaugurated and handed over GUBBA pre-school constructed for...[more]


Rwandan Peacekeepers in Malakal decorated with UN service medals

Malakal, 19 May 2017 The UN Mission in South Sudan on 19 May 2017 decorated Rwandan Peacekeepers (Rwanbatt2) based in Malakal with UN service medals. Mr Paul Egunsola the Mission Chief of Staff who presided over the...[more]


RDF conducts workshop on lessons learned from peacekeeping operations

Kigali, 20 April 2017 Rwanda Defence Force in collaboration with United States of America Government, through the Africa Contingency Operations Training and Assistance (ACOTA) program,  is conducting a two day Workshop on...[more]


MINUSCA Head Office commends Rwanda Level Two Hospital

Ambassador Christine Kapalata has hailed Rwanda Level Two hospital serving under United Nations United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) for its standard in...[more]


Rwanda peacekeepers under UNAMID commemorate 23rd anniversary of the Genocide against the Tutsi

Darfur, 9 April 2017 Rwanda peacekeepers deployed  under United Nations African Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) together with the Rwandan community in the Republic of Sudan organized the 23rd Commemoration of the 1994...[more]


Rwanda Peacekeepers commemorate 23rd anniversary of Genocide against the Tutsi

South Sudan, Juba, 7 April 2017 Rwanda peacekeepers serving under the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)  together with the Rwandan Community in the Republic of South Sudan were on 7th April 2017 joined by...[more]


19 Infantry Battalion relieved from peacekeeping mission in South Sudan

Kigali, 19 March 2017Rwanda Defence Force has completed the rotation exercise for RDF peacekeepers serving under the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), 4 Inf Bn replacing 19 Inf Bn. On this Sunday 19 March...[more]


Rwanda peacekeepers Level 2 Hospital decorated in Central African Republic

Bria, 24 February 2017 Rwanda Level 2 Hospital peacekeepers (RWAMED II), deployed under the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), have been...[more]


Implementing the 'Kigali Principles' for Peacekeeping

The Kigali Principles event took place on Wednesday December 14th 2016 at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP). Approximately 220 people attended, with a mixture of individuals from the government, academia, diplomatic...[more]


Rwanda Peacekeepers under UNMISS decorated with UN Peacekeeping medal

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has awarded Rwandan Contingent (Rwanbat1) with United Nations Peacekeeping Medal. The parade medal event took place at UNMISS Tomping base Camp in Juba on 15 December 2016.[more]


RDF concludes rotation for its peacekeepers under UNAMID

Rwanda Defence Force has concluded the relief in place for its peacekeepers deployed under United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID). [more]


RDF rotates its troops deployed under UNMISS

Rwanda Defence Force has initiated a replacement operation for its troops serving under United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). [more]


Rwanda Peacekeepers conduct community work- Umuganda- with Bangui Residents

Bangui, 26 November 2016-Rwanda Peacekeepers (Rwanbatt3) serving under the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Central African Republic (MINUSCA), on 26 November 2016 conducted a joint community...[more]


RDF conducts Relief in Place for its troops deployed under UNAMID

Rwanda Defence Force has started the Relief in Place Operation for its troops deployed under United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID). [more]


Former Interim President of CAR lauds discipline and professionalism of Rwanda Peacekeepers

Bangui, 30 May 2016 Former Interim President of Central Africa Republic, H.E Catherine Samba Panza, has lauded discipline and professionalism exhibited by the Rwanda Peacekeepers in CAR. She highlighted this during the farewell...[more]


Rwanda Peacekeepers Level Two Hospital in Central African Republic conducts medical outreach for Bria Residents

Bangui, 29 May 2016 RDF Medics belonging to the Rwanda Level II Hospital under the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), from 20-29 May conducted medical...[more]


Rwanda Peacekeepers donate scholastic kits to schools in Bangui City

Bangui, 20 May 2016 The Rwanbatt3 serving under the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Central Africa Republic (MINUSCA), on 20 May offered scholastic and office materials to two schools, in Bangui, the CAR...[more]


