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Foreign troop deployment at traditionally low levels in Africa amid Security Council campaign

By Neil Moss      

Canada currently has 120 Canadian Force members deployed to Africa, down from 427 members that were deployed to the continent during the Canada's contribution to the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali.

Two Griffon helicopters are pictured, five of which were deployed as part of Canada's 13-month task force supporting the United Nation's peacekeeping mission in Mali. Since Canada has left, its number of troops deployed in Africa has decreased by 312. Photograph courtesy of the Department of National Defence/Ken Beliwicz

As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in Africa trying to drum up support for Canada’s United Nations Security Council bid, its commitment of military support to the region has dropped since the the end of its contribution to the UN’s peacekeeping mission in Mali.

Neil Moss

Neil Moss is a reporter at The Hill Times covering federal politics, foreign policy, and defence. 
- nmoss@hilltimes.com


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