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PEACEKEEPING: Rwanda replaces female-dominated Police contingent in South Sud

On Monday, November 20, Rwanda completed the rotation of the female-dominated Formed Police Unit Three (RWAFPU3) contingent to Juba under the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).

The RWAFPU3-6 of 160 officers under the command of Senior Superintendent of Police SSP Angelique Uwamariya replaced RWAFPU3-5, which returned home later in the afternoon after a successful one-year peacekeeping duty in South Sudan.

Commissioner of Police (CP) William Kayitare, the Commissioner for Peace Support Operations, presided over the rotation at Kigali International Airport, on behalf of the RNP leadership.

He welcomed the officers back home and thanked them for a successful tour-of-duty.

"The country welcomes you back home and commends your sacrifice for the people of South Sudan.

Professionalism in peacekeeping goes beyond just physical security of those under your protection; it is also a pride to your country," CP Kayitare told the replaced officers on arrival at Kigali International Airport.

Beyond just physical security of civilians, the contingent also engaged in human security initiatives related to health, hygiene and constructed a Police station well equipped with furniture and other items, among others.