Policy Brief : The Challenges of Restoring Stability to Fragile States in West Africa

"The West African sub-region has since the early 1990s, been devastated by armed conflicts that have led to large-scale atrocities, mass displacement of populations and a general sense of insecurity. In what has been subtly referred to in most security discourses as fragile states in West Africa, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Côte d’Ivoire were the most affected states by these conflicts. However, after several efforts at peace mediation, these countries are gradually instituting peacebuilding measures for effective political governance. Most of the peacebuilding efforts in these states have generally focused on reconciliation, disarmament, demobilization, reintegration, human rights and security sector reforms." This policy brief is part of the CPMRD Newsletter.