Rwanda sends troops to Sudan for training exercise

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Rwandan peacekeepers from the Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) check their armoured personnel carriers (APC) before a parade in Juba, South Sudan, August 8, 2017. REUTERS/Samir Bol

KIGALI – Rwanda has sent at least 95-strong delegation of soldiers, police and civilian to Sudan for a two-week regional Field Training Exercise under East African Standby Force.

According to the New Times, the military exercise codenamed ‘MASHARIKI SALAAM II, will take place in Port Sudan, in the eastern part of the country from November 25 to December 3, 2017.

The Rwandan group led by Brig Gen Vincent Gatama.  “The exercise is a key benchmark to test the regional force’s ability to respond to crises in the region and beyond when tasked or mandated to do so by the African Union,” a statement from EASF said.

According to the East African Standby Force, the training is aimed at training and testing EASF’s ability to plan force generation, deployment, sustainment and recovery of a multinational and multidimensional force.

About 1000 military, police and civilians from the 10 EASF member countries namely Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan and Uganda will participate in the Exercise.

Since EASF was established in 2004, and it has conducted Filed training exercises, and Command Post Exercises in Kenya, Djibouti, Sudan, Uganda and Ethiopia.

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  1. Subject:
    1) “East African military experts, commanders meet in Uganda”, Tom Mugisha,Nov 20, 2017
    2) Rwanda sends troops to Sudan for training exercise, Nov, 2017

    Commentary, 20 Nov 2017
    Why are we having so many military training?
    Are Africans Dictators, in their wisdom, preparing for the liquidation of their own people?
    Or, are they preparing for much more effective muzzling and controlling of their poor subjects?

    Whatever the reason may be, they are NOT preparing for the care of the people, for example, in the following fundamental subjects:
    a) Food (Agriculture);
    b) Health (Medical);
    c) Education (real knowledge against memorization and mimicking)

    Africa is a tragic example of down-trodden, pathetic, poor…. people on our Planet Earth. To Dictators, it is a perfect situation for their greed and aggrandizement of wealth for their own private Life. Look at the current hot news about Mugabe of Zimbabwe. At 93 years old, out of which, 37 years as president, he still wants to cling around – perhaps until his last breathe. And it will not be a surprise, as we have a formal written desire of another Dictator from Uganda who wants to make constitutional change for him to extend his rule of 32 years of Presidency for Life – and possibly extend to his wife and family!!!

    Each and every Dictator in Africa – almost all fifty-four (54) of them — are exactly the same.
    The TRAGEDY of Africa seems to have no boundary, nor defined depth of bottom. Perhaps the Highly Educated Africans, with Ph D Degrees in the stratosphere, may occupy themselves writing books about Africa and of course about their glaring behavior too!!! THE END

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