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Lt. Gen Mushyo Kamanzi appointed UN Force Commander in South Sudan

Written by: Our Reporter
Friday, April 7th, 2017, 7:35

Kigali: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Thursday appointed Lieutenant General Frank Mushyo Kamanzi from Rwanda as Force Commander of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).


Gen Kamanzi has been serving as the Commander of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) since January 2016.


He is an experienced national and international military commander serving both in Rwanda and in the UN at top positions.


In Rwanda, he served as Army Chief of Staff of Rwanda Defence Forces between 2012 to 2015, before that top post he was the commander of the Rwanda Military Academy in 2010-2012 and also commanded an infantry brigade between 2007 to 2010.


Gen Kamanzi has had prior experience working in Sudan as the Deputy Force Commander of the African Union Mission in 2006 and 2007 and also served as a member of Joint Military Commission, Lusaka Peace Process for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (1999-2000).


An agricultural graduate from Makerere University in Uganda, Gen. Kamanzi also holds a Master’s degree in national security strategy from the National Defense University in Washington, D.C., and also studied at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College in Nigeria and the Army Command College in Nanjing, People’s Republic of China.



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