| Dialogues about Security Challenges in the Sahelo-Saharan Region | Publication

Security challenges and issues in the sahelo-saharan region : The Mauritania perspective

2016, Bamako. The recent Malian and Libyan crises have exacerbated the multidimensional insecurity (at personal, economic, political, social, environmental, healthcare, etc. levels) that affects the populations living the Sahelo-Saharan region, and have showcased not only the weakness of the States but also the necessity for regional cooperation, especially between the Maghreb and West Africa. Together, they may face up to similar challenges.

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18.12.2014 | ECOWAS | Publication

Get to Know ECOWAS – Regional Approaches to Improving Security Policy and Electoral Processes in West Africa

This volume combines the contributions of participants of the “Get to Know the ECOWAS” Training programme form the classes of 2011 and 2012. It is the second publication in a series, which began in 2010 following a joint initiative of ECOWAS and the Friedrich-Ebert- Stiftung(FES) in 2010.

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10.12.2014 | Boko Haram | Publication

A danger not to Nigeria Alone – Boko Haram's Transnational Reach and Regional Responses

Nigeria, once well respected for its role in restoring stability in some conflict-torn states in West Africa, is now in need of the international community’s assistance to guarantee peace and security in her own territory. The growing campaign of violence led by the Jama’atu Ahlis Sunnah Lidda’awatiwal Jihad (People committed to the propagation of the prophet’s teachings and jihad), otherwise known as Boko haram, not only poses a serious threat to internal security in Nigeria, but may threaten regional stability in West Africa as a whole.

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06.04.2014 | Democratic Governance & Human Security | Publication

Cross-Border Flows between Nigeria and Benin: What Are the Challenges for (Human) Security?

This publication seeks to examine the concrete security challenges resulting from the cross-border exchanges between Benin and Nigeria. This border has received increased attention due to fears of a spread of Boko Haram activities towards the neighbouring countries as well as regionally operating transnational organized crime networks that are often associated with terrorist activities.

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05.04.2014 | Organized Crime | Publication

Organized Crime, Security Threats and Governance: The Sustainability of European Union Programmes in West Africa

Forms of Organized Crime in West Africa span from ALW proliferation to drug- trafficking, terrorism, and piracy This publication aims to stimulate the debate on the root causes and on actions to be taken to prevent such crimes.

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05.04.2014 | Maritime Security | Publication

Regional Approaches to Maritime Security in the Horn of Africa

This study argues that efforts to improve maritime security in the Horn of Africa region have assumed a certain pattern whereby the concerns and perspective of the developed world have tended to overshadow the agenda of the states in the region.

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05.04.2014 | Maritime Security | Publication

The African Union, the African Peace and Security Architecture, and Maritime Security

The content of African maritime security as an emerging policy field is contested. It can be located anywhere between traditional security politics (i.e. related to piracy, maritime terrorism and unregulated fishing), developmental and environmentalist concerns as well as efforts to regain economic sovereignty over African territorial and offshore waters.

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22.08.2013 | Organized Crime | Publication

FES Series on Organised Crime on Governance in West Africa

Reports by the UN Office for Drug Control (UNODC) suggest that, over the past decade, transnational criminal networks have infiltrated West African polities up to the highest circles. By means of coercion and corruption, criminal elements are realising enormous profits while gaining influence over bodies politic on both the local and national levels.

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06.05.2013 | Organized Crime | Publication

The Impact of Organised Crime on Governance

Data compiled by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) suggests that West Africa has become a major hub of Organised Crime, both in terms of volume and quality. Transnational Crime has spread into all spheres of public life through trafficking, money laundering, and tax evasion. It is undermining state structures in virtually all West African countries.

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22.04.2013 | Social Democracy | Publication

Basics on Social Democracy

Political ideologies are normally not easy to understand and to define. Too many descriptions of theories and interpretations have been published. Due to the fact that many people ask about the values and principles of Social Democracy, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung as a social democratic foundation tries to bring light into the darkness.

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Ukeje, Charles; Mvomo Ela, Wullson

African approaches to maritime security

the Gulf of Guinea
Abuja, 2013

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Alli, W. O.

The role of Nigeria in regional security policy

W. O. Alli. - Abuja : Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Regional Office Abuja, [2013]<
Abuja, 2013

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The impact of organised crime on governance in West Africa

Ed. by: Etannibi E. O. Alemika. Contrib.: Alphaeus Koroma ... Publ. by: Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Regional Office Abuja. - Abuja, 2013<
Abuja, 2013

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Zondi, Siphamandla

South Africa in Southern Africa

a perspective
Maputo, 2012

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Moulaye, Zeïni; Niakaté, Mahamadou

Shared governance of peace and security

the Malian experience
Abuja, 2012

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Van Nieuwkerk, Anthoni

Towards peace and security in Southern Africa

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

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Lohmann, Annette

Who owns the Sahara?

Old conflicts, new menaces. Mali and the Central Sahara between the Tuareg, Al Qaida and organized crime
Abuja, 2011

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Hounkpe, Mathias; Gueye, Alioune Badara

The role of security forces in the electoral process

the case of six West African countries
Berlin, 2010

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Yabi, Gilles Olakounlé

The role of ECOWAS in managing political crisis and conflict

the cases of Guinea and Guinea-Bissau
Abuja, 2010

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Cawthra, Gavin

The role of SADC in managing political crisis and conflict

the cases of Madagascar and Zimbabwe
Maputo, 2011

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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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