Publications

10.12.2014 | Boko Haram | Publication

Nigeria, once well respected for its role in restoring stability in some conflict-torn states in West Africa, is now in need of the international community’s assistance to guarantee peace and security in her own territory. The growing campaign of violence led by the Jama’atu Ahlis Sunnah Lidda’awatiwal Jihad (People committed to the propagation of the prophet’s teachings and jihad), otherwise known as Boko haram, not only poses a serious threat to internal security in Nigeria, but may threaten regional stability in West Africa as a whole.


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06.04.2014 | Democratic Governance & Human Security | Publication

This publication seeks to examine the concrete security challenges resulting from the cross-border exchanges between Benin and Nigeria. This border has received increased attention due to fears of a spread of Boko Haram activities towards the neighbouring countries as well as regionally operating transnational organized crime networks that are often associated with terrorist activities.


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05.04.2014 | Organized Crime | Publication

Forms of Organized Crime in West Africa span from ALW proliferation to drug- trafficking, terrorism, and piracy This publication aims to stimulate the debate on the root causes and on actions to be taken to prevent such crimes.


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05.04.2014 | Maritime Security | Publication

This study argues that efforts to improve maritime security in the Horn of Africa region have assumed a certain pattern whereby the concerns and perspective of the developed world have tended to overshadow the agenda of the states in the region.


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05.04.2014 | Maritime Security | Publication

The content of African maritime security as an emerging policy field is contested. It can be located anywhere between traditional security politics (i.e. related to piracy, maritime terrorism and unregulated fishing), developmental and environmentalist concerns as well as efforts to regain economic sovereignty over African territorial and offshore waters.


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22.08.2013 | Organized Crime | Publication

Reports by the UN Office for Drug Control (UNODC) suggest that, over the past decade, transnational criminal networks have infiltrated West African polities up to the highest circles. By means of coercion and corruption, criminal elements are realising enormous profits while gaining influence over bodies politic on both the local and national levels.


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06.05.2013 | Organized Crime | Publication

Data compiled by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) suggests that West Africa has become a major hub of Organised Crime, both in terms of volume and quality. Transnational Crime has spread into all spheres of public life through trafficking, money laundering, and tax evasion. It is undermining state structures in virtually all West African countries.


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22.04.2013 | Social Democracy | Publication

Political ideologies are normally not easy to understand and to define. Too many descriptions of theories and interpretations have been published. Due to the fact that many people ask about the values and principles of Social Democracy, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung as a social democratic foundation tries to bring light into the darkness.


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22.02.2013 | Democratic Governance & Human Security | Publication

The national elections in Nigeria 2011 were labelled the freest and fairest in the history of the Nigerian democracy. Every election so far had been accompanied by violence but the outbreaks in Northern Nigeria 2011 reached a new level and are a testimony to the grievances in the region and the rising tension. Especially young adults were part of the crisis.


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28.11.2012 | Mali | Publication

In the fourth of the series “Abuja Debates” the study “The Role of Nigeria in Regional Security Policy by Prof. Warisu Oyensina Alli was publicly presented for the first time. The ensuing discussion among experts on the panel and guests from the audience made apparent that dissenting opinions about the role of Nigeria in the region exist. That notwithstanding, it is likely that ECOWAS’ efforts in Mali will also reflect on Nigeria and her aspirations as a regional leader. So, can Nigeria be conceived of as the regional hegemon in West Africa?


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How can democratic peace work in Southern Africa?

Khadiagala, Gilbert M.

How can democratic peace work in Southern Africa?

Trends and trajectories since the decade of hope
Dakar-Fann, 2018

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Why peace fails: The case of South Sudan's Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan

Blackings, Mairi John

Why peace fails: The case of South Sudan's Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan

Dakar-Fann, 2018

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Agreement for peace and reconciliation in Mali resulting from the Algiers process

Keita, Naffet

Agreement for peace and reconciliation in Mali resulting from the Algiers process

Between euphoria and scepticism: traces of peace
Dakar-Fann, 2018

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New collective security arrangements in the Sahel

Ismail, Olawale; Kifle, Alagaw Ababu

New collective security arrangements in the Sahel

A comparative study of the MNJTF and G-5 Sahel
Dakar-Fann, 2018

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The Mozambican conflict and the peace process in historical perspective

Darch, Colin

The Mozambican conflict and the peace process in historical perspective

A success story gone wrong?
Dakar-Fann, 2018

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Connections between Jihadist groups and smuggling and illegal trafficking rings in the Sahel

Gaye, Serigne-Bamba

Connections between Jihadist groups and smuggling and illegal trafficking rings in the Sahel

Dakar-Fann, 2018

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Conflicts between farmers and herders against a backdrop of asymmetric threats in Mali and Burkina Faso

Gaye, Serigne-Bamba

Conflicts between farmers and herders against a backdrop of asymmetric threats in Mali and Burkina Faso

Dakar-Fann, 2018

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Instability in Nigeria's Niger delta

Ebiede, Tarila Marclint

Instability in Nigeria's Niger delta

The post amnesty programme and sustainable peace-building
Dakar-Fann, 2018

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Why peace fails in Guinea Bissau?

Bappah, Habibu Yaya

Why peace fails in Guinea Bissau?

A political economy analysis of the ECOWAS-brokered Conakry Accord
Dakar-Fann, 2018

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Côte d'Ivoire, the price of positive peace

Konadjé, Jean-Jacques

Côte d'Ivoire, the price of positive peace

Dakar-Fann, 2018

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Reports

How to engage and with whom towards collective security in the Sahelo-Saharan region and in West Africa? Dakar, 4 - 5 December 2017

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