Mediation & Reconciliation | January 31, 2018

Study on African Mediation Highlights the Significance of the Mandate

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Laurie Nathan, University of Pretoria Every mediation to resolve a major conflict in Africa is based on a mandate that shapes the process and outcome of peacemaking. This is true of mediations in Burundi, Congo, Kenya, Namibia, Sudan, Zimbabwe and many other countries. […]

In Africa mediation mandates are typically contained in resolutions passed by the UN the AU or sub-regional bodies that attempt to resolve conflicts. 
Tiksa Negeri/Reuters
In Africa mediation mandates are typically contained in resolutions passed by the UN the AU or sub-regional bodies that attempt to resolve conflicts. Tiksa Negeri/Reuters
Essays | January 9, 2018

Challenges to the African Union’s Security Engagement in North Africa and the Sahel

The persistence of insecurity and instability in parts of North Africa and the Sahel belt has benefited the numerous armed non-state actors in the region including separatist groups, terrorists, and transnational criminal networks engaged in the smuggling of drugs, weapons, and people. The African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA), the African Union’s (AU) set of […]

Blue Door, Chefchaouen, Morocco
Featured | December 6, 2017

Silencing the Guns by 2020: How Realistic is this Timeline?

This essay previously appeared in the first issue of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) newsletter, “Governance Link” (November-December 2017). The APRM was established in 2003 by the African Union in the framework of the implementation of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD). Member countries use the APRM to self–monitor all aspects of their governance and […]

AMISOM Troops Up at Dawn on Mogadishu's Frontline
AMISOM Troops Up at Dawn on Mogadishu's Frontline
UN Peacebuilding Reports | October 4, 2017

Book Review, UN Peacekeeping in Africa

2015 and 2016 saw a bumper crop of UN peace architecture reform proposals. These included three blockbuster reviews of UN peace operations and architecture: the High Level Independent Panel on UN Peace Operations (HIPPO), the Advisory Group of Experts on Peacebuilding (AGE), and the UN Global Study on Women, Peace and Security.1 Also released were […]

UN Peacekeeping in Africa Book Review
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