AU needs cash for peace

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

THE AU has told the UN that fi­nan­cial re­source gaps are among the ma­jor chal­leng­ing sit­u­a­tions fac­ing Africa in its ef­forts to en­sure peace and sta­bil­ity on the con­ti­nent.

Smail Cher­gui, AU Com­mis­sioner for Peace and Se­cu­rity, told the UN Se­cu­rity Coun­cil on Wed­nes­day that con­flict pre­ven­tion re­mains the most cost ef­fec­tive con­flict man­age­ment tools but yet the least re­sourced. Cher­gui has called for more strength­ened co-op­er­a­tion with the UN on peace and se­cu­rity on the con­ti­nent.

Over the past decade, the AU has au­tho­rised the de­ploy­ment of more than 100 000 uni­formed and civil­ian peace­keep­ing per­son­nel. Xin­hua

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