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    A BBC News Magazine special on Captain Mbaye Diagne, a Muslim from Senegal's army with the UN peacekeepers as an unarmed military observer:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/special/20...954/index.html

    An official estimate by the State Department in Washington, which in 2011 honoured Mbaye with a Tribute To Persons Of Courage certificate, says the figure is “as many as 600”.

    But the American Fulbright Scholar Richard Siegler, who lives in Rwanda and plans to publish a book on Mbaye, thinks the correct figure may be 1,000 or more.
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    Great story, David !

    Mbaye was a devout Muslim, but he carried alcohol in his UN 4x4 to buy the lives of people he was taking through the deadly checkpoints.

    “In his car, he would often have cases of beer, bottles of whisky and lots of packets of cigarettes,” says Faye. “And he always had wads of cash.”
    Tom and I used to do this, even with those disgusting Army rations. Well, neither of us were Muslims so we drank the cold beers with our French mutin in the hills of Rwanda

    Nothing like a cold lager after dinner on the road !
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    A BBC News Magazine special on Captain Mbaye Diagne, a Muslim from Senegal's army with the UN peacekeepers as an unarmed military observer:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/special/20...954/index.html

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    In the end, Daff says, it was decided that Capt Mbaye, an unarmed military observer, would take the children in his unarmoured car to the relative safety of the nearby UN-guarded Hotel des Mille Collines.
    Hotel des Mille Collines is Hotel Rwanda.
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