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BREXIT from the European Union : what lessons for the African Union integration?
Journal article, Created By Simura, Blessing and Published By Adonis and Abbey in English language
The peaking of the threat to the European Union integration through the Brexit of June 2016 has some important lessons for Africa. We argue that the major steps in African integration have been built from a European integration script. Any major changes and transformations in the integration process in the EU would give an easy prediction that there will be changes in a similar direction in Africa as well. While Africa sees Europe as the best and only script that would never fail, the refugee crisis and its corollary of terrorism th...
Exploring the role and place of the Permanent Representative Committee within the African Union
Journal article, Created By Lisakafu, Jacob and Published By Taylor & Francis Group in English language
It can be confidently stated that, since its constitutive act came into effect in July, 2001, the African Union (AU) has enjoyed increasing attention at the administrative level from a number of scholars. Most of these scholars focus, however, on the evolution of the AU in general or on the Peace and Security Council and its components and how it links with regional organisations and the United Nations. This article adds to the existing literature by looking closely at the role and place of the Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC) in...
Exploring the role and place of the Permanent Representative Committee within the African Union
Journal article, Created By Lisakafu, Jacob and Published By Taylor & Francis Group in English language
It can be confidently stated that, since its constitutive act came into effect in July, 2001, the African Union (AU) has enjoyed increasing attention at the administrative level from a number of scholars. Most of these scholars focus, however, on the evolution of the AU in general or on the Peace and Security Council and its components and how it links with regional organisations and the United Nations. This article adds to the existing literature by looking closely at the role and place of the Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC) in...
Africa and its Diaspora: The principal reciprocal benefits to be derived from the amended Constitutive Act of the African Union
Journal article, Created By Yorke, Gosnell L. and Published By Taylor & Francis in English language
Under article 3(q) (Objectives) of the Protocol on Amendments to the Constitutive Act of the African Union, we read the following: ‘invite and encourage the full participation of the African Diaspora as an important part of our continent, in building the African Union (AU)’. According to the AU, ‘The African Diaspora are peoples of African descent and heritage outside the continent, irrespective of their citizenship and who remain committed to contribute to the development of the continent and the building of the African Union’. Not only is this p...
African Union and the challenges of development
Journal article, Created By Olatunbosun Adeniyi and Published By Adonis and Abbey in English language
The role of the African Union (AU) in the promotion of unity and solidarity of its member states remains imperative with a view to achieving development in the continent. The AU is saddled with responsibility of attaining socio-economic integration through a concerted effort to alleviate poverty and tackle corruption, to strengthening good governance through political process and civil rule which underscore transparency and accountability in the democratic system. The paper considers the economic objective of the AU and discusses the desirability to shift from intra-...
How “African” Is the African Peace and Security Architecture? Conceptual and Practical Constraints of Regional Security Cooperation in Africa
Journal article, Created By Franke, Benedikt and Published By Taylor & Francis in English language
With the creation of the African Peace and Security Architecture in 2004, African states were aiming to assume the primary responsibility for peace and security on the continent and establish a structure to assemble the necessary financial and military means. However, despite the constant evocation of “African ownership,” it is non-African actors that call the tune and can define and drive African security. Based on a detailed juxtaposition of rhetoric and empirical evidence, this paper argues that significant conceptual and practical problems constrain the “Africani...
From research to practice : linking the Training for Peace Programme's research to policy development and training in peace operations
Journal article, Created By Aning, Kwesi and Published By ACCORD in English language
The planning, conduct and management of peace operations by the United Nations (UN), the African Union (AU) and its regional economic communities/regional mechanisms (REC/RMs) have improved significantly when compared to the early 1990s. Multiple factors have converged to explain this development, but critical among them is the impact of high-quality research undertaken by numerous stakeholders in the field of peace operations. One of the many stakeholders that has contributed to policy development and training for peace operations through applied research is the Tra...
Stalled democracy in Africa : the pitfalls for AU Governance Agenda
Journal article, Created By Karbo, Tony and Published By Adonis & Abbey in English language
This paper attempts to analyze the state of democracy in Africa and argues that its stalled nature undermines the African Union governance agenda. It draws attention to the existing correlation between democracy and governance which is derived from key indicators, including elections, framework of accountability, political stability, government effectiveness, and quality regulation, rule of law and corruption control. These indicators are instructive in categorizing states, characterizing regimes and determining what constitutes a stalled regime. Furthermore, it explores the challenges of&#x...
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...
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&...