Africa's First Peacekeeping Operation: The Oau in Chad, 1981-1982


The Organization of African Unity (OAU) fielded the first successful African-mandated multinational peacekeeping operation in Chad in 1981-1982. Rather than being a strictly humanitarian mission, Mays shows how the force evolved as a foreign policy tool of Nigeria supported by France and the United States. He details every meeting/conference between 1979 and 1981 that discussed a peacekeeping option for Chad and offers an exhaustive examination of the logistics, deployment, and operations of the OAU peacekeeping mission.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2002


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