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|The development dimension or disillusion : The EU's development policy goals and the Economic Partnership Agreements|
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Stocchetti, Marikki and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Uppsala published in 2007
The EU and the ACP countries aim to conclude the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) by the end of December 2007. All parties agree that these trading arrangements are meant to be first and foremost “development instruments”. However, their positions differ greatly on how the EPAs will impact on theultimate goal of poverty reduction. In this policy note Marikki Stocchetti addresses the key issues of this disagreement.
|Sexual abuse survivors and the complex of traditional healing : (G)local prospects in the aftermath of an African war|
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Utas, Mats and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation; Uppsala published in 2009
In its efforts to assist post-conflict societies in africa the international aid community has acitvely promoted projects of psycho-social healing among people traumatized during wars and violent conflict. To a large degree these projects have been established in the tradtion of Western psychology. More recently, however, it has been realized in order to help survivors of war effectivley it is necessary to adapt projects and enhance “local” psycho-social healing. This policy report locates the structures – with local legitimacy – that are available to young peop...
|Natural resources in sub-Saharan Africa : assets and vulnerabilities|
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Holmberg, Johan and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Uppsala published in 2008
Africa is rich in oil and mineral resources, but has severe shortages of water and suffers from an accelerating pressure on its arable land and forests. Climate change is expected to cause major problems for African populations with increase of water stress and severely compromised agricultural production. Local food supplies will be negatively affected and, towards the end of the 21st century, sea-level rise will affect low-lying coastal areas. The report argues that the poorest countries are most vulnerable to climate change and that Africa is particularl...
|Young women in African wars|
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Coulter, Chris; Persson, Mariam; Utas, Mats and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Uppsala published in 2007
Young women are combatants in contemporary African wars. They also participate in a whole array of different roles. However, by and large, they remain invisible to us. In fact, our “northern” hackneyed views on women’s innate non-participation in war prevent us from seeing specific needs for young women during and in the aftermath of wars. For instance, disarmament, demobilization and reintegration programmes often fail to address appropriate needs for young women and in a variety of ways “prevent” them from partaking. Issues of stigma, safe demobilisation, ...
|Persuasive prevention : Towards a Principle for Implementing Article 4(h) and R2P by the African Union|
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Kuwali, Dan and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation; Uppsala published in 2009
While the legality of intervention without Security Council authorisation is still debatablein international law, over-reliance on military intervention increases the risk of too much focus on reactive rather than proactive strategies. If the thresholds for Article 4(h) intervention – like those of the responsibility to protect – are serious international crimes subject to universal jurisdiction, it follows that measures to ensure the observance of the law in prospect, rather than intervention and penalisation of violations in retrospect,are important in preventing violations. Ther...
|Trade, development, cooperation : what future for Africa?|
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Melber, Henning and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Uppsala published in 2005
Bi- and multilateral trade relations between external actors and individual African states or regional blocs are becoming ever more decisive. The trade policies of both the USA and the EU are anything but helpful. This is true of the USAs African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), the EU Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with South Africa and more recently the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) negotiated in the Post-Cotonou era of European relations with the South. All these initiatives have a potentially detrimental impact on regional integration. The latter...
|The new African initiative and the African Union : a preliminary assessment and documentation|
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Melber, Henning and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Uppsala published in 2001
During the year 2000 an initiative among the African states to transform the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) into the African Union (AU) gained momentum. It resulted in the ratification of the Constitutive Act and its adoption at the 36th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government in July 2001 in Lusaka. Parallel to this process of reorganisation towards closer inter-state collaboration on the African continent in the spirit of Pan Africanism emerged the systematic effort to redefine developmental priorities and to claim a...
|War and peace in the Democratic Republic of the Congo|
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Weiss, Herbert F. and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Uppsala published in 2000
A report on the last years' events in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which have transformed the country into an arena of international and internal violence and conflict involving so many participants that it can be described as the first African continental war. The study also contains a historical background to the recent events in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
|Liberia Beyond the Blueprints : Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers, Big Men and Informal Networks|
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Utas, Mats and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation published in 2008
<em>The Lecture Series on African Security</em> is a joint collaboration between the Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI) and the Nordic Africa Institute (NAI). The first round of lectures was conducted in 2008. The lectures revolve around core themes in African security studies and case studies from contemporary Africa, and they are presented by highly renowned international and national experts on Africa. While the primary audience is the analysts and researchers at FOI and NAI, a select number of participants are also invited from the Swedish...
|Young female fighters in African wars : conflict and its consequences|
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Utas, Mats; Persson, Mariam; Coulter, Chris and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation; Uppsala published in 2008
In the numerous armed conflicts that are tearing the African continent apart, young women are participants and carry guns alongside their male comrades-in-arms. Challenging the stereotype of women in African wars as victims only, this issue of the Nordic Africa Institute Policy Dialogues shows how in modern African wars women have often been as active as men. Female fighters are victimized, yet they are not mere victims. Girls and young women who volunteer to fight often possess quite considerable strength and independence. Programmes for disarming, demobilizing...