Peace & Security Council Report Issue 118
The article ‘Africa needs a continental strategy on foreign terrorist fighters' discusses the results of the defeat of the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, as many African terrorist fighters are now returning home. Although numbers are difficult to verify, they could pose a serious risk to peace and security in Africa. ‘The internationalisation of the Libyan war ‘ discusses the escalation of the Libyan conflict since the civil war started in 2014. Since April 2019, the Libyan National Army (LNA) under Khalifa Haftar has been engaged in an offensive against the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli. The article ‘A tortuous road for the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance’ discusses the issue of constitutional amendments through which many African heads of states have sought to extend their rule. In ‘Guinea-Bissau: a presidential election to end the political crisis? ' discusses an all-important presidential election that could finally bring to an end the institutional crisis that has been plaguing the country since August 2015. In ‘Coordination between the PSC and the AU Commission is key, says Morocco’s ambassador’ , Ambassador Mohamed Arrouchi, permanent representative of the Kingdom of Morocco to the AU and the UN Economic Commission for Africa, told the PSC Report about the outcomes of the PSC meeting in September 2019 and how Morocco sees the AU’s role in resolving conflicts in Africa.