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UN Recognizes Exceptional Bravery of Senegalese Peacekeeper

The United Nations has recognized the outstanding bravery of a peacekeeper who was killed while protecting hundreds of civilians during the 1994 Rwandan genocide. The honor was awarded Thursday to the widow and two children of Senegalese Captain Mbaye Diagne. In 1994, Diagne was a young army officer deployed with the U.N. Assistance Mission for Rwanda.  While Hutus massacred at least 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus during a 100-day spree, Diagne risked his life to save hundreds...

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