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African Conflicts

Volume 449: debated on Monday 24 July 2006

12. To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps British military personnel are taking to help to prevent conflicts in Africa. (87195)

UK armed forces personnel are playing an important role in helping prevent conflict in Africa, by building peace support capacity and teaching the principles of good governance and the democratic accountability of armed forces. British military personnel are providing training and technical assistance to the African Union, to African regional organisations and peace support centres and bilaterally to key partner countries such as Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana and Sierra Leone, in order to help build long-term conflict prevention and peacekeeping capacity.