UN Police Commissioner welcomes new Rwandan peacekeepers to Juba

The Police Commissioner for the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), Bruce Munyambo, on Tuesday received a newly deployed Rwandan Police contingent that will conduct peacekeeping operations in Juba for the next 12 months.
Commissioner of Police Bruce Munyambo (left) welcomes RNP peacekeepers in Juba led by ACP Rangira. / Courtesy
Commissioner of Police Bruce Munyambo (left) welcomes RNP peacekeepers in Juba led by ACP Rangira. / Courtesy

The Police Commissioner for the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), Bruce Munyambo, on Tuesday received a newly deployed Rwandan Police contingent that will conduct peacekeeping operations in Juba for the next 12 months.

The additional second contingent in South Sudan under Rwanda Formed Police Unit (RWAFPU II-1) is headed by Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Bosco Rangira.

 

While welcoming the new force, Munyambo briefed them on the general security situation in South Sudan, friendly forces on the ground and other UN stakeholders.

 

He reminded them to work within the UN standards and UNMISS in particular, and ensure teamwork with other peacekeeping forces.

 

The Police Commissioner also visited RWAFPU II in Malakai, and commended them for the existing working relations with Internally Displaced Persons (IDP), who they are assigned to protect, and other peacekeepers.

Currently, there are over 400 Rwandan police peacekeepers in South Sudan including a hybrid of 240 officers under RWAFPU II and Police Advisors and professionals, among them, the Police Commissioner.

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