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Emma Birikorang

Emma Birikorang is a Program Coordinator/Course Director at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) in Accra, Ghana. Prior to joining the KAIPTC, Emma worked as a Senior Program Assistant with the African Security Dialogue and Research, Ghana between 2002 and 2005. At the KAIPTC, she is responsible for, among other duties, coordinating administrative, research and training activities for the Research Department. She is a Research Fellow at KAIPTC and is responsible for initiating and conducting policy-based desk and field research and publishing scholarly papers in referred journals. She holds an MA in International Politics and Security Studies from the University of Bradford, United Kingdom and a Diplôme Universitaire d’Etude du Français from the Université du Benin, Cotonou, Benin. Emma has written numerous research papers, contributed to a number of journals and facilitated a number of Course Leadership Conferences and Workshops. She has a working knowledge of French.


  • MA (University of Bradford)

Library Articles

Coups d’état in Africa – A Thing of the Past?

Coups d’état occurred in many parts of Africa, in the immediate post colonial period in Africa, from the East to the North, from the West to the South. There were also many more failed coup attempts, announced and unannounced. In the post-independence phase this phenomenon was blamed on outside intervention during the Cold War. Unconstitutional regime changes seemed to have reduced in frequency...

Towards Attaining Peace in Darfur: Challenges to a Successful AU/UN Hybrid Mission in Darfur

"The paper begins with a discussion of the specific peculiarities of the conflicts in Sudan (North- South conflict and the Darfur conflict) which will enable us to understand the type of intervention chosen by both the AU and the UN and its appropriateness as a conflict management method for Darfur. The mission in Sudan will then be compared to some benchmarks and criteria for successful...

Democracy for Guinea Bissau? An Analysis of the 2005 Presidential Elections

"The aim of this paper is to provide an account and analysis of the June and July 2005 presidential elections. The Paper begins with a brief account of the peacebuilding process which culminated in Presidential Elections. It covers the period from the September 2003 coup d'etat, the transitional arrangements, legislative elections, and the post presidential elections period. The...