Rwanda sends 300 troops to reinforce United Nations peacekeepers

Rwanda has sent 300 troops to reinforce United Nations peacekeepers in the Central African Republic, where they will help protect a key highway supplying the capital, the UN said.

The deployment is part of a UN Security Council resolution in March to beef up the MINUSCA force in the Central african Republic by around 3,000 men.
One of the world’s poorest countries, the republic has been battered by civil conflict since 2013, with armed groups jockeying for resources and power.

Fighting in the Central african Republic has reduced in overall intensity since 2018, but the country remains troubled by serious flare ups.

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