BBC News quotes Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham on the African Union’s new multidisciplinary crisis intervention force:

“There’s been a positive experience of African contributions to keeping peace on the continent,” says Peter Pham, director of the Africa Centre of the Atlantic Council.”

The concept of specialisation has largely not occurred in Africa,” says Mr Pham.

“For example, it’s harder to co-ordinate infantry brigades from five different countries that are trained to do the same thing, than having five different units that do five different tasks that learn to operate together and complement each other.”

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