Africa Security Brief No. 27

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Creating Sustainable Peacekeeping Capability in Africa

By Daniel Hampton

April 30, 2014

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Nearly half of all uniformed peacekeepers are African and countries like Ghana, Rwanda, Senegal, and South Africa have provided troops to UN and AU missions almost continuously over the past decade. Despite such vast experience, African peacekeepers are often reliant on international partners for training before they can deploy on these missions. Institutionalizing a capacity-building model within African defense forces is a more sustainable approach that maintains a higher level of readiness to respond to emerging crises and contingencies on the continent.

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Publication Type: Africa Security Briefs

Security Topic(s): Peacekeeping