As Kenya and Djibouti Fight Over a UN Security Council Seat, China Pops Up

Mohamed Siad Doualeh, the ambassador of Djibouti to the UN

Djibouti is vying with Kenya to win an elected seat in the United Nations Security Council for the 2021-22 term among the African bloc. The candidacy contest for the current open seat has revealed a rare open disagreement between African nations that is linked to China’s control in parts of the continent. The African Union … Read more As Kenya and Djibouti Fight Over a UN Security Council Seat, China Pops Up

China Takes a Peacekeeping Risk in Mali

Chinese peacekeepers arriving in Bamako, Mali

China has dipped a big toe in peacekeeping waters by sending its first-ever infantry troops to work for a United Nations mission — in this case, Mali, where a mission was set up last summer to stabilize the country after a military coup in 2012 and a French military intervention against Islamic extremists in early … Read more China Takes a Peacekeeping Risk in Mali

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