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UN Honors Senegalese Peacekeeper with Courage Medal

The United Nations has created a medal to be awarded to U.N. peacekeepers and civilian staff demonstrating great courage. The medal is being named for an heroic Senegalese peacekeeper who died saving hundreds of lives during the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Captain Mbaye Diagne distinguished himself during the dark days of Rwanda’s 1994 genocide in which Hutu extremists slaughtered some 800,000 people, mostly Tutsis, in just 100 days. The 36-year-old captain, husband and father of two was an...

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