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Chinese Peacekeepers Complete UN Escort Mission In South Sudan

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Chinese Peacekeepers Complete UN Escort Mission In South Sudan

Chinese peacekeepers, serving with the United Nations in Juba, have recently successfully completed the UN armed escort mission from Juba to Mongalla.

The Juba-Mongalla route is one of the most important material supply lines in South Sudan.  The number three Chinese peacekeeping infantry company dispatched twenty soldiers and more than ten vehicles for the mission.

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South Sudan’s severe COVID-19 epidemic situation has meant the medical personnel from the force had to thoroughly disinfect escort vehicles and equipment after completing the mission.  Every soldier involved with the mission was quarantined after the mission ended.

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So far, the Chinese number three infantry company has completed ten UN armed escort missions.

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Bah Ndaw Sworn In As Mali’s Transitional President Following Coup

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Bah Ndaw Sworn In As Mali’s Transitional President Following Coup

Mali’s new interim president Bah Nda`w has been sworn into office today, Friday at a ceremony in the nation`s capital, Bamako.  The former defence minister and retired army colonel was picked by coup leader, Colonel Assimi Goita, to head a transitional government until elections are held. Colonel Assimi Goita, will serve as deputy president.

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Nda`w said, in his inauguration speech, that he will end militant insurgency in the country’s north and stop organized crime.

The military junta in Mali took over power and forced Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta out of office five weeks ago. ECOWAS leaders have overseen negotiations for a return to democracy.  The appointment of a civilian president was a condition for the west African regional group, ECOWAS, to lift the sanctions it earlier imposed after the coup.

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Mali leaders are hoping ECOWAS will lift sanctions on the country after the inauguration. The new government is expected to be in office for a transition period of 18 months that will lead to an election.

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