British Army drills Malawi soldiers on peace keeping

Three British Army instructors are  in the country to train Malawi Defence Force (MDF) instructors  who will be responsible for drilling local soldiers before they leave for United Nations (UN) peace keeping missions.

MDF soldiers

The training comes after six Malawian soldiers on UN peace keeping mission in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) were killed on November 13, 2018 while others went missing following a rebel ambush in North Kivu.

In an interview at Malawi Armed Forces College (MAFCO) in Salima, Captain Thomas Straken of British Army said the training would help prevent recurrence of similar incidences.

He said: “We believe the training will equip the soldiers with techniquesto preventwhat happened previously in DRC where by MDF lost some of its solders ona peace keeping mission.”.

Major General Paul Velentino Phiri of MDF said the training is of great significant to country’s defence as it would equip the army with new skills that would help them during UN peace keeping missions.

“The training is basically to refresh and train instructors who will be training troops pending for deployment to the UN peace keeping missions.Initially we were doing it alone but now we have been complimented by the British army and it will give a different view to whatever task that we have been doing before. This will help improve efficiency and effectiveness of ours tasks,” he pointed out.

The training will be conducted for two weeks and 30 MDF instructors are expected to be trained.

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Wizga
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Wizga

Nice move

Gologota
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But Supuni counsel you boys and girls to use D R C allowance meaningfully. We are ashamed with their village behavior of buying cars which kill them and other innocent people.

President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
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President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza

I like British soldiers are good especially SAS commandoes are world best. Long live Malawi and Britain

mkhonde mwenecho
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mkhonde mwenecho

I support that idea that the british soldiers should train our soldiers because of the technics they apply in the time of emergency,these people are able to face the enemy and sometimes they run towards the gun shots of which our soldiers are not capable of . During the terror attack in kenya which occured on 15th of january,there was one of SAS Commandoes who rescued alot of people in the hotel and he managed to gun down the terrorists. It is good for our soldiers to be fully equiped with knowledge how to combat the enemy when they are… Read more »

Goodson
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Goodson

Nice development

Makwinja
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Makwinja

That’s very good