Rwanda Peacekeepers conduct a joint presidential protection operation with the French Contingent Sangaris during one day visit of the President of France in CAR

Bangui, 13 May 2016 Rwanda Peacekeepers (Rwandabatt3) serving under the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Central Africa Republic (MINUSCA) and the French military Contingent in Central African Republic...[more]


Rwanda Defence Force-USA ACOTA discuss Peace Support Operations Experience

Kigali, 19 April 2016 Rwanda Defence Force in collaboration with United States of America under Africa Contingency Operations Training and Assistance (ACOTA) are conducting a two day workshop on peacekeeping operations at RDF...[more]


Rwanda Peacekeepers in Abyei commemorate Genocide against the Tutsi

Abyei, 07 April 2016 Rwanda Defence Force, Rwanda National Police and Rwandan community in Abyei together with Sudan and South Sudan nationals and other international staff serving in United Nations Interim security forces for...[more]


Rwanda Peacekeepers in Darfur and South Sudan commemorate 22 anniversary of Genocide against Tutsi

Darfur and Juba, 7 April 2016 Rwanda peacekeepers were joined by friends to commemorate the 22nd anniversary of 1994 Genocide against Tutsi. In Darfur the event started by a walk to remember from Rwanda Battalion Camp in Super...[more]


Rwanda Peacekeepers in CAR joined the rest of world to commemorate 22 anniversary of Genocide against Tutsi

Bangui, 07 April 2016 Rwanda Defence Force peacekeepers serving under the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), joined the rest of the world to commemorate...[more]


Rwanda peacekeepers secure the inauguration ceremony of the CAR Elected President

Bangui, 30 March 2016 Rwanda Defence Force Peacekeepers (Rwanbatt3) serving under the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) has provided outstanding security...[more]


US High Officials visit Rwanda Peacekeepers in South Sudan

Juba, 10 February 2016 A delegation of United States Department of Defense Officials led by Mr. BRIAN MCKEON, Principal under Secretary of Defence for Policy visited Rwanda Peacekeepers (Rwanbatt6), serving under the United...[more]


Rwanda Peacekeepers in Bangui conduct community work for mobilisation

Bangui, 04 February 2016 Rwanda Peacekeepers (Rwabatt2) serving in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) conducted community work in Bangui to mobilise...[more]


Lt Gen Frank Mushyo Kamanzi takes over as UNAMID Force Commander

Darfur-El Fasher, 21 January 2016 Lt Gen F M Kamanzi newly appointed as United Nations African Union Hybrid Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) arrived this Thursday morning 21 January 2016, at UNAMID Headquarters, El Fasher to take...[more]


Rwanda Peacekeepers recognised for their devotion on duty

Bangui, 16 January 2016United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) decorated Rwanda Peacekeepers (Rwabatt2) with UN Peacekeeping Medal in recognition of their...[more]


H.E President Samba Panza decorates Rwanda Peacekeepers with “Médaille de Reconnaissance Centrafricaine”

Bangui, 24 December 2015 The President of the Central African Republic, H.E Catherine Samba Panza awarded Central African Recognition Medal (Médaille de Reconnaissance Centrafricaine) to 737 Officers and Men of Rwanda Defence...[more]


RDF Complete relief in place operation for UNAMID Peacekeepers

Kigali, 17 December 2015 Rwanda Defence Forces (RDF) concluded a relief in place operation for 2447 troops deployed in United Nations African Union Hybrid Mission in Darfur, Sudan (UNAMID). The last batch (127) of troops led by...[more]


Rwanda peacekeepers in S. Sudan train All Saints Primary School teachers in computer science

Juba, 5 December 2015Rwanda Peacekeepers (Rwanbatt-6) serving under the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) provided basic training in computer science to teachers of All Saints Primary School at Rajaf East...[more]


Rwanda Peacekeepers in S. Sudan win UNMISS World Aids Day Competition

Juba, 27 November 2015 Rwanda Peacekeepers serving under the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) joined the rest of the world to celebrate the World Aids Day Commemoration at the UNMISS Camp known as Plan B, in Juba...[more]


