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 […]

Book Reviews | November 19, 2012

Achebe’s Acts of Memory

The brouhaha over Chinua Achebe’s There Was A Country: A Personal History of Biafra, as throngs who hadn’t read the book stood up to vociferously vilify or champion it, represented a grave disservice to a book that is extraordinarily important, a carefully calibrated document that is at once a great labor of love and yet, […]

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Author Chinua Achebe.
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