The men in Blue Helmets in Africa. Who are they?

China’s growing presence and influence in international politics is particularly evident in Africa, but while this relationship has previously been predominantly economic China’s role on the continent is continuously increasing in the political and security domains.

Peace operations can be important for maintaining stability and safeguarding democratic transitions, but multilateral institutions that deploy troops face many challenges  as well.

Talk Africa takes a look at some of the challenges these peacekeepers face.