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Benin to set up center for training of peacekeepers

Xinhua, August 29, 2016 Adjust font size:

Benin's government has decided to set up a training center for peacekeeping missions in Cana, a town situated about 100 kilometers north of Cotonou, the country's economic capital.

A government statement released on Sunday said the initiative aims at improving the level of training of Beninese troops.

The statement said the Cana military camp already has an air base and necessary equipment to prepare Beninese troops for the peacekeeping missions.

Besides being located close to the Hospital Center in Zou-Collines region which is used for taking care of any eventual medical emergencies, the camp equally has a runway.

Benin's government has so far authorized deployment of 1,287 soldiers to four peacekeeping operations in Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali and the Central African Republic. Endit