Hope in CAR as RDF completes first peacekeepers rotation

The 850 Rwandan men and women in uniform who have been serving under the United Nations Multi-dimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in the Central African Republic (Minusca) completed their tour of duty on Wednesday and were replaced by another 750 troops in the first rotation exercise involving RDF peacekeepers serving in CAR.
An RDF peacekeeper interacts with children in Bangui. (Timothy Kisambira)
An RDF peacekeeper interacts with children in Bangui. (Timothy Kisambira)

The 850 Rwandan men and women in uniform who have been serving under the United Nations Multi-dimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in the Central African Republic (Minusca) completed their tour of duty on Wednesday and were replaced by another 750 troops in the first rotation exercise involving RDF peacekeepers serving in CAR.

As the officers prepared to return home, droves of CAR citizens turned up at the RDF headquarters in Mpoko to bid them farewell and express gratitude to them for their tireless efforts in pacifying the beleaguered country.

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Local residents turned up in numbers at CTS Mpoko RDF  headquarters  in the capital Bangui to bid farewell  to the last   rotation of RDF.
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Business is back to normal at the Port of Bangui. 
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RDF guards at the President’s office in Bangui.
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The city  centre of Bangui, one of the areas protected by RDF.
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RDF soldier on guard at the National Stadium.
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RDF soldiers on guard during a church service on January 23, in the capital Bangui.
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RDF soldiers patrol the outskirts of Bangui. (All photos by Timothy Kisambira)

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