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Fostering Interaction of People of Ethiopian Eritrean Divide

This document informs about a half-day conference, during which six presentations were discussed and the presenters were from both Ethiopia and Eritrean sides. About 100 participants attended the conference and they represented Eritrean refugees i...

Xenophobia Trivialises South Africa's Ambitious Africa Policy

"South Africa’s grand transition and re-integration into international affairs under former president Nelson Mandela gave the country the moral resources to lead in Africa. An exceptional transition of domestic tolerance and a declared commitment...

A Stitch in Time: Preventive Diplomacy and the Lake Malawi Dispute

"A low-intensity dispute between Malawi and Tanzania threatens regional peace as the two countries contest the demarcation of their national boundaries at Lake Malawi. This long-standing dispute became more urgent when in 2011 the Malawian gover...

Horn of Africa Bulletin Vol 25 No.1 January-February 2013

‘The situation in the East and Horn of Africa sub-region continues to be deplorable basically because of the absence of environmental security-related infrastructure and/or the required level of awareness. Countries in the sub-region are vulnerabl...

Maroc-Union Africaine : Le Retour d’une Nation plus Africaine que jamais! / African Union - Morocco : The Return of a Nation more African than ever!

The relevance of the withdrawal of Morocco from the OAU, in 1984, was justified by legitimate political considerations. Today, the AU has seen its powers considerably expanded, particularly in terms of peacekeeping, conflict prevention and econom...

The Amnesty for Peace in the Niger Delta: Political Settlement, Transitional Justice and Peace Building

With a population of about 40 million people, the Niger Delta region of Nigeria, comprises of several minority ethnic groups and is Nigeria's oil and gas belt, and host to the nation’s crude oil and gas reserves and exploitation infrastructure. Th...

The South African Defence Review: a Contrarian Perspective

"Through an initiative of the Minister for Defence and Military Veterans, South Africa embarked on a Defence Review in 2011. The Defence Review Committee held its inaugural meeting on 14 July 2011 during which the Minister outlined the Committee’s...

Le Sénégal de Wade Face a la Guinée-Bissau: Pays-frère, Tuteur ou Hégémon?

"Against the background of the low-intensity conflict that affects its Casamance region, Senegal should pay particular attention to its relations with its southern neighbour, Guinea-Bissau. Since 2000 Senegal has used its democratic legitimacy, d...

La Politique Etrangere du Senegal Depuis 2000

"After President Abdoulaye Wade became president of Senegal in 2000 some apparent changes in Senegalese foreign policy could be discerned. This paper considers the extent to which that policy changed under his administration. It examines signifi...

China-Africa: A Maturing Relationship? Growth, Change and Resilience

"This event focused on three areas: ● China’s changing role in the global economy and the impact of this on African economies, as well as on development in Africa generally; ● the role of natural resources and wildlife in China-Africa trade, inc...

The African Union’s Panel of the Wise: A concise history

"The African Union Panel of the Wise has, since its launch in December 2007, become a key component of the African Peace and Security Architecture. Indeed, it is remarkable that in a mere eight years, the Panel has matured into a key conflict prev...

African Centred Solutions: Building Peace and Security in Africa

This book comprises nine chapters focusing on the theoretical foundation for exploring and investigating the AfSol concept, offering examples and applications of AfSol practices aimed at addressing peace and security challenges. Chapter two - Inte...

Sustainable Peace Driving the African Peace and Security Architecture through ECOWAS

This paper focuses on the best practices of and lessons learned from ECOWAS in its implementation of the APSA and draws on academic and policy literature, as well as ECOWAS reports and frameworks. The paper focuses particularly on ECOWAS’ attempts...

Is South Africa a Norm Entrepreneur in Africa?

This policy brief aimed to look at South Africa’s commitment to democracy and human rights in Africa, and to consider the drivers behind the often contradictory foreign-policy positions taken by the government. It questions whether South Africa h...

Ethiopia's Policy Towards the AU: Time to Look Beyond Unique Contributions & Special Responsibilities

The Foreign Affairs and National Security Policy and Strategy (FANSPS) is Ethiopia’s well articulated foreign and security policy. Its substantive anchor on development and stability as well as geographic focus on the Horn of Africa and Egypt refl...

Barack Obama “Discovered” Africa for America

The theme of the US Africa Summit held in Washington DC, in August 2014, was “Investing in the Next Generation”. This 3 day summit was the first such summit organized between America and Africa. President Barack Obama, the 44th President of the U...

Foreign Policy Convergence between Ethiopia and America

During the reign of Emperor Menelik II in 1900, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia was established. The diplomatic relations between Ethiopia and the United States was established after three years in 1903. During the monarchical period o...

To the Ends of the Earth: Antarctica, the Antarctic Treaty and South Africa

"One of the most effective global governance regimes of the post-World War II period that has received very little attention over the years is the Antarctic Treaty.The Treaty provides for inspections and stipulates, inter alia, that Antarctica sho...

Towards a Sustainable Development Diplomacy: A Case Study of Freedom, Politics, Policy and Communication in South Africa

The main aim of this paper is to revisit what is meant by development and to ask what sort of diplomacy is required to pursue a development agenda. The development diplomacy is reconceptualised in this argument, drawing upon economist Amartya Sen...

Strategic Plan 2012 to 2016 - Deepening Peacebuilding in Africa

NPI-Africa acknowledges economic development and prosperity as a means toward the expansion of people’s choices. Accordingly, therefore enhancing the quality of life and diminishing the likelihood of destructive conflict. At local level, the proa...

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