Tag Archives: Peace & Security

Peace in Sudan: patience is required for the long road ahead

General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, left, and Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok at an October 2020 ceremony celebrating the peace deal. Ebrahim Hamid/AFP via Getty Images David E Kiwuwa, University of Nottingham “End the wars” and “peace in our land” were the rallying cries for the protests that ultimately ousted Sudan’s long-ruling strongman Omar al-Bashir in 2019. The country had been afflicted …

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Why a proposed Horn of Africa bloc could destabilise the larger region

Eritrea’s President Isaias Afwerki (left), Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (right) and Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed.

Eritrea’s President Isaias Afwerki (left), Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (right) and Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed. Ingo Henneberg, University of Freiburg and Sören Stapel, University of Freiburg Relations in the Horn of Africa are complex and complicated. They are characterised by deeply ingrained rivalries between Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Somalia in a conflict-ridden region. For decades, it has been known …

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The AU’s peace and security architecture: filling the gaps

African leaders at the 33rd African Union Heads of State Summit at the headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in February 2020.

African leaders at the 33rd African Union Heads of State Summit at the headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in February 2020. Dominique Mystris, University of Pretoria Since its inception in 2002 the African Union has been under pressure to resolve the extensive peace and security challenges facing the continent. In particular, it’s tried to address the limitations faced by its …

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Why more needs to be done for democracy to work in Sudan

Sudan’s new prime minister, Abdalla Hamdok. He recently survived an assassination attempt. Wikimedia Commons

Sudan’s new prime minister, Abdalla Hamdok. He recently survived an assassination attempt. Wikimedia Commons Andrew Edward Yaw Tchie, King’s College London and Jihad Salih Mashamoun, University of Exeter Sudan is at a defining moment. The country’s history and legacy of military rule and conflict leaves it at risk of continued violence. As part of the transition deal after the ouster …

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