Regardless of who emerges victorious in the upcoming second round of Liberia's presidential elections, the new administration will need to address numerous pressing challenges related to the country’s security and stability.
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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.
11–15 December, 2017 Accra, Ghana Syllabus: English│French Program Schedule: English│French Session 1 Principles of Security Sector Governance Session Details: English | French Presented by: Amb. Laurence Wohlers Dr. Eboe Hutchful Recommended Reading: Julie Chalfin and Linda Thomas-Greenfield, “The Security Governance Initiative,” PRISM, Vol. 6, No. 4, 2017. Emile Ouédraogo, “Advancing Military Professionalism in Africa,” Africa... Continue Reading
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.
"When you build a house, you have to start with the foundation." In an interview with the Africa Center, Lt. Col. Mademba Aliou Fall discusses the Senegalese Army's bottom-up strategy for developing leadership skills.
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.
A quarterly update of a map tracking militant Islamic group activity in Africa as compiled by the Africa Center for Strategic Studies. Al Shabaab has been involved in over half of all violent events related to militant Islamist groups in Africa in the first three quarters of 2017 (987 of 1,827 total).
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.