African Union approaches to peacebuilding

CoverThe APSA Peacekeeping This Month is pleased to share with you a recent article from African Journal on Conflict Resolution (AJCR), by Jannie Malan, Senior Researcher and Managing Editor of AJCR, titled “African Union approaches to peacebuilding: Efforts at shifting the continent towards decolonial peace”.

The article argues that the African Union (AU) approach to peacebuilding, out of Africa’s historical experience and lessons from the United Nations (UN), is comprehensive and holistic, but requires the existence of a legitimate government, a functional society and domestic parties for dialogue to begin.

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Conflict prevention: what’s in it for the AU?

isslogoThe APSTA Peacekeeping This Month is pleased to share with you a policy briefing by Gustavo de Carvalho, Senior Researcher in the Peace Operations and Peacebuilding Division at the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), titled “Conflict prevention: what’s in it for the AU?”.  The brief provides an overview of the AU’s current and expected roles regarding conflict prevention, and recommends possible entry points for strengthening these roles.

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The Angolan Armed Forces and the African Peace and Security Architecture

The APSTA Peacekeeping This Month is pleased to share with you a recent article from Southern African Peace and Security Studies Online Journal, titled “The Angolan Armed Forces and the African Peace and Security Architecture“, reflecting upon Angola’s potential interests behind its participation in the APSA’s framework.

The Article analyses Angola’s involvement in the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) and seeks to answer the question: ‘How important is Angola’s presence in the African Regional Security Architecture?’. It addresses Angola’s foreign policy towards the African regional organizations where it is represented, identify the country’s main contributions to regional and continental security and defense, and consider participation scenarios and possible strategies to strengthen Angola’s role in the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

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