Friction on the frontline: The role of African soldiers in the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali

The APSTA Peacekeeping This Month is pleased to share with you a new report on a collaborative research between the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) and the Royal Danish Defense College (RDDC).

The report provides new insights into the roles and experiences of African soldiers serving in the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), demonstrating the disproportionate dangers that confront African soldiers in comparison to their European and Asian mission counterparts.

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Where to from here for the UN in South Sudan?

isslogoThe APSTA Peacekeeping This Month is pleased to share with you an article authored by Meressa Kahsu, Researcher and Training Coordinator at the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), titled Where to from here for the UN in South Sudan?

The article highlights the major factors that have contributed for the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) in failing to achieve one of its core mandates relating to the protection of civilians. It points out that a more robust operational mandate with matching capabilities might be the last shot at success for UNMISS. Considering the expiry of the current mandate of the mission on 15 December and the possibility of extension after that timeline, the article raises key questions, such as:

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