International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

China and Peacekeeping in Africa
Dr. Edgar Agubamah

China is becoming an international expectation while making positive and tangible contributions to global peace and security especially her contributions to the United Nations peacekeeping Operations in Africa. Peace and stability are the common aspirations of all people. To help maintain peace, and rebuild war-torn countries, China has actively participated in UN peacekeeping operations in Africa. Contrary to the conventional wisdom focusing on China’s involvement in African economy, China’s engagement in multilateral organizations such as the UN for sustainable international peace and security especially in Africa is wonderful. Again while China’s foreign aid and investment in developing nations has been well documented, less familiar is its key role in peacekeeping missions in troubled regions like Africa. Based on this, this work using the theory of systems aims to explore this new China shift towards Africa and conclusively proffer reasons why she took this decision. For clarity and easy comprehension the work is compartmentalise into five sections: - introduction, theoretical framework, the concept: peacekeeping, China’s peacekeeping mission in Africa, and conclusion.

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