NI-based troops arrive in Africa


A team of Northern Ireland-based soldier has arrived in Malawi in south east Africa, to commence training ahead of an international peace-keeping deployment to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Although the members of 1 Scots (based at Palace Barracks) will not travel to the DRC, the Malawian troops they train will.

They will be posted to the north-east of the DRC – the same general region where elderly Ulster missionary Maud Kells had been shot earlier in January.

In addition, it is expected that a contingent of troops who were dispatched to Sierra Leone to set up logistics for the international fight against ebola are due back in the Province this weekend.