US resists African bid for UN funding of new peace operations

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United Nations (United States) (AFP)

An ambitious push by African countries to secure UN financing for future peace operations is facing strong resistance from the United States, which has put forward conditions for the funding, according to documents seen by AFP on Wednesday.

Ethiopia, Equatorial Guinea and Ivory Coast — the three African members of the Security Council — have presented a draft resolution that would allow UN financing for African peace missions on a case-by-case basis.

France and China strongly back the initiative that would provide the African Union with a major influx of funds and strengthen its response to conflicts on the continent.

But the United…

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