Aggad-Clerx, F., Desmidt, S. 2017. De-securitising conflict responses in Africa: What prospects for a structural conflict prevention approach? (Discussion Paper 209). Maastricht: ECDPM.
This discussion paper builds on the increasing importance of regional approaches to conflict, which have been gaining traction, reflected in the role of the African Union and of its African Peace and Security Architecture. The authors explore current approaches towards conflict resolution in Africa. Taking into account the issues of authority as well institutional and financial capacity, they assess the feasibility of a more de-militarised approach of the African Union and the various African Regional Economic Communities and mechanisms to promote peace and security on the continent.
This interactive map illustrates the estimated assessed contribution of each AU Member State
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Photo: Cleaning up in Monrovia after War. Credits: United Nations Photo via Flickr.