The U.N., the U.S. and strife in Africa

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Is there a peace to keep in Sierra Leone? Civilians are being evacuated from Sierra Leone as more than 500 United Nations peacekeepers remain unaccounted for. Can the UN save Sierra Leone? Can order be achieved in so embattled a territory without the internal cooperation of Africa-s many heads of state? How might failure in this West African country impact other peacekeeping efforts in the region? Guests include UN Secretary General Kofi Annan's special advisor for special assignments in Africa; a former ambassador in the region who wrote "Why Peacekeeping Fails;" and the president of the Free Africa Foundation.

Civilians flee rebels in Sierra Leone (Reuters)

UN's largest force loses control (Christian Science Monitor)



Warren Olney


Frances Anderton