Major General Henry Kwami Anyidoho is a product of the Ghana Military Academy, the USA. Signals School at Fort Gordon, Georgia and the United States Marines Command and General Staff College in Quantico, Virginia. His peacekeeping career started with the UN Emergency Force II in Sinai. This was followed by further service in Lebanon, and Rwanda. As senior staff officer at the General Headquarters, Ministry of Defence Ghana, he was deeply involved in the planning of Liberia and Cambodia peace-keeping operations. In Rwanda he was the Deputy Force Commander and Chief of Staff of the UN Assistance Mission for Rwanda (UNAMIR) where he collected the material for this book.

Major General Anyidoho has participated in many international conferences and workshops on peacekeeping. He was the UN expert who helped to draft a document for the Chiefs of Staff of the central organ of the OAU on conflict resolution in 1996. The author progressed in active service to the rank of a Major General and retired after almost forty-two years of meritorious service. He was also decorated with the Distinguished Service Order for Gallantry. On retirement, the United Nations engaged him for a number of missions culminating in his appointment as the Deputy Joint Special Representative for the United Nations-African Union Hybrid Mission in the Darfur region of The distinguished General is a Senior Research Associate of the King’s College of London.

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