Myth vs. reality: what do Uganda, Burundi, Djibouti, Kenya, Sierra Leone and Ethiopia really gain from contributing troops to the AMISOM mission?
Most of the African Union peacekeeping operations in Somalia annual costs of about US$900 million are covered by external donors.
Because of tensions over River Nile, the speed with which Cairo has moved to embrace the new Somali president is bound to increase Ethiopia’s anxieties at the growing Arab influence in the country.
When in 2010 Rwanda threatened to quit Darfur peacekeeping UN chief Ki-moon begged it to stay. By contrast, Kenya and Uganda got a “thank you and a goodbye” this year