Lachel Chitete Mwenechanya received the Captain Mbaye Diagne Medal for Exceptional Courage from the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres.
This was on behalf of her late husband, Private Chancy Chitete of Malawi.
Chitete died in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) last November when he sustained fatal injuries while saving a fellow UN peacekeeper who survived.
She has received the medal at a ceremony held at United Nations Headquarters in New York in observance of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers.
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