Urban peacekeeping I Berlin Wall

Posted by: The Conversation Global

Date: Friday, 08 November 2019


Editor's note

Any peacekeeping operation needs to secure strategically important institutions. When these are located in densely populated cities, there are grave risks for troops on patrol. Emma Elfversson, Paul D. Williams and Sara Lindberg Bromley unpack the lessons learnt from the African Union mission in Somalia, centred on the capital Mogadishu.

This weekend will mark 30 years since the Berlin Wall was opened amid joyous celebrations from East and West Germans alike. It was never going to be easy to reunite the two parts of the country that had been separated since 1961, and people who had lived under such different regimes. But as Matt Fitzpatrick writes, Berlin has knitted itself together well, once again becoming not only the German capital but the political and cultural centre of Europe.

Julius Maina

Regional Editor East Africa

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