Record number of UN peacekeepers in Africa

Number of UN soldiers on the continent has reached a total of almost 115,000.

    The United Nations has eight peacekeeping operations in Africa.

    As the number of simultaneous missions has increased ,one of the challenges facing peacekeeping operations in Africa is how quickly to deploy troops to war zones. 

    Al Jazeera's diplomatic editor James Bays explains. 

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    From Zimbabwe to England: A story of war, home and identity

    The country I saw as home, my parents saw as oppressors

    What happens when you reject the identity your parents fought for and embrace that of those they fought against?

    Becoming Ocean: When you and the world are drowning

    Becoming Ocean: When you and the world are drowning

    One woman shares the story of her life with polycystic kidney disease and sees parallels with the plight of the planet.

    The evening death came for me: My journey with PTSD

    The evening death came for me: My journey with PTSD

    On a gorgeous Florida evening, a truck crashed into me. As I lay in intensive care, I learned who had been driving it.