Rwandan major "happy" to promote peace in South Sudan

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Rehearsal for the upcoming ceremony to be held for the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers ceremony, commemorated by UNMISS on May 30, 2016. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine

A Rwandan army major has said he is "happy" to be part of a mission which is working hard to promote peace in war-torn South Sudan.

Major Apollo Rutaganda, is the Chief of Operations of the Rwandese Battalion of peacekeepers at the UN mission in the country, UNMISS.

The mission is tasked with a range of responsibilities including protecting civilians, monitoring human rights abuses and supporting the implementation of a cessation of hostilities agreement.

Philip Wani spoke to Major Rutaganda ahead of International Day of UN Peacekeepers, marked annually on 29th May.

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