Rwandan peacekeepers "prepared for fighting" in Darfur

Rwandan peacekeepers serving with UNAMID (file photo – UN News Centre)

Rwandan peacekeepers stationed in the Sudanese region of Darfur are "prepared for fighting" according to the Chief of Defence Staff of the Rwandan Defence Forces, RDF.

Rwanda has one of the largest contingents of peacekeepers in the UN mission, UNAMID.

They're operating under what the UN has described as a "deteriorating security situation."

UN peacekeepers are frequently targeted by militia in Darfur.

Jumbe Omari Jumbe has been speaking to the former military commander of UNAMID, General Patrick Nyamvumba, who is now chief of the Rwandan Defence Forces.

General Nyamvumba began by describing his visit this week, to inspect his troops.

Duration: 2’23″

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