Linnéa Gelot is a Senior Researcher at the Nordic Africa Institute (NAI), Sweden. Her most recent publication is The Future of African Peace Operations: From Janjaweed to Boko Haram, co-edited with Cedric de Coning and John Karlsrud, with Zed Books, March 2016. She is currently leading a research project entitled ‘AU Waging Peace? Explaining the Militarization of the African Peace and Security Architecture’.

African Union | August 3, 2016

Why is the 18th July AU decision to adopt a new funding model so important?

In an effort towards reducing the African Union’s (AU) financial dependency on external donors, the organization adopted a new funding mechanism at the recently concluded 27th AU Summit held in Kigali, Rwanda. The adopted approach, a tax levy of 0.2 percent on ‘eligible’ imports of all of its member states, had been recommended by a […]

If implemented as planned, the decision will lessen the AU’s financial dependency and help the organization move towards a more sustainable and transparent funding framework.
18th July AU Summit Meeting in Rwanda
AU-UN Cooperation | November 19, 2012

AU-UN Synergy: Envisioning Credible Ownership of African Peace and Security Architecture?

At the heart of African peace and security architecture (APSA) is the aspiration for enhanced African autonomy, often referred to as the “African solutions to African problems” agenda. When the AU commissioner for peace and security addressed the AU Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) in January 2012, he identified the primary element in strengthening the […]

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Reforming Africa’s security forces