A major hurdle in South Sudan is the presence of detractors who could undermine the successful implementation of peace agreements.
The new $100 million Blackrock peacekeeping training facility in Fiji has high ambitions, but will need Australia’s ongoing support to succeed.
Rwandan forces have been able to keep civilian casualties low in Cabo Delgado despite carrying out a counterterrorism operation.
The international effort to address three decades of violence in eastern DRC has drawn in the UN, east African troops and now a southern African force.
The politics of delivering aid in war zones are messy, the ethics fraught and the logistics daunting. But getting everything right is essential − and in this instance could save many Gazans’ lives.
It would help African countries to have a common position on the Ukraine war. This should be based on its impact on food and energy security in the continent.
A comprehensive strategy does not seem to be an immediate priority for Congolese authorities with an eye on elections.
An agreement to end conflict is only one small step in an often long process.
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.