No Rwandan UN Peacekeeper killed or questioned in S. Sudan

Kigali, 25 November 2015 Rwanda Defence Forces (RDF) would like to clarify that no Rwandan peacekeeper serving in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) was killed on 23 November 2015 as reported by Bloomberg news...[more]


RDF conducts Relief in place Operation for its troops in peacekeeping missions

Kigali, 6 November 2015 Rwanda Defence Forces (RDF) has started a relief in place operation for its troops deployed in peacekeeping missions. The first batch of  5 Inf Bn (Infantry Battalion) troops left Kigali today 6...[more]


Rwanda peacekeepers in Darfur donate a water tank to the community of Salam IDP Camp

Zalingei, 4 November 2015 Rwanda Peacekeepers in Central Sector Zalingei - Darfur on 04 November 2015 donated a water tank to the community of Salam IDP Camp in order to solve the problem of water the community face in their...[more]


UNMISS Force Commander decorates Rwanda Peacekeepers in Juba

Juba, 2 October 2015 Rwanda peacekeepers (Rwanbatt-6) serving under the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) were decorated by UNMISS Force Commander, at a UN Medal parade award ceremony in Juba, the Capital of South...[more]


Rwandan Peacekeepers in Kabkabiya decorated

Kabkabiya, 29 September 2015 Rwanda Peacekeepers stationed in Kabkabiya Sector North serving under the African Union – United Nations Hybrid Operation Darfur (UNAMID) on 29th September 2015 were decorated with medals in...[more]


Rwandan Peacekeepers in Kabkabiya decorated (copy 1)

Kabkabiya, 29 September 2015 Rwanda Peacekeepers stationed in Kabkabiya Sector North serving under the African Union – United Nations Hybrid Operation Darfur (UNAMID) on 29th September 2015 were decorated with medals in...[more]


Darfur: Rwanda Peacekeepers launch construction of Secondary School in El Salam

El Fasher, 19 September 2015 Rwanda Peacekeepers serving under the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNAMID) have started the construction of Nusaibah Girls Secondary School in El Salam Internal Displaced Persons Camp (IDP) in El...[more]


Darfur: Rwanda Peacekeepers launch construction of Secondary School in El Salam (copy 1)

El Fasher, 19 September 2015 Rwanda Peacekeepers serving under the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNAMID) have started the construction of Nusaibah Girls Secondary School in El Salam Internal Displaced Persons Camp (IDP) in El...[more]


Rwandan peacekeepers in Darfur decorated

Zalingei, 15 September 2015Rwanda Defence Forces peacekeepers serving under the African Union – United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) were decorated with medals on 15 September 2015 in recognition for a job well...[more]


Rwandan peacekeepers in Darfur decorated (copy 1)

Zalingei, 15 September 2015Rwanda Defence Forces peacekeepers serving under the African Union – United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) were decorated with medals on 15 September 2015 in recognition for a job well...[more]


Rwanda Peacekeepers in Darfur hand over newly constructed Jugu Jugu Primary School

Darfur, 10 September 2015 Rwanda Peacekeepers serving under the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNAMID) handed over a newly constructed primary school to the Community of Jugu Jugu Primary School on 10 September 2015. Jugu...[more]


RDF Air Force conclude Relief in Place of Rwanda Aviation Unit deployed in UNMISS

Kigali, 31 August 2015 RDF Air Force on 31 August 2015 concluded the relief in place for its personnel deployed in the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). A total of 165 have been relieved by a similar number of...[more]


RDF Air Force conclude Relief in Place of Rwanda Aviation Unit deployed in UNMISS (copy 1)

Kigali, 31 August 2015 RDF Air Force on 31 August 2015 concluded the relief in place for its personnel deployed in the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). A total of 165 have been relieved by a similar number of...[more]


RDF Peacekeepers and Rwandan Community conduct end of Month Umuganda in South Sudan

Juba, 29 August 2015Rwanda Defence Force Peacekeepers serving in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan together with Rwandan community in South Sudan were joined by Citizens of GUDELE MUNUKI PAYAM in conducting...[more]


