1992-2012, Twenty Years of UN Peacekeeping in Africa: What Results?

From 1992 to 2012, the African continent, beset by multiple crises and conflicts, has witnessed the deployment of more than twenty peacekeeping, peace-consolidation or observation missions under the aegis of the UN, experiencing mixed fortunes. Despite some successes, it remains true that the majority has failed to meet the expectations placed on them; hence the need for Africa to engage more than in the past in the search for solutions to crises and conflicts it faces.