n Conflict Trends - Peace operations in Africa : seven challenges, any solutions?

Volume 2009, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1561-9818


As of 30 June 2009, the African continent is home to 10 military peace operations. Six of these are United Nations (UN) missions - in Côte d'Ivoire (UNOCI), Chad/Central African Republic (CAR) (MINURCAT), Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) (MONUC), Liberia (UNMIL), Sudan (UNMIS) and Western Sahara (MINURSO). One mission is a hybrid UN-African Union (AU) operation in Darfur, Sudan (UNAMID). The other three missions are the AU operation in Somalia (AMISOM); the Economic Community of Central African States (CEMAC) operation in CAR (MICOPAX); and the Special Task Force in Burundi, run by South Africa. These operations involve over 73 000 uniformed peacekeepers and represent approximately 70% of the UN's worldwide deployments.

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