UN hails Malawian soldiers


By Deogratias Mmana:

The United Nations (UN) has lauded Malawian soldiers that are on peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for defeating rebels in the Beni region last week in a comment that was tweeted.

Malawi Defence Force (MDF) has also commended the soldiers and pledged to continue providing them with the necessary resources.


“Malawian peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo successfully fought off rebel fighters of the Allied Democratic Force who attacked two civilian trucks on Beni- Kasindi road, in Beni region,” reads a tweet from UN Malawi.

The UN further commends Malawian soldiers for standing up to be counted.

“They [Malawian soldiers] stepped up patrols after evacuating one of the gunshot wounded drivers to their base.


“Thank you Malawian peacekeepers at the United Nations Organisation Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo,” the tweet adds.

UN Malawi Communications Officer Phillip Pemba said, indeed, the UN made the communication.

MDF acting Public Relations Officer Major Emmanuel Mlelemba—in an interview—said they were proud of the soldiers.

“We, as a defence force, are extremely proud to see our battalion in the Democratic Republic of Congo making positive contributions towards the intended results in that country as we are committed to promoting and maintaining peace and security in the region,” he said.

Mlelemba said the soldiers demonstrated their preparation for Force Intervention Brigade’s mandatory tasks in eastern Congo.

He said the UN provided technological and logistical support to contingents in the mission area in line with the Memorandum of Understanding signed between it and troop contributing countries.

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