AU-UN Cooperation | November 19, 2012

Towards More Effective Partnership Peacekeeping in Africa

Partnership peacekeeping involves official or unofficial attempts by multiple actors to coordinate the objectives of their peace operations. In Africa, the last two decades have seen partnership peacekeeping become more and more common. This is the result of several interrelated trends, but perhaps foremost among them is the widespread recognition that no single international organization has either a monopoly on peacekeeping or the capabilities to deal with Africa’s conflict-management challenges alone.

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A female member of the Ethiopian battalion of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) joins the military observers in a parade to receive the medals in recognition of their contribution to the mission.
AU-UN Cooperation | November 19, 2012

AU Plays, UN Pays: The New Normal in AU-UN Security Cooperation

In the momentous Security Council debate that took place in January 2012 on cooperation between the United Nations and regional organizations, the US Ambassador to the UN, Susan Rice, rebuked African members on the Council for suggesting that it formally mandate the African Union (AU) to take the lead role in maintaining peace and security […]

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Darfur Peacekeeping - UNAMID Patrol in IDP Camp.
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
Research and Practice | November 19, 2012

Africa and the Emerging Powers: An Evolving Analytical Inquiry?

As the 2015 MDG benchmark approaches, there is much to reflect on especially with respect to Africa’s global revitalization in international relations. Undoubtedly, the rise of Southern actors (such as Brazil, China, India, the Gulf States, South Korea, and Turkey) as part of Africa’s political and economic landscape has set off a new wave of […]

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