Ambassador Tulinabo Mushingi, through the Africa Contingency Training and Assistance (ACOTA) program, donated $1.8M dollars in support materials to the Burkinabe Peacekeeping Forces. The materials, presented to General Chief of Staff of the armed Forces Nabere Honore Traore, included field medical equipment, generators, body armor, uniforms and many other tools. This equipment was given to the Badenia 2 battalion currently training at the Loumbila Camp in preparation for deployment to Darfur next March.
This initiative is designed to improve African militaries’ capabilities by providing selected training and equipment necessary for multinational peace support operations.
During his speech, Ambassador Mushingi highlighted the commitment of the U.S. to support Burkina Faso in its peacekeeping efforts.