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West Africa"s Security Challenges

Building Peace in a Troubled Region (Project of the International Peace Academy)
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Lynne Rienner Publishers
Peace studies, Political Science, History - General History, Africa, West, Politics/International Relations, Political Freedom & Security - International Secur, Africa, International Relations - Diplomacy, Africa - General, Politics and government, Regionalism, 1960-, Conflict management, Economic conditions, Military policy, National sec
ContributionsAdekeye Adebajo (Editor), Ismail Rashid (Editor)
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
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Open LibraryOL8828034M
ISBN 101588262847
ISBN 139781588262844

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Available at a lower price from other sellers that may not offer free Prime shipping. Mostly African political scholars and practitioners assess West Africa's security challenges after the end of the Cold War, focusing on the role and motivations of the region's soldiers, warlords, and rebels.

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The nature of violence has changed significantly in West Africa since independence • The vast majority of armed conflicts in West Africa since independence have been intrastate conflicts, marked by 5 large-scale civil wars.

• In the new millennium, the incidence of civil wars and large-scale conflicts dropped off dramatically, representing a watershed in the political stabilization of the. Africa's key security challenges for Jump to media player Ongoing wars, terrorism and growing Western involvement in Africa are set to be key themes in 10 Jan West Africa Report.

West Africa Reports provide the results of in-depth research on the latest human security challenges in the region. Some reports analyse broad conflict trends and threats to peace and security in specific West African countries.

Others focus on challenges in the region such as electoral reform, corruption or. 22 readers on Mendeley This book seeks to critically examine the challenges of fragility and security in West Africa, along with the factors of resilience.

It seeks to investigate key drivers of conflict and violence, and the way in which they impact the countries of the subregion. West Africa Security Challenges and Resilience is developed by WANEP to provide analysis and insights to the socio-economic, political and humanitarian dynamics in West Africa within a twelve (12)- month timeline based on data and reports from its National Early Warning Systems (NEWS).

Surveying the current state of the peace and security landscape in Africa is a complex task. The drivers of conflict and violence include young populations, high unemployment, lack of equal opportunities, urbanization, poverty, inequality, too many guns, and bad governance and corruption.

To deal with the challenges facing the province of food insecure, the North West Department of Agriculture and Rural Development MEC Desbo Mohono put the Food Security. The Empirical and the Fictional in Malian State Reconstruction,” African Security, DOI: / Louisa Waugh and Mana Farooghi, “The Treat us all like Jihadists” International Alert, December   While security challenges have shifted since the Cold War, the way in which threats in Africa are framed remains entrenched in traditional or mainstream security thinking.

Using such an approach, the West understands itself as living in a world threatened by hostile opponents, leading to security policy that requires urgent and radical defense. A peaceful and secure Africa.

An Africa with a strong cultural identity, common heritage, values and ethics. An Africa where development is people-driven, unleashing the potential of its women and youth. Africa as a strong, united and influential global player and partner. Source: African Union, Agenda – The Africa We Want (August ).

THIRD SESSION: HUMAN SECURITY CHALLENGES IN WEST AFRICA 1.

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Extreme poverty as a form of human insecurity, by Mr. Yoro FALL (UNESCO, Accra) 62 2. Health dimensions of security: The challenge of sub-regional pandemics and status of integrated responses in West Africa, by Prof.

Thérèse N’DRI-YOMAN, University of Abidjan, Cocody. 66 3. The following three topics – “Overview of Political Violence in Africa During ”, “Trends in Political Violence in Africa Over Time”, and “Major Ongoing Conflicts in Africa During – ” – are at the core of Africa’s security challenge.

The challenges for SSR in these three areas include: The security arrangements to deal with public safety in urban areas, which present a major challenge in many West African cities. In the past two decades, it has been recognised that the most common effect of urbanisation is a shocking increase in crime and violence.

(Palgrave Macmillan ), Policing South Africa(Zed Books ), Brutal Force: The Apartheid War Machine, (International Defense and Aid Fund, ) and most recently he is the co-editor with Andre du Pisani, and Abillah Omari of Security and Democracy in Southern Africa (Witwatersrand University Press ).

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS. Sub-Saharan Africa: Key Issues, Challenges, and U.S. Responses Congressional Research Service 1 Overview The th Congress and the Trump Administration are reviewing existing U.S.

policies and programs in sub-Saharan Africa (henceforth, “Africa”). Panelists discuss the current state of security in eastern and central Africa, with a focus on the region’s prominent terrorist groups, as well as U.S.

policy in the region and U.S. security. Africa’s Contemporary Security challenges provides participants with an analytical and strategic framework for their work, and understanding of current and emerging security challenges, and access to a wide array of subject matter experts, as well as to key primary and secondary source materials.

The authors provide a context for understanding the region’s security dilemmas, highlighting the link between failures of economic development, governance, and democratization on the one hand, and military insecurity and violent conflicts on the other. This book seeks to critically examine the challenges of fragility and security in West Africa, along with the factors of resilience.

It seeks to investigate key drivers of conflict and violence, and the way in which they impact the countries of the subregion. DESCRIPTION Among the world's most unstable regions, West Africa in the last decade has experienced a web of conflicts with profound and wide-ranging effects.

West Africa's Security Challenges is the first comprehensive assessment of the resulting mix of setbacks and progress. A comprehensive examination of the work of the African Union (AU), with special emphasis on its capacity to meet the challenges of building and sustaining governance institutions and security mechanisms.

Samuel Makinda and F. Wafula Okumu show how Africa and, in particular, the AU can effectively addressed the challenges of building and sustaining governance institutions and security 5/5(1).

This book is a result of research carried out over a number of years by the Southern African Defence and Security Management Network (SADSEM) on many of these new and emerging security issues, in cooperation with the Danish Institute for International Studies and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung.

Recent challenges to democratic governance in West Africa in the form of elections related disputes (e.g. Côte d’Ivoire) as well as the resurgence of coups d’état (e.g. Guinea) have in some cases threatened deterioration in national security apparatuses, with consequent threats to peace and security in fragile neighbouring states.

President Buhari thanked Development Partners, the EU, France, AU and the UN, urging them to continue to support efforts for national-regional security and stability of West Africa. Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library. The Challenge of Stability and Security in West Africa also identifies key lessons in the dynamics of resilience in the face of political violence and civil war drawn from CÃ ́te d'Ivoire, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, that can be useful for countries around the world in similar situations.

that it examined security from within-Africa (and specifically from within the IGAD region) perspectives, this conference took a larger view by examining the role of Africa from the wider perspective of global security and the other forces and perspectives that are shaping it.

Thus, our initiatives, as well as those in. West Africa, the Sahel, and North Africa are caught between the terrorist presence of the well-established Al-Qaeda in Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) and the new but quickly expanding ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and Levant).

This network has taken advantage of the chaos and disorder in Libya to establish a. To deal with the challenges facing the province of food insecure, the North West Department of Agriculture and Rural Development MEC Desbo Mohono put the Food Security programme as the number one.21 hours ago  West Africa: Niger and Mali Should Reconcile Justice and Military Responses to Terrorism Richard Bumgardner/U.S.

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