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The African Union and peace and security in Central Africa
Journal article, Created By Fafore, Olumide Adetokunbo and Published By Adonis and Abbey in English language
Since the formation of the African Union (AU) in 2002, peace and security has been its central components. The African Union has sought to respond to the many violent conflicts on the continent with African solutions to African problems through the establishment of the African Union Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) and its components. More than a decade however, the African continent remains punctuated by violent conflicts, in, for example, Central Africa, Libya, the Lake Chad Basin region and the Sahel region. This work will assess the African&#...
The AU Task Forces: an African response to transnational armed groups
Journal article, Created By Brubacher, Matthew and Published By Cambridge University Press in English language
This article examines the Task Forces created by the African Union (AU) to address the security threats posed by Boko Haram and the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). It argues that these Task Forces are well suited to address transnational armed groups whose ambiguous political goals and extreme violence make traditional conflict resolution ineffective. Although the Task Forces fall within the AU's collective security mandate and broadly within the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA), their distinct characteristics make it more capable of addressing these&#...
The Changing Nature of the Terrorist Threat in Africa and the AU’s Response
Journal article, Created By Hussein Solomon and Published By Adonis & Abbey in English language
A decade in existence, the African Union (AU) has had to rapidly deal with the existence of a post 9/11 world where terrorism has grown ubiquitous. Both foreign and local terror groups proliferate on the African continent from Boko Haram and to Hezbollah. What this paper seeks to do is to assess the African Union's responses to the scourge of terrorism. Moreover the AU has had to respond to a threat which morphed in response to counter-terrorism initiatives posing new challenges to the strategic environment. When considering responses of&...
The AU Task Forces: an African response to transnational armed groups
Journal article, Created By Brubacher, Matthew and Published By Cambridge University Press in English language
This article examines the Task Forces created by the African Union (AU) to address the security threats posed by Boko Haram and the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). It argues that these Task Forces are well suited to address transnational armed groups whose ambiguous political goals and extreme violence make traditional conflict resolution ineffective. Although the Task Forces fall within the AU's collective security mandate and broadly within the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA), their distinct characteristics make it more capable of addressing these&#...
The African union interventions in African conflicts : unity and leadership conundrum on Libya
Journal article, Created By Ekwealor, Chinedu Thomas and Published By Adonis and Abbey in English language
Scholars are divided over the African Union's unity on Libya conflict in 2011, they however agree that the United Nations (UN)-backed North Atlantic Treaty Organization's (NATO) intervention in Libya was successful because the African Union was truly divided and lacking in leadership. They contend that the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) intervention in Libya was a dishonest act which was politically and economically motivated in pursuit of the national interests of some UNSC's permanent five (P5) states. Although the AU was unequivocal in its cond...
Perspectives on 2011: A year of change
Journal article, Created By Handy, Paul-Simon and Published By Taylor & Francis in English language
The dramatic events of the Arab Spring have changed the political landscape in Africa and showed up both the need for and the shortcomings of the African Union. The author looks at the impact of the past year on security issues across Africa.
Peace operations review and implications for the Training for Peace programme : strengthening United Nations and African Union operations in Africa
Journal article, Created By Machakaire, James Pumzile and Published By ACCORD in English language
This article reflects on the review of United Nations (UN) peace operations by the UN High-level Independent Panel, appointed by the UN Secretary-General in October 2014, and on its implications for Africa and the Training for Peace (TfP) in Africa Programme. Africa's security environment has deteriorated, with difficult security challenges defying solutions. Contemporary conflicts are riddled with evolving hybrid and asymmetric threats that weave a complex pattern of interconnected terror, mayhem and destruction. These threats continue to undermine the human security platform&...
South African policy on migration and its alignment with the UNO Charter on Refugee and Asylum-seekers
Journal article, Created By Odunayo, Moyosore A. and Published By Adonis and Abbey in English language
There is an increase in the tide of refugees due mainly to wars and insurgent activities in their home countries. The need for international treaties and agreements such as the United Nations and African Union's convention on refugees and asylum seekers to ensure their protection in the host countries is vital. As a microcosm of globalized effort in this direction, South Africa has engaged with this problem and provides strong support for the work of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees. However, certain factors and events seem to&#...
South Africa and Peacekeeping in Africa
Journal article, Created By van Nieuwkerk, Anthoni and Published By Taylor & Francis in English language
This paper traces the development of the South African government's postapartheid approach to African peace and stability, including the evolution of its policy on peacekeeping. It then explores the challenges and opportunities facing South Africa as a member of the United Nations Security Council and African Union Peace and Security Council. It offers an analysis of the sustainability of South Africa's current and future peacemaking, peacekeeping, and peace building efforts on the continent and concludes that it needs to further develop, implement, and manage...
The African Union and peace and security in Central Africa
Journal article, Created By Fafore, Olumide Adetokunbo and Published By Adonis and Abbey in English language
Since the formation of the African Union (AU) in 2002, peace and security has been its central components. The African Union has sought to respond to the many violent conflicts on the continent with African solutions to African problems through the establishment of the African Union Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) and its components. More than a decade however, the African continent remains punctuated by violent conflicts, in, for example, Central Africa, Libya, the Lake Chad Basin region and the Sahel region. This work will assess the African&#...