Driven by a confluence of poverty, corruption, and poor governance, African economic migration has created a lucrative market for human smuggling that is funding regional criminal networks.
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Zimbabwe's recent political crisis has provided a lens into the challenges many African countries face in transitioning from their founding liberation movement political structures to genuine, participatory democracies.
Calls for African countries to withdraw from the ICC overlooked the strong role Africa had in establishing the Rome Statute and the ongoing support the Court retains on the continent.
Nordic countries' decades-long peace and security engagement in Africa has centered on African interests, long-term partnerships, and building African capacity.
In an interview with the Africa Center, Michelle Ndiaye discusses how social cohesion can help to prevent identity-based conflict and how the media and government institutions can strengthen the social fabric.
The Africa Center conducts an annual three-week program for mid-level African security sector professionals. This program addresses the roles and responsibilities of professional military and other security sector officers in democratic societies, and enhances leadership skills to more effectively address current and future security challenges.
In an interview with the Africa Center, retired Brig. Gen. (ret.) Saleh Bala discusses the role that training, procurement, and international partnerships play in advancing military professionalism.
Associate Professor and Academic Chair, Transnational Threats & Counterterrorism
Areas of Expertise: Counterterrorism, Countering Extremism, Irregular Warfare, Identity Conflict, Democratization, Regional and International Security Cooperation, Sahel, North Africa, Horn of Africa, Algeria
October 10–12, 2017 Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti Read Ahead ‖ Program Schedule Seminar Overview Session Details Presented by: Raymond Gilpin Africa Center Overview Session Details Presented by: Raymond Gilpin Session 1: Ethnicity, Governance and Stability in East and Central Africa Session Details Presented by Mvemba Dizolele (Slides) Gilbert Khadiagala (Slides) Session 2: Democracy and Governance in... Continue Reading
DRC’s political crisis has galvanized and revived many of the estimated 70 armed groups currently active in the country, making the nexus between political and sectarian violence by armed militias a key feature of the DRC’s political instability.
Constitutional term limits dramatically affect African leaders’ time in office. This map and chart catalog the progress countries have made in instituting this component of democratic governance.
Despite their shortcomings, African peace operations have saved lives, built security sector capacity, and helped mitigate conflict—reducing pressure on international actors to become directly involved.