Peace, Security and Democracy in Africa? A Summary of Outcomes from the 2002 OAU/AU Summits in Durban

"This paper summarises the most important developments and outcomes following the recent meetings of the OAU/AU in Durban. Some remarks on the role of Libya are included in the interpretation, given the extent of the publicity (and confusion) this created. However, the focus is on the transition to the new institutions of the AU, particularly as they relate to peace, security and democracy issues. The intention is to provide a ready reference for scholars, practitioners and policymakers who need a timely update on the revolution of the increasingly complex continental mechanisms for the pursuit of peace and security in Africa."