Publications

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Kidnapping for ransom ranks very high among the numerous peace and security challenges confronting Nigeria. Kidnapping happens for political reasons (grievance); for ransom (greed); hybrid kidnapping (for generating money to support insurgency); and situational kidnapping (for settling custodial and family issures, indentured servitude and ethno-religious indoctrination).


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Nigeria is experiencing a situational crisis in the governing and securing of its conflict-affected rural areas. Ungoverned space is a direct reflection of the inability of the state to effectively perform its minimal statutory functions: exercise of monopoly of use of force; full territorial control; and provision of basic social services.


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Reconciliation is considered an important element in peacebuilding and conflict prevention, especially after prolonged periods of civil war. In Mozambique, all agreements signed between a Frelimo government and the leaders of the armed opposition group Renamo alluded to the need of reconciliation. However, reconciliation never was fully embraced by the authorities and put in action. The addressing of war crimes and transitional justice have never been part of the conflict settlement. Bernhard Weimer`s contribution to the FES Peace and Security Series seeks to analyze the latest peace agreement and its impacts for the consolidation of peace in Mozambique. The study concludes, that reconciliation has been only partially reflected in government policies, budgets, and efforts to consolidate peace. Reconciliation initiatives promoted by civil society in the broadest sense seem a viable…


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Climate-related security risks are transforming the security landscape in the Horn of Africa. The Working Group was established to develop suggestions to better address climate-related security risks in the region. Peace processes need to beclimate sensitive, based on a sound foundation of locally owned knowledge. Local communities need to be involved in and benefit from national and regional peace processes. International actions to address climate-related security risks need to be coordinated with the relevant regional processes of the African Union (AU), the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), and civil society.


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15.04.2020 | Publication EU

This study on Nigeria is part of the regional baseline study that was conducted by the African Security Sector Network (ASSN) team for the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Peace and Security Competence Centre (FES PSCC) as part of the project “Security for All” co-financed by the European Union.


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This baseline study was conducted by the African Security Sector Network (ASSN) team for the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Peace and Security Competence Centre (FