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Rwanda Deploys Special Forces To Central African Republic

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Rwanda has deployed force protection troops to the Central African Republic, under an existing bilateral agreement on defense.

“The deployment is in response to the targeting of the Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) contingent under the  UN Peacekeeping force by rebels supported by François Bozize,” a statement issued by RDF on Sunday evening said.

According the statement, Rwandan troops will also contribute to ensure a peaceful and secure general elections scheduled on Sunday December 27, 2020, twenty-two months after the peace agreement which was reached between the government and fourteen armed groups.

The Rwanda Defence Force is also one of the largest troop contributor to the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) since 2014.

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