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A deserter said some detainees had been held for several years without trial and without visitors.


Rwanda is holding more than 280 troops accused of desertion on an island in Lake Kivu, the army has revealed.

Brig. Gen. Joseph Nzabamwita told the BBC they were undergoing re-education.

An alleged deserter being held on the island had told the BBC the soldiers were transferred there a year ago from a military prison to prevent a planned visit by the Red Cross.

Denying the allegations, Gen. Nzabamwita said the BBC was welcome to visit the island.

The Japanese Government will provide non-refundable aid worth almost 123,000 USD to a project to support victims of unexploded ordnance (UXO) in the central province of Quang Tri.

Soldiers detecting bombs and mines in Son Tinh District, Quang Ngai Province. Photo: Quan Doi Nhan Dan


The aid contract was signed by Hideo Suzuki, charge d’affaires of the Japanese Embassy in Vietnam, and Jeanne Samuel, Country Director at the US ’s Humpty Dumpty Institute (HDI) in Vietnam, in Hanoi on August 10.

Under the contract, the funding will be granted to farmers, single women and ethnic people involved in the project, helping them participate in mushroom growing to improve home economics.

Conducted by HDI in cooperation with Vietnam’s RENEW Project since 2010 through the joint programme called “Mushrooms with a Mission”, the project now sees the participation of 100 families in 15 communes in Trieu Phong and Cam Lo districts.

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FORT RILEY, Kan. (April 11, 2012) — As current and future enemies attempt to adapt to the Army’s tactics, techniques and procedures down range, counteraction seems to be a critical aspect of the training mission stateside. 

Soldiers training at Fort Riley have the advantage of one of the Army’s first computer-based mission training complexes. The MTC is integrated with other training capabilities that form the digital training campus that opened in June 2009. 

The 160,000-square-foot Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design gold-certified building is just one of many resources at Fort Riley’s Regional Training Campus — a major facet in the new Forces Command Regional Collective Training Capability concept. Fort Riley was identified as an RCTC-host installation in July 2011, one of 27 in the Army, because of its centralized location and efficient training capabilities.

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