U.S. and UK Assist in Training Malawi’s Peacekeepers

Cpl. Binod Bhujael, a Gurkha assigned to the British army's 2nd Battalion Royal Gurkha Rifles, shakes hands with a Malawi Defense Force soldier after patrol during MALBAT 10 at Machinga Hills Training Area in Zomba, Malawi, May 28, 2018. The British Peace Support Team advised and assisted the MDF in

U.S. Army Africa and the UK’s British Peace Support Team recently advised and assisted in the training of Malawi Defense Force (MDF) peacekeeping operations soldiers in jungle warfare tactics for their upcoming United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) deployment to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The recent six-week training program took place near Zomba, Malawi.   Malawi has more than 25 years of experience in international peacekeeping operations with deployments to Rwanda, Cote D’Ivoire, Liberia, Sudan, South Sudan, Kosovo, and the DRC.   Learn more about the U.S. partnership with the MDF at:  https://mw.usembassy.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/219/2017/03/US-Malawi-Military-Collaboration-Fact-Sheet-2017-03.pdf