3,000 new Congolese commandos complete training under Belgian supervision

Approximately 3,000 new recruits to the Congolese army, including about sixty women, received their certification on Monday at the end of their training under the supervision of Belgian instructors. The Congolese press reported this.

The recruits received their certification at the commando training centre in Lwama camp in Kindu, the capital of Maniema province, during a ceremony attended by deputy prime minister and minister of defence Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo.

The commander of the Belgian detachment in the camp pointed out the challenging nature of the training saying that "the work of a commando is tough".

Recruit training is part of the country's bid to strengthen its army in the fight against the M23 movement, supported by Rwanda. The rebel movement currently occupies large areas of territory in the province of Noth Kivu.

Last week, Belgium's ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo said that the country should file a complaint with the International Court of Justice over Rwanda's failure to respect its border.


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