28.11.2012 | Mali | Publication

The African Giant and Mali

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...

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25.11.2012 | Security Policy | Publication

Role of Nigeria in Regional Security Policy

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...

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22.11.2012 | Security Policy | Publication

A Gender and Security Policy in West Africa

In order to integrate gender more systematically into its regional work in West Africa, FES had commissioned gender analyses of its thematic project areas in 2010.

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06.09.2011 | Mali | Publication

Who Owns the Sahara? Old Conflicts, New Menaces

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.

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06.09.2011 | Elections | Publication

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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21.08.2011 | Oil Governance & Development | Publication

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...

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25.06.2011 | ECOWAS | Publication

Young Experts on the ECOWAS Security Architecture

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.

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06.06.2011 | Elections | Publication

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...

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31.05.2011 | Oil Governance & Development | Publication

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.

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20.04.2011 | Mali | Publication

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...

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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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Mulugeta, Kidist

The role of regional and international organizations in resolving the Somali conflict

the case of IGAD
Addis, 2011

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