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Priorities for Security and Justice during Liberia’s Transition

Spotlight   published by Alix Boucher on December 12, 2017

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.

Security Governance Initiative: Partners Seminar || Program Materials

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

Social Cohesion and Human Security: A Discussion with Michelle Ndiaye

Spotlight   published by the Africa Center for Strategic Studies on November 29, 2017

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.

Leadership from the Bottom Up: A Discussion with Lt. Col. Mademba Aliou Fall

Spotlight   published by the Africa Center for Strategic Studies on November 28, 2017

"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.

Emerging Security Sector Leaders Seminar

Program  

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.

Al Shabaab Remains Virulent as ISIS Shifts to Egypt

Infographic   published by the Africa Center for Strategic Studies on October 18, 2017

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).

Wendy Williams

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

Contemporary Security Challenges in the Horn of Africa || Program Materials

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

A Medley of Armed Groups Play on Congo’s Crisis

Spotlight   published by Paul Nantulya on September 25, 2017

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.