UN peace operations

Mali mission reminiscent of Afghanistan

The safe bet now is that Mali will be the ultimate destination for our blue-helmet offering. But if Canadian troops had no luck with nation-building in a divided Afghanistan, why would we do the same in the Sahara?

A rocket-hit container is pictured after an attack during which six peacekeepers from Guinea were killed and others injured at a UN peacekeeping camp in Kidal, Mali, on Feb. 13. UN photograph by Marco Dormino

By SCOTT TAYLOR

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016 12:00 AM

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