Africa Aviation Security: Implications for Peace and Security

"This paper focuses on aviation safety and security in Africa. It highlights major concerns and challenges for aviation security and safety in Africa within the global and regional context and attempts to map aviation insecurity in the region. It points out the lack of compliance with international guidelines as the main issue of concern and identifies the reasons for this reality. In addition, it analyses the steps that the African aviation industry is taking, and must take to curb security and safety related incidents. In the end, areas of concern are identified and recommen-dations made as to what has to be done to improve aviation security that seems to be affected by modern day security challenges including international terrorism and organized crime as well as safety."