The 750 soldiers who made up the 7th Cameroonian contingent of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) returned home yesterday, October 12. They were welcomed by the Minister of Defense, Joseph Beti Assomo, during a ceremony to hand over banners at headquarters.
The soldiers returned from a one-year peacekeeping mission that began in September 2020 in Bossangoa, northwestern CAR. They were part of a 1,150-strong mission that included gendarmes, police, and other observers. The contingent was commanded by Colonel Richard Nzameyo Mba.
The eighth contingent was officially deployed on September 14. It is composed of 1,070 men and commanded by Colonel Vincent Pehuie.