U.S., Rwanda forces complete first of four phases to enhance Rwanda peacekeeping operations

Representatives from the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa Army civil affairs battalion and information operations office sign a guest book at the Rwanda Peace Academy Feb. 4, 2016, in Musanze, Rwanda. Rwanda is one of the largest contributors of forces to peacekeeping operations in East Africa. The Ministry of Defence's impact continues to expand as the Rwanda Peace Academy takes on a larger role as an international training, research and education center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Peter Thompson)
Representatives from the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa Army civil affairs battalion and information operations office sign a guest book at the Rwanda Peace Academy Feb. 4, 2016, in Musanze, Rwanda. Rwanda is one of the largest contributors of forces to peacekeeping operations in East Africa. The Ministry of Defence's impact continues to expand as the Rwanda Peace Academy takes on a larger role as an international training, research and education center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Peter Thompson)
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