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Growing mistrust – a threat to democracy in Ghana : opportunities and challenges in the upcoming general elections
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Adetula, Victor and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Research Unit; Uppsala published in 2016
In comparison with other African countries, faith in democracy is strong in Ghana. But the legal tussles that followed the last general election in 2012, and the disqualification of some candidates on trifling grounds in the lead-up to this year’s presidential elections, has spurred public mistrust. This policy note issues a warning about hate speech, violent demonstrations and macho-men militias.
Sweden's bid for a UN Security Council seat and what Africa stands to gain
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Adetula, Victor and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Research Unit; Uppsala published in 2016
The Swedish government should involve the African diaspora in Sweden to secure the support of African countries in the UN. It also needs to clarify in what ways Sweden's feminist foreign policy is compatible with African values of respect and dignity for womanhood. These are a couple of recommendations provided in this policy note on how Sweden should act to improve relations with African countries and succeed in its ambitions to achieve the sustainable development goals of Agenda 2030.
Self-Determination and Secessionism in Somaliland and South Sudan : Challenges to Postcolonial State-building
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Bereketeab, Redie and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation; Uppsala published in 2012
This paper analyses the notion of self-determination and secession by adopting acomparative perspective on two case studies, namely Somaliland and South Sudan. Somaliland declared its independence in 1991 following the collapse of the Somali state. Since then, Somaliland has been making relentless efforts to secure recognition from the international community. South Sudan successfully negotiated the right to exerciseself-determination, a right that was formalised in the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) signed between the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) and the Sudan People’s...
Electoral Violence in Africa
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Adolfo, Eldridge Vigil; Söderberg Kovacs, Mimmi; Nyström, Daniel; Utas, Mats and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation; Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation; Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation; Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation; Uppsala published in 2012
In the time period 2012–2013, over 20 national elections and two constitutional referendums are scheduled in Africa. In several of these elections, violence is anticipated to play a prominent role. There is great urgency to support the establishment of effective and legitimate electoral institutions and electoral frameworks; institute reforms aimed at lowering the stakes of elections; encourage the devolution of powers; improve the socio-economic standing of the populace; and devise strategies to prevent and manage electoral violence.
Affective Politics in Transitional North Africa: Imagining the Future : Workshop and roundtable report. 27–28 may 2013, Alexandria, Egypt
Conference proceedings (editor); conferenceObject; text, Created By Malmström, Maria Frederika; Nordic Africa Institute published in 2014
Text in English and Arabic.
Who needs to reconcile with whom? : the conflict’s complexity in northern Mali calls for tailored solutions
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Gaasholt, Ole Martin and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation; Uppsala published in 2015
While negotiations are taking place in Algiers, some observers insist on the need for reconciliation between Northern Mali and the rest of the country and particularly between Tuareg and other Malians. But the Tuareg are a minority in Northern Mali and most of them did not support the rebels. So who needs to be reconciled with whom? And what economic solutions will counteract conflict? This Policy Note argues that not only exclusion underlies the conflict, but also a lack of economic opportunities.
China and India, "rising powers" and African development : challenges and opportunities
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Roy, Sumit and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, African International Links; Uppsala, Sweden published in 2014
In this report, the challenges and opportunities arising from the growing ties between two key “Rising Powers,” China and India, and Africa are more fully explored. This trend has given rise to speculative, exaggerated and ideological responses and a mixture of anxiety and hope. What is needed is an interdisciplinary political economy study to investigate the ways in which global, regional and national linkages in the relationship impact on the prospects of sustainable development in Africa. The necessity for this is underscored by the growing influence of&...
Reconceptualising Democratic Local Governance in the Niger Delta
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Ebobrah, Solomon T. and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation published in 2011
This Discussion Paper critically examines local governance in the Niger Delta and its relevance to the search for inclusive and sustainable conflict-resolution in the oil-rich Niger Delta region of Nigeria. It critiques the existing local government system and explores the possibility of reconceptualising local governance along more inclusive, accountable and participatory lines that would institutionalise democracy, development and peace at the grassroots or community level in the troubled oil-rich region. Its originality lies in its departure from top-down perspectives, and its r...
Rival priorities in the Sahel : finding the balance between security and development
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Bøås, Morten and Published By Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, Oslo, Norway; Uppsala published in 2018
The G5 Sahel initiative goes some way to make up for the lack of supranational coordination in the troubled Sahel region. If moulded in the interests of development, it could bring about positive change. But the initiative risks becoming yet another excuse to get more ‘boots on the ground’, if external stakeholders place too much emphasis on fighting terror and stopping migration.
The Challenge of Sub-Regional Security in West Africa : The case of the 2006 ECOWAS convention on small arms and light weapons
Report; report; text, Created By Nordic Africa Institute Created By Darkwa, Linda and Published By Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation; Uppsala published in 2011
This Discussion Paper provides insights into the challenges posed by the proliferation of small arms and light weapons in West Africa, paying particular attention to the ECOWAS convention on small arms and light weapons as a collective sub-regional response to a potent threat to peace, security and development. It connects global and regional discourses on illicit arms control and provides a balanced, empirical xamination of the performance of the convention. It is a useful contribution to debates on arms-proliferation control in Africa and provides well-informed...