October 31, 2004

BREAKING THE CYCLE OF DEPENDENCY:

African Union Peacekeeping Troops Head to Darfur (Cathy Majtenyi, 30 October 2004, VOA News)

More than 200 Rwandan troops are on their way to the war-torn western Darfur region of Sudan, where they will assume peacekeeping duties under the African Union.

Rwanda's foreign minister, Charles Murigande, told VOA Saturday that 241 Rwandan soldiers are headed to Darfur.

There, they will join more than 150 Rwandan peacekeeping troops already there, as well as about 50 Nigerian troops who were sent to the area Thursday.

Altogether, seven African countries are expected to contribute more than 3,000 troops to the African Union's peacekeeping force in Darfur.

Mr. Murigande said he is pleased his country is involved in the continental effort.

"The vision of the African Union is to build an Africa, which is peaceful, integrated and prosperous," said Charles Murigande. "We believe, by participating to the Darfur mission, we are also contributing to the realization of this vision."


Don't tell Francis Fukuyama.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 31, 2004 11:36 AM
Comments

Ooops

Posted by: Harry Eagar at November 2, 2004 12:04 PM

It will be very interesting to see how the line-ups (or phalanxes) develop if things get dicey.

Who will be watching the watchers? Not Kofi, I hope.

Posted by: jim hamlen at November 3, 2004 9:29 AM
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