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African-Led Peace Operations: A Crucial Tool for Peace and Security

Spotlight   published by Nate D.F. Allen on August 9, 2023

African-led peace operations have been vital tools for managing Africa’s complex array of security challenges, though continued reform is needed to intervene more decisively in the continent’s most devastating conflicts.

It’s Business as Usual for Wagner Group in Africa, despite Russian Turbulence

In the wake of the recent short-lived mutiny, Putin faces a dilemma: He can allow the Wagner escapades to continue in Africa unhindered—thereby generating further influence and some resources for the government—or he can attempt to take over these operations but lose the influence and benefits Wagner brings the Kremlin.

The Persistence of Cults of Personality in African Governance

Spotlight   published by the Africa Center for Strategic Studies on March 14, 2023

African leaders who hold power indefinitely often employ cults of personality to consolidate power, demand personal fealty, and systematically undermine independent governance institutions.

Africa’s Role in China’s Multilateralism Strategy

Spotlight   published by Paul Nantulya on January 24, 2023

China’s efforts to reshape existing global institutions and norms rely on the support of African governments, though this can often be at odds with African citizen interests.

Decoding Russia’s Economic Engagements in Africa

Spotlight   published by Joseph Siegle on January 6, 2023

While Russia has little to offer Africa economically, the political incentives for Moscow to engage on the continent have only grown stronger following its invasion of Ukraine.

African Biodiversity Loss Raises Risk to Human Security

Infographic   published by the Africa Center for Strategic Studies on December 7, 2022

Declines in Africa’s rich ecological biodiversity threaten millions of livelihoods, increased food insecurity, conflicts over land, and transmission of zoonotic diseases that can lead to more pandemics.

Elections in the Tshisekedi Era : A Bad Start?

Recommended research   published by Groupe d’étude sur le Congo and Ebuteli on October 31, 2022

The lessons of the controversial 2018 elections have seemingly not been learned, and numerous challenges remain as DRC prepares for elections in late 2023.