Peacekeeping in Africa

GUESTS: DENNIS JETT, Ph. D. *Author, Why Peacekeeping Fails. (St. Martin's Press, 2000) *U.S. ambassador to Peru from 1996 until 1999 and Ambassador to Mozambique from 1993 to 1996 DAVID SMOCK *Director, Africa Program, United States Institute of Peace, Washington, DC *Co-editor of African Conflict Resolution: The U.S. Role in Peacemaking (USIP 1995) MOHAMED SAHNOUN *Special Advisor to the UN Secretary General on Africa When several hundred poorly prepared UN peacekeepers were taken hostage in Sierra Leone, it marked only the latest in a series of embarassments for the United Nations in Africa. After failed missions from Somalia to Rwanda, can the international community develop an effective approach to nurturing peace in Africa?



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