What’s the role of UN peacekeepers? | Inside Story

The United Nations Peacekeeping mission has been around for more than 60 years. In that time, it's helped many countries transition from conflict to peace and stability. Its troops are deployed by member states and number in their tens of thousands… But there's a growing pushback against the blue helmets – especially in Africa – where some host nations say they've lost confidence in their mission. Democratic Republic of Congo is among those–calling for their withdrawal or who have already sent them packing. But what's the alternative? And will this pave the way for private armies to take over? Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom Guests: Moussa Kondo – Executive Director at the Sahel Institute and a former Special Adviser to the President of Mali. Tara O'Connor – Founder and Executive Director at Africa Risk Consulting. Mukesh Kapila – Former UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Sudan. Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ Check out our Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/aljazeeraenglish/ Download AJE Mobile App: https://aje.io/AJEMobile #Aljazeeraenglish #News #insidestory #unitednations #DemocraticRepublicofCongo
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