Rwanda Defence Force fallen peacekeepers laid to rest at Military Cemetery

Kigali, 15 August 2015 Rwanda Defence Force (RDF), family and friends on 15 August 2015 bid farewell to late S/Maj Ntwarabugabo Peter, S/Maj Nduwayezu Ferdinand, Sgt Bizimana Fidel, Sgt Ruseka Bernard and Sgt Gasigwa...[more]


RDF completes Level Two Hospital deployment to UN peacekeeping mission in Central Africa Republic

Kigali, 10 August 2015 A contingent of 51 Rwanda Defence Force Medical personnel on 10 August 2015 departed for Central Africa Republic. They are final Medical team of the RDF Level Two Hospital deployment in the...[more]


Five injured Rwanda Defence Force Peacekeepers evacuated to Uganda for further medical treatment

Kigali, 9 August 2015 Five out of the eight injured Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) peacekeepers who sustained injuries in Bangui on Saturday have been evacuated to Uganda for further treatment on August 9. "Five out of the...[more]


Updates on the RDF deplorable shooting incident that kills five RDF Peacekeepers in Central African Republic

Kigali, 8 August 2015 Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) wishes to give updates on the unfortunate incident where one of its soldiers serving in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in the Central...[more]


Rwanda Peacekeepers launch construction of Youth Hall Centre in Darfur

Zalingei, 23 July 2015 Rwanda Peacekeepers serving under the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNAMID) started on 22 July 2015, the construction of a Youth Hall Centre for Hamadiya Internal Displaced Persons Camp in Zalingei,...[more]


UNMISS Force Chief of Staff visits Rwanda peacekeepers

Juba, 23 July 2015 The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Force Chief of Staff Brig Gen Rune Solberg visited Rwanda peacekeepers (Rwanbatt-6) at Juba Thong Ping Camp on 23rd July 2015. The Contingent Commander Lt...[more]


Rwanda Aviation Unit peacekeepers decorated in Juba

Juba, 10th July 2015Rwanda Aviation Unit III serving under United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) held a UN Medal parade award ceremony in Juba, the Capital City of South Sudan on 10th July 2015. Deputy Special...[more]


Rwandans in Central Africa Republic celebrate the 21st Anniversary of the Liberation of Rwanda

Bangui, 4 July 2015 Rwanda peacekeepers serving in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) and Rwandan Community in Central African Republic (CAR) celebrated...[more]


UN Secretary General Special Representative joins Rwanda Peacekeepers in South Sudan to mark Liberation Day

Juba, 4 July 2015 Rwanda peacekeepers serving in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), Rwandan Community in the Republic of South Sudan were joined by Special Representative of UN Secretary General Ms Ellen Margret...[more]


Inspector of Primary Schools in Darfur thanks Rwanda peacekeepers for rehabilitating Jugujugu Primary School

El Fasher, 4th June 2015The Inspector of Primary Schools in Darfur, Muhammad Ahmad Manga, visited on 4th June 2015 the Primary School of Jugujugu which is under rehabilitation by Rwanda Peacekeepers serving under the United...[more]


Rwanda Peacekeepers mark the International Day of UN Peacekeepers  

Kigali, 1 June 2015 Rwanda Peacekeepers serving in the United Nations–African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and United Nations in South Sudan (UNMISS)  together with other National and International Staff commemorated...[more]


The UNAMID Deputy Force commander visits Rwanda peacekeepers deployed in Zalingei

Zalingei, 19 April 2015 The Deputy Force Commander for UN peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID), Maj General Barra Keita on 19th April 2015 visited Rwanda peacekeepers deployed in Zalingei Military Team Location and...[more]


South Sudan: Female Rwandan pilots deployed with UNMISS

Second Lieutenants Chantal Mucyo Karerangabo and Meron Mutesi Rugazora are among the first qualified female pilots to be deployed with UNMISS. Photo/UNMISS UNMISS NEWS, Issue 4,16 April 2015 The number of women in...[more]