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UN to launch largest ever Africa peacekeeping mission


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Apr 13, 2011
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On Monday the United Nations will launch one of its largest ever peacekeeping missions in Africa. More than 12,000 troops are being deployed in Mali. They are taking over from French forces who have been fighting opposition groups there since January. Al Jazeera's James Bays reports from Timbuktu.

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Mali is in a state of despair and instability. This peacekeeping mission needs to work for the future of Mali.

Except, of course, there is no peace to keep. They'll go in with their sidearms and blue helmets and be totally ineffective, as is always the case (ask the people of Srbenica). What they need is peace makers, not peace keepers.
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