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The Crisis of African Peacekeeping

Surplus to requirements: UN peacekeeping forces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have been asked to leave by the country's president. Image: MONUSCO / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 2.0 DEED

At the root of the peacekeeping crisis in Africa is a paradox. UN peacekeepers tend to be well-resourced but unwilling to undertake dangerous enforcement missions, whereas African peacekeepers are more willing to do what is needed to maintain peace, but rarely receive the logistical and financial resources they need.

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Adekeye Adebajo

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