The First Ten Years of AU and Its Performance in Peace and Security

PSC Ten Years On

No region is more plagued with violent conflicts than Africa. The presence of more than 11 peacekeeping mis-sions composed of nearly 50,000 strong UN and AU peacekeepers in areas such as Darfur, Abyei, Somalia and the Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as thousands of western military forces in Djibouti, are evidence of some of Africa’s many peace and security challenges.