The AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur: Challenges, Lessons and Implications for Regional Peacekeeping Training

"This [think] piece seeks to highlight key lessons that the joint AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID), presents and their implications for regional peacekeeping training. The piece is informed by the argument that the environment of the African Mission in Sudan-Darfur (AMIS), which was established by the decision of the AU Peace and Security Council (PSC)in 2004, typifies two of the mission scenarios of the African Standby Force (ASF). These are: Scenario 5 (complex peacekeeping with spoilers in which the UN/international community does not act promptly) and Scenario 6 (intervention, e.g., genocide)."