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U.S. to Train, Expand S.African Peacekeeping Force

The United States will help train and equip thousands of South African troops to expand Pretoria’s peacekeeping efforts on the troubled continent, Washington’s ambassador to the country said. Cameron Hume said during a joint military training operation deep in the bush on Friday that the two countries were about to sign an agreement whereby Washington would help South Africa set up a force of at least 2,000 soldiers for peace efforts abroad. South Africa has 1,400 troops in Burundi and the same number in the Democratic Republic of Congo under President Thabo Mbeki’s policy of stepping up assistance to the rest of Africa. Full Story

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