Publications

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Executive summary report on the pilot phase of the action research programme on Citizen Control of Public Security Action in west Africa

Since 2018, the Laboratory of Analyse of Societies and Powers / Africa – Diasporas at Gaston Berger University in Saint- Louis, Senegal (UGB LASPAD) has undertaken a series of studies as part of an action research programme on citizen control of public security action in West Africa. In collaboration with the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Peace and Security Centre of Competence Sub-Saharan Africa (FES PSCC) and the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding - Senegal (WANEP), a team of researchers led by Dr Rachid Id Yassine conducted an exploratory study, under phase one, in three West African countries (Senegal, Gambia, and Guinea-Bissau), to develop, test and consolidate a multipartite mechanism for citizen control of public security action. During this pilot phase, a citizen security barometer was developed (Citizen Barometer of Security : www.citizen-security.org ).


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Pandora’s box. Burkina Faso, self-defense militias and VDP Law in fighting jihadism

This publication is the result of intense field research carried out by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung's Peace and Security Centre of Competence Sub-Saharan Africa (FES PSCC) to analyze the role of militias in Burkina Faso. Militias are in this study understood as non-jihadist, armed actors which are supporting the state of Burkina Faso in its challenge to guarantee inner security for its citizens. A new national law of Burkina Faso recognizes volunteers, as security actors since January 2020.


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The role of the regional forces in Gambia and what their presence will mean in 2021 elections

The PSCC Policy Paper is an analysis document written by leading experts on different themes, related to peace and security in Sub-Saharan Africa. The authors assess different political situations and share their respective evaluations and opinions. In addition, they formulate concrete, practical, and achievable recommendations on a comprehensive case. It is the aim of each PSCC Policy Paper to serve as a guidance tool for security sector actors, as well as to advise policy makers in respective regions and countries...


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Kidnapping in Nigeria - Overview, Effect, Causes and Possible Solutions

Kidnapping for ransom ranks very high among the numerous peace and security challenges confronting Nigeria. Kidnapping happens for political reasons (grievance); for ransom (greed); hybrid kidnapping (for generating money to support insurgency); and situational kidnapping (for settling custodial and family issures, indentured servitude and ethno-religious indoctrination).


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Governing and Securing Rural Spaces in Nigeria

Nigeria is experiencing a situational crisis in the governing and securing of its conflict-affected rural areas. Ungoverned space is a direct reflection of the inability of the state to effectively perform its minimal statutory functions: exercise of monopoly of use of force; full territorial control; and provision of basic social services.


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Walking the Talk?

Reconciliation is considered an important element in peacebuilding and conflict prevention, especially after prolonged periods of civil war. In Mozambique, all agreements signed between a Frelimo government and the leaders of the armed opposition group Renamo alluded to the need of reconciliation. However, reconciliation never was fully embraced by the authorities and put in action. The addressing of war crimes and transitional justice have never been part of the conflict settlement. Bernhard Weimer`s contribution to the FES Peace and Security Series seeks to analyze the latest peace agreement and its impacts for the consolidation of peace in Mozambique. The study concludes, that reconciliation has been only partially reflected in government policies, budgets, and efforts to consolidate peace. Reconciliation initiatives promoted by civil society in the broadest sense seem a viable...


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Climate security in the Horn of Africa

Climate-related security risks are transforming the security landscape in the Horn of Africa. The Working Group was established to develop suggestions to better address climate-related security risks in the region. Peace processes need to beclimate sensitive, based on a sound foundation of locally owned knowledge. Local communities need to be involved in and benefit from national and regional peace processes. International actions to address climate-related security risks need to be coordinated with the relevant regional processes of the African Union (AU), the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), and civil society.


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15.04.2020 | Publication EU

Baseline Study of the State of Play of SSG-R and the inclusion of CSOs in SSR processes in Nigeria

This study on Nigeria is part of the regional baseline study that was conducted by the African Security Sector Network (ASSN) team for the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Peace and Security Competence Centre (FES PSCC) as part of the project “Security for All” co-financed by the European Union.


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Baseline Study of the State of Play of SSG-R and the inclusion of CSOs in SSR processes Nigeria, Mali, Cameroon and Wider ECOWAS-ECCAS Region

This baseline study was conducted by the African Security Sector Network (ASSN) team for the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Peace and Security Competence Centre (FES PSCC) as part of the project "Security for All", which is co-financed by the European Union.


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Study "G20 Compact with Africa: The Audacity of Hope"

The Audacity of Hope / Robert Kappel and Helmut Reisen. - Berlin : Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Africa Department, October 2019. - 67 Seiten = 1,2 MB PDF-File. - (Study). - (Economy and finance)


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Sanyang, Edrissa; Camara, Sanna

The Gambia after elections

Implications for governance and security in West Africa
Dakar-Fann, 2017

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Blum, Constanze

Transnational organized crime in Southern Africa and Mozambique

Constanze Blum. - Maputo : Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Mozambique, 2016<
Maputo, 2017

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Cawthra, Gavin

Peacekeeping interventions in Africa

"war is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength"
Maputo, 2016

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Onuoha, Freedom C.

A danger not to Nigeria alone

Boko Harams's transnational reach and regional responses
Abuja, 2014

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Fantaye, Demessie

Regional approaches to maritime security in the Horn of Africa

Demessie Fantaye. - Addis Ababa : Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, 2014<
Addis, 2014

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Blum, Constanze

Cross-border flows between Nigeria and Benin

what are the challenges for (human) security?
Abuja, 2014

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Ikoh, Moses U.

Organized crime, security threats and governance: The sustainability of European Union programmes in West Africa

Moses U. Ikoh. - Abuja : Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Regional Office, 2013<
Abuja, 2014

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Engel, Ulf

The African Union, the African peace and security architecture, and maritime securtiy

Ulf Engel. - Addis Ababa : Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, 2014<
Addis, 2014

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Borges Coelho, João Paulo

African approaches to maritime security

Southern Africa
Maputo, 2014

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Ukeje, Charles; Mvomo Ela, Wullson

African approaches to maritime security

the Gulf of Guinea
Abuja, 2013

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Reports

How to engage and with whom towards collective security in the Sahelo-Saharan region and in West Africa? Dakar, 4 - 5 December 2017

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