On Tuesday, October 4, the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center hosted Lieutenant General Yohannes Gebremeskel Tesfamariam, former force commander of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), who discussed the evolving security situation in the country, the impact of international peacekeeping forces, and ways forward for UNMISS.
Africa Center Deputy Director Bronwyn Bruton welcomed participants and, following the introductory remarks, moderated the discussion. Africa Center Senior Fellow MG Christopher Leins, USA (ret.), introduced General Yohannes; LtCol C. Derek Campbell, USMCR, former chief of military plans for UNMISS; and LtCol Chester King, USMC, former chief of military plans for UNMISS. Yohannes, Campbell, and King each provided opening remarks before engaging in discussion.
Participants at the event included current and former US government officials and representatives of civil society.