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- The State of Peace and Security in Africa: Successes and challenges in tackling violent conflicts
- African Peace and Security Architecture
- Recognising African Women’s Contributions to Peace and Security
The State of Peace and Security in Africa: Successes and challenges in tackling violent conflicts
China is becoming a major supplier of conventional arms to African states. Critics argue that some of these weapons have been used in human rights violations and have ended up in the wrong hands, for example in Sudan, Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
China has increased its troop contributions to UN peacekeeping missions fold since , with the majority based in Africa. It has also participated in multilateral anti-piracy efforts in the Gulf of Aden. China is set to play a greater role in post-conflict reconstruction through its economic engagement.
Elsewhere its demand for energy and minerals has meant that it has been drawn into conflicts surrounding natural resources. Issues People's security and justice Gender, peace and security Global action against conflict Peacebuilding responses to terrorism and migration Effective arms control People and power structures Supporting young people.
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African Peace and Security Architecture
The abrupt increase in worldwide refugee and migration flows has led to a stronger interest in examining the root-causes. Violent conflict has been identified as one of the most significant and immediate triggers for forced migration and displacement. The African continent is particularly conflict-prone and has hosted more than one fourth of global violent conflicts in the last years. Yet, while this worrying development has contributed to one of the most severe refugee crises in recent history, it is important to shed light on the increasing engagement of African actors in tackling security threats on the continent. While 28 out of 67 conflicts were addressed by the APSA, the report shows that the African Union and Regional Economic Communities where more likely to intervene in high-intensity conflicts. The report also states that the African Union and Regional Economic Communities have become effective, indispensable actors in maintaining peace and security in Africa but that there are still significant challenges.
Recognising African Women’s Contributions to Peace and Security
Still, reform is essential to give the organisation new impetus, and is ever more urgent as insecurity worsens throughout the Sahel and Lake Chad regions. The Economic Community of West African States ECOWAS , now in its 41st year, has a formidable record, both in its efforts to enhance regional economic integration, its initial mandate, and to promote peace in a particularly turbulent region. Still, the organisation has demonstrated shortcomings requiring significant institutional change.
Click here to download the full draft as at January , PDF, 1. Peace and security are key to development and economic growth. War and violence can destroy in just a few weeks what has been built up over many years. No one wants to invest in an area where shots are being fired. Conflicts often arise out of competition for commodities.
As long as national sovereignty prevails over regional interests, however, the success of SADC mechanisms, notably in conflict resolution, will remain limited. The region faces a range of evolving peace and security threats, including maritime security and piracy, cyber and technology-driven security threats, and socio-economic unrest. Beyond efforts to respond to these challenges, policy implementation capacity and information and response mechanisms are urgently required. Ad hoc and under-resourced mediation imposes additional burdens and responsibilities on the mediators. Civil society engagement in SADC processes in the two countries has been at best tangential, confirming the gulf between the regional body and its citizens.
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