As of June, China had sent more than 1,000 peacekeeping troops to South Sudan, a key ally where it has large oil investments. Photo: AFP
As of June, China had sent more than 1,000 peacekeeping troops to South Sudan, a key ally where it has large oil investments. Photo: AFP

China likely to take bigger role in peacekeeping missions in West Africa

  • Beijing has pledged to increase funding and troop numbers for UN operations in the Sahel
  • The unstable region is also a strategic point for Beijing’s trade ambitions in the continent

Topic |   China-Africa relations
As of June, China had sent more than 1,000 peacekeeping troops to South Sudan, a key ally where it has large oil investments. Photo: AFP
As of June, China had sent more than 1,000 peacekeeping troops to South Sudan, a key ally where it has large oil investments. Photo: AFP
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