Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nepal, Rwanda, and Senegal between them provide 30% of the UN’s total peacekeeping force.
On his last visit to the African Union in Ethiopia, Ban Ki-Moon had an entourage of 79. By contrast, in January his successor Guterres arrived in Addis Ababa with just 2 other people.
The job will almost undoubtedly become even more demanding in 2017, with the usual logjams to be expected at the Security Council and crises mushrooming from South Sudan to Syria
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
The departure of Kenya’s Ondieki’s departure will not solve the wider deficiencies and challenges hobbling UN peacekeeping in South Sudan. He inherited many of those shortcomings
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