UNITED NATIONS, May 24, 2019 - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (C, front) speaks during the Diagne Medal award ceremony at the UN headquarters in New York, May 24, 2019. A Malawian soldier, who gave his life to save a comrade-in-arms in a UN operation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in November 2018, was posthumously awarded the highest and most prestigious recognition for UN peacekeeping on Friday. The Captain Mbaye Diagne Medal for Exceptional Courage was awarded to Private Chancy Chitete. His family received the medal on his behalf from UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

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Chitete Mwenechanya (R), receives the Diagne Medal awarded to her late husband from United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, during a ceremony at the UN headquarters in New York, May 24, 2019.

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