Consolidating peace efforts across the vast territory has proved difficult for close to three decades. Scholars explain why.
The AU’s first two decades have largely represented a magical, mystical world of unfulfilled expectations.
Protests are likely to continue over the coming months, particularly in the run-up to the Congo presidential elections next year.
The UN has been working for 20 years to increase the number of female peacekeepers – but countries that give their troops to the UN are reluctant to put more women in active combat.
The plan to replace Museveni with his son has dramatically shifted from rumour to reality in recent months.
The UN voted to extend its presence in South Sudan for another year. However, its success in the country faces many challenges.
International support for Déby and the dependence on Chad’s peacekeeping troops had a downside: it came at the expense of democracy and respect for human rights.
Tens of thousands of Ukrainians are using humanitarian corridors to leave the country. But these routes are often announced for political reasons and do not always offer safety
WHO’s safeguarding failure in the DRC has re-focused attention on the sexual misconduct that surfaces with disgraceful regularity in humanitarian, development, and peacekeeping operations worldwide.
The army may help create a more stable and secure environment in the short term, but this is unlikely to result in sustainable and lasting peace.
Hammarskjöld lasting legacy was to develop the secretary-general’s political role, as the UN found its way through the Cold War.
Intervention in Cabo Delgado is a potentially dangerous move with far-reaching consequences for SADC if its efforts fail, or it becomes a protracted intervention.
Indonesia needs to consider long-term engagement to produce deeper and more sustainable impacts.
Some 5,000 National Guardsmen will stay in Washington to protect the Capitol into March, according to the Pentagon. The Guard is seen as a reliable peacekeeping force – but it wasn’t always that way.
Besides the misalignment of its resources, design, equipment and its additional roles, the military has also been hobbled by misappropriation of funds.
Peacekeeping had been in decline before COVID-19, but they are vital tools in the UN’s armoury.
Canada sees itself as a peacekeeper and an independent voice in global affairs. The recent vote for a seat on the UN Security Council shows the world doesn’t agree with that image.
South Africa’s post-apartheid leaders have failed to properly prepare the military for secondary roles such as peacekeeping, let alone to a fight a virus.
Nigeria’s pre-eminent position in Africa, lost to corruption and political patronage over the years, can be regained by putting its house in order.
Local peacebuilders must step up to the plate with support from their counterparts in the international community.