US resists African bid for UN funding of new peace…


US resists African bid for UN funding of new peace operations

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Half of the UN's peacekeeping missions are in Africa, prompting calls for the African Union to step in to lead peace operations

Half of the UN’s peacekeeping missions are in Africa, prompting calls for the African Union to step in to lead peace operations

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…

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