Search

 

Cablegate: Darfur: Problems with Rwandan Transport

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

UNCLAS KIGALI 001163

SIPDIS

INFO HQ USEUCOM VAIHINGEN GE//ECJ33///

SENSITIVE

DEPARTMENT FOR AF, AF/C, AND AF/E

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL MASS RW SU NL
SUBJECT: DARFUR: PROBLEMS WITH RWANDAN TRANSPORT


1. (SBU) Charge spoke with Dutch Charge the morning of 13
August regarding the movement of a company of Rwandan
soldiers to Darfur to provide protection to AU observers.
According to Dutch Charge, one commercial aircraft will
transport RDF troops and equipment in two or three sorties
from Kigali. As of 1020 GMT, the aircraft had not arrived in
Kigali. Despite previous estimates that it would require
three days to load the aircraft once it had landed, both the
Dutch Charge and the RDF were hopeful that the plane could
take off for Darfur tomorrow (8/14) as planned. As one
senior RDF officer put it, they "will work through the night".

2. (SBU) A last minute problem has arisen over the
transport of RDF ammunition. Apparently, the RDF was not
aware of international rules for the transport of hazardous
goods, such as ammunition, and did not prepare the ammunition
properly. The Dutch Charge said that he is working with the
RDF to try to resolve the issue, and the AU is assisting. At
present, it appears the RDF will charter a local air cargo
service, Silverback, to take the hazerdous material. It has
not been resolved who will pay for this second charter, but
the RDF is hopeful that either the AU or the Dutch will foot
the bill.

3. (U) Embassy will continue to monitor and advise of any
undue delays in the Rwandan movement.

4. (U) Khartoum minimize considered.
O'LEARY

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 


Myanmar: Military Must Stop Murdering And Jailing Protestors – Bachelet

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Thursday said security forces in Myanmar must “halt their vicious crackdown on peaceful protestors,” following another day of deadly violence across the country on Wednesday... More>>

Syria: Economic Decline, Rising Hunger And Surging Humanitarian Needs

Syria’s fragile economy has “suffered multiple shocks” over the past 18 months, with its currency plummeting and joblessness swelling as people struggle to cover their basic needs, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator told the Security Council ... More>>

OECD: Final Quarter Of 2020 Shows Continued Recovery In G20 International Merchandise Trade

G20 international merchandise trade continued to rebound in the fourth quarter of 2020 ( exports up 7.2% and imports up 6.8%), following the sharp falls seen in the first half of 2020, as lockdown measures affected trade globally. Although growth ... More>>


Focus On: UN SDGs


UNFCCC: Greater Climate Ambition Urged As Initial NDC Synthesis Report Is Published

UN Climate Change today published the Initial NDC Synthesis Report, showing nations must redouble efforts and submit stronger, more ambitious national climate action plans in 2021 if they’re to achieve the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global temperature rise by 2°C—ideally 1.5°C—by the end of the century... More>>


2021: Critical Year To ‘reset Our Relationship With Nature’ – UN Chief

During this time of “crisis and fragility”, the UN chief told the United Nations Environment Assembly on Monday that human well-being and prosperity can be vastly improved by prioritizing nature-based solutions. Painting a picture of the turmoil ... More>>


Paris Agreement: UN Secretary-General António Guterres To Mark U.S. Reentry With Envoy For Climate John Kerry

Watch live at webtv.un.org UN Secretary-General António Guterres will join U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John F. Kerry at an event marking the United States’ reentry into the Paris Agreement this Friday. The discussion with the Secretary-General ... More>>