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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...
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&#...
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&#...