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New Unamid head’s record questioned

January 1 - 2016 DARFUR
Maj. Gen. Frank Mushyo Kamanzi lays a foundation stone for a health center in Mubare, Rwanda (Rwanda Government / www.foreignpolicyjournal.com)
Maj. Gen. Frank Mushyo Kamanzi lays a foundation stone for a health center in Mubare, Rwanda (Rwanda Government / www.foreignpolicyjournal.com)

The UN has hired a Rwandan general to head Unamid, despite his previous role as army chief of staff at the height of a deadly, Rwandan-backed insurgency in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

According to an article on the Foreign Policy Journal website, on Monday the United Nations and the African Union jointly announced that Rwandan Lieutenant General Frank Mushyo Kamanzi had been appointed force commander of Unamid.

The article points out that “General Kamanzi served as one of the most senior military figures in Rwanda when the country supplied troops and weapons to a brutal militia in eastern Congo”, and describes Kamanzi's appointment as "dubious".

Read the entire article here


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