In the fourth of the series “Abuja Debates” the study “The Role of Nigeria in Regional Security Policy by Prof. Warisu Oyensina Alli was publicly presented for the first time. The ensuing discussion among experts on the panel and guests from the audience made apparent that dissenting opinions about...
The emergence of the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) has raised many hopes and expectations. Its development is at the heart of integration processes throughout the ontinent and receives considerable international assistance. Much of the attention, however, is focused on the African...
The conflicts in northern Mali and the region of the central Sahara are increasingly complex. The region has traditionally been a pathway for many illegal commercial activities such as drug, arms or human trafficking from West and North Africa to Europe.
The Role of Security Forces in the Electoral Process: The Case of the West African Countries
Elections remain a main trigger of violence and insecurity in West Africa, and security forces (police, gendarmerie, military) do play a key role in electoral processes in the region. The study at hands provides insights for those interested in improving electoral management and organizing free and...
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Fuelling the World – Failing the Region? Oil Governance and Development in Africa’s Gulf of Guinea
Countries in the Gulf of Guinea belong to those richest in resources yet poorest in development, stability and governance. Moving beyond the traditional concept of the ‘resource curse’ this edited volume analyses from numerous angles the relation between resource wealth, citizens’ welfare, economic...
Fostering peace, security and democracy in West Africa is one of the main objectives of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). In 12 essays, young West African experts examine challenges and suggest some perspectives on the ECOWAS security architecture.
2nd Edition Electoral Commissions in West Africa – A Comparative Study
In addition to identifying similarities and differences in the set-up, roles and functioning of national electoral commissions in the 15 member states of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), this second edition of the comparative study highlights recent developments and changes in...
| Oil Governance & Development
Fuelling the World – Failing the Region?
The geostrategic importance of Africa’s Gulf of Guinea region is growing. Oil and gas exports are rising, new oil-exporting countries such as Ghana are emerging, and China and other Asian economies are joining Europe and the USA as energy-hungry customers.
Shared Security and Peace Governance. The Malian Experience
The security landscape in Mali has been for a long time marked by growing urban and suburban crimes, many community conflicts sometimes longstanding, recurrent rebellion in the North, educational crisis and demands for better working conditions which worsen the insecurity situation, etc. These...
a critical analysis of the revised strategic indicative plan for the organ an politics, defence and security co-operation (SIPO) of the Southern African Development Community Maputo, 2012
a critical analysis of the revised strategic indicative plan for the organ an politics, defence and security co-operation (SIPO) of the Southern African Development Community / Anthoni van Nieuwkerk. - Maputo : Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Mozambique, 2012. - 22 S. = 330 KB, PDF-File. - (FES peace and security series ; 6) Electronic ed.: Maputo ; Bonn : FES, 2012 ISBN 978-0-620-52606-7
Old conflicts, new menaces. Mali and the Central Sahara between the Tuareg, Al Qaida and organized crime Abuja, 2011
Old conflicts, new menaces. Mali and the Central Sahara between the Tuareg, Al Qaida and organized crime / Annette Lohmann. - Abuja : Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Regional Office Abuja, 2011. - 24 S. = 310 KB, PDF-File. - (FES peace and security series ; 5) Electronic ed.: Abuja ; Bonn : FES, 2011 ISBN 978-978-915-488-3
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