Darfur: Mission accomplished
KICUKIRO - A contingent of 155 soldiers of the 35th battalion of the Rwanda Defense Forces (RDF) returned home yesterday, after serving a year in the joint United Nations (UN) and African Union (AU) mission in the troubled Sudanese region of Darfur. This is part of the rotation exercise that started last month. Receiving the troops at Kigali International Airport, senior army officials praised them for their role of bringing back hope and security to people living in North-western Darfur where, their leaders said, they had been instrumental in reducing violence, such as burning of people’s houses and the rape of women.
Major General Patrick Nyamvumba addesses troops of the 35th Bn upon their return from Darfur. (Photo / J.Mbanda).