South Sudan force will allow for more peacekeeper patrols

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UNMISS chief David Shearer greets members of the Rwandan battalion of the Regional Protection Force (RPF) in South Sudan. UN Photo/Isaac Billy.

The arrival of a UN regional force in South Sudan will enable the UN Mission in the country, UNMISS, to free up additional peacekeepers to mount "more patrols along insecure roads," the head of the Mission, David Shearer, has said.

Mr Shearer, who is also the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for South Sudan, was speaking in the capital, Juba, following the weekend arrival of the first 120 soldiers of the Rwandan battalion of the Regional Protection Force (RPF).

Dianne Penn reports.

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