Publications

06.09.2011 | Mali | Publication

Who Owns the Sahara? Old Conflicts, New Menaces

The conflicts in northern Mali and the region of the central Sahara are increasingly complex. The region has traditionally been a pathway for many illegal commercial activities such as drug, arms or human trafficking from West and North Africa to Europe.


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06.09.2011 | Elections | Publication

The Role of Security Forces in the Electoral Process: The Case of the West African Countries

Elections remain a main trigger of violence and insecurity in West Africa, and security forces (police, gendarmerie, military) do play a key role in electoral processes in the region. The study at hands provides insights for those interested in improving electoral management and organizing free and fair elections, about how to securitize electoral processes and structure the involvement of security services.


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21.08.2011 | Oil Governance & Development | Publication

Fuelling the World – Failing the Region? Oil Governance and Development in Africa’s Gulf of Guinea

Countries in the Gulf of Guinea belong to those richest in resources yet poorest in development, stability and governance. Moving beyond the traditional concept of the ‘resource curse’ this edited volume analyses from numerous angles the relation between resource wealth, citizens’ welfare, economic growth, probability of conflict and democratic governance.


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25.06.2011 | ECOWAS | Publication

Young Experts on the ECOWAS Security Architecture

Fostering peace, security and democracy in West Africa is one of the main objectives of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). In 12 essays, young West African experts examine challenges and suggest some perspectives on the ECOWAS security architecture.


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06.06.2011 | Elections | Publication

2nd Edition Electoral Commissions in West Africa – A Comparative Study

In addition to identifying similarities and differences in the set-up, roles and functioning of national electoral commissions in the 15 member states of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), this second edition of the comparative study highlights recent developments and changes in legal frameworks for elections in some countries in the region.


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31.05.2011 | Oil Governance & Development | Publication

Fuelling the World – Failing the Region?

The geostrategic importance of Africa’s Gulf of Guinea region is growing. Oil and gas exports are rising, new oil-exporting countries such as Ghana are emerging, and China and other Asian economies are joining Europe and the USA as energy-hungry customers.


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20.04.2011 | Mali | Publication

Shared Security and Peace Governance. The Malian Experience

The security landscape in Mali has been for a long time marked by growing urban and suburban crimes, many community conflicts sometimes longstanding, recurrent rebellion in the North, educational crisis and demands for better working conditions which worsen the insecurity situation, etc. These scourges intensified in the 1990s due to the 2nd rebellion which engulfed Northern Mali (1990 – 1996), armed conflicts in the sub region and rising organized crime.


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22.02.2011 | ECOWAS | Publication

Get to know the ECOWAS 2010

Fostering peace, security and democracy in West Africa is one of the main objectives of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). In 12 essays, young West African experts examine challenges and suggest some perspectives on the ECOWAS security architecture.


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06.04.2010 | Elections | Publication

1st Edition Electoral Commissions in West Africa – A Comparative Study

Elections are a backbone of democracy. In West Africa, however, elections are often contentious and triggers of violence. The comparative study at hand identifies similarities and differences in the set-up, roles and functioning of national electoral commissions in the 15 member states of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).


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Feijó, João

The role of women in the conflic in Cabo Delgado

Understanding vicious cycles of violence
Dakar-Fann, 2021

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Gnanguênon, Amandine

Chad in its regional environment: political alliances and ad hoc military coalitions

Dakar-Fann, 2021

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Ndiaye, Ndèye Amy

Gender-based violence in West Africa

The cases of Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger
Dakar-Fann, 2021

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Tisseron, Antonin

Pandora's box. Burkina Faso, self-defense militias and VDP law in fighting jihadism

Dakar-Fann, 2021

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Feijó, João

Social asymmetries

Clues to understand the spread of islamist jihadism in Cabo Delgado
Dakar-Fann, 2020

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Weimer, Bernhard

Walking the Talk?

A critical perspective on sustainable peace and reconciliation in Mozambique
Maputo, 2020

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Baseline study of the state of play of security sector governance and the inclusion of civil society in security sector reform processes in Nigeria, Mali, Cameroon and Wider ECOWAS/ECCAS Region

Dakar-Fann, 2020

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Boswell, Alan

Do local peace deals work?

Evidence from South Sudan's civil war
Kampala, 2019

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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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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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Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
Peace and Security Centre of Competence Sub-Saharan Africa

P.O. Box 15 416
Point E, boulevard de l’Est villa n°30
Dakar - Fann

+221 33 859 20 02

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www.fes-pscc.org
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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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