Rwanda deploys first police force to South Sudan

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Some 170 Rwandan police officers including 40 women officers have been deployed to South Sudan's city of Malakal, about 165 km from the capital city Juba, to beef up the UN peacekeeping Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), police source revealed Thursday in Kigali.

Rwandan police spokesperson Celestin Twahirwa said this was first batch of the country's policemen to be deployed in South Sudan

He said the the mission of the police officer would be to protect the headquarters of (UNMISS) in different location across South Sudan.

"In order to better accomplish its mission, the Rwandan contigent of 170 police officers will be assisted by the UN both logistically and financially," he said.

According to the Rwandan police website, the East African country has deployed a total of 2,623 personnel to various UN and African Union (AU) peace support operations. Endit

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