Obama: US will help Africa set up peacekeeping force

Washington (KON) - The United States will help African nations set up a rapid response force to support United Nations and African Union peacekeeping missions, President Barack Obama said Wednesday.
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Obama: US will help Africa set up peacekeeping force

Obama, closing a summit with 50 African countries in Washington, said the force could be dispatched rapidly in support of UN-backed missions on the continent.

"We will join with six countries that have demonstrated a track record as peacekeepers," Obama told a news conference.

"We