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World Leaves Africa Peacekeeping to the Poor

The United Nations is trying to prevent a major humanitarian disaster in Central and West Africa by dispatching a battalion of diplomats and a contingent of peacekeepers to the politically troubled continent. But non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and peace activists say the international community is doing too little too late to prevent the spreading crises in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ivory Coast, Liberia, Guinea-Bissau, Burundi and the Central African Republic. The inaction reflects a new division of labor in international security, where the United States and other rich nations will handle “hard issues”–such as weapons of mass destruction, terrorism and nuclear proliferation–leaving local conflicts, poverty and HIV/AIDS to others, says Salih Booker, executive director of Africa Action. Full Story

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