Rwandan army mourns peacekeeper killed in CAR

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KIGALI, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) — The Rwanda Defense Force (RDF) on Wednesday expressed condolence in a statement over the death of a Rwandan peacekeeper killed in the Central African Republic (CAR) in a rebel attack earlier in the day.

Meanwhile, RDF remains committed to the protection of civilians within the mandate of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) and the other peacekeeping missions it contributes to.

Since Dec. 19, major armed groups have reportedly been on an offensive to disrupt the presidential and legislative elections that took place on Dec. 27.

Provisional results showed that the CAR’s President Faustin-Archange Touadera won the absolute majority in the first round of the presidential election, while the final results will be announced by the Constitutional Court by Jan. 19. Enditem

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