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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 preven…

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 vulnerable …

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 economic…

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. This…

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 in …

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 t…

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 governm…

No, Mr President Mediation and Military Intervention in the African Union

"Multilateral systems to support peace and democracy have evolved faster in Africa than in other regions. In the past decade, diplomatic and military intervention in Africa has become more frequent and more assertive than in Latin America, Asia or t…

Tanzania and Senegal: Inside the Machine Comparing the Politics of Institutional Reform

"Tanzania and Senegal have long records of political stability. Both made peaceful transitions from single-party ‘African socialism’ to multiparty democracy, becoming favourites with foreign donors and development agencies. Recent elections were dec…

African Journal on Conflict Resolution Vol. 1, No. 2, 2000

This journal has four articles. 'The sociology of insecurity: cattle rustling and banditry in North-Western Kenya' focuses on analysing new forms of banditry and cattle rustling in north-western Kenya. These phenomena involve both inter and intra-et…

African Journal on Conflict Resolution Vol. 12, No. 1, 2012

This issue contains five articles and one book review. 'Hegemonic agendas, intermesticity and conflicts in the post-colonial state' explores the sources, factors and forces that interact to spark and drive conflict in the post-colonial state and its…

Power and Representation at the United Nations: A Critique of Nigeria's Bid for Permanent Seat in the Security Council

"This paper sets for itself the task of assessing Nigeria's bid for a permanent seat at the Security Council. Among other things, the paper examines Nigeria's credentials for the position and also the challenge to Nigeria's aspiration by other inter…

Nuanced Balancing Act: South Africa's National and International Interests and its 'African Agenda'

"Since apartheid ended, much of South Africa’s positioning on the world stage has been informed by what has been described as an Afrocentric approach to foreign relations. This paper examines the central question of whether or not the South African …

Beyond Turf Wars: Managing the Post Coup Transition in Guinea Bissau

"This report discusses the April coup, its causes and consequences. It analyses the transition that has ensued, with particular attention to the complex diplomatic struggle that has unfolded, and assesses whether and under what conditions the trans…

South African Foreign Policy in Today's World

This article looks at "the major thrust of South African policies in the Southern African Region. It focuses on the outward movement and some of the implications on this movement of recent changes in Angola and Mozambique, as well as potential chang…

eAfrica: The Electronic Journal of Governance and Innovation, Vol 2

This edition of eAfrica begins with an article on the influence of governance on sovereignty. The article entitled: The emboldened triangle covers the aspirations of India, Brazil and South Africa to converge in a Southern pact to rival Northern dom…

What Do We Think? A Survey of white Opinion on Foreign Policy Issues, Number Two

This paper is on a survey of white opinion on foreign policy issues. It describes the survey method, compares the survey findings and concludes. "The first major aspect explored was white South African's perceptions of threats against the country. T…

Soviet Policy in Southern Africa since Nkomati

"There is an implicit assumption in the title which is very commonly seen, heard and discussed here in South Africa, and perhaps, Southern Africa more generally, that Nkomati represented a watershed in terms of the situation in Southern Africa. F…

African Journal on Conflict Resolution Vol.12, No.2, 2012

"The contribution of the first article in this edition will offer an analysis of the ideal of ‘African solutions to African problems’ within the framework of APSA and its role and limitations in Africa’s quest for maintaining its peace and security.…

SAIIA International Affairs Bulletin, vol. 3, no. 3, 1979

This bulletin has five articles. ‘Africa 1979: Myths, Miracles and Mirrors’ argues that domestic political developments in five separate African countries, Uganda, Equatorial Guinea, the Central African Republic, Ghana and Nigeria have moved the po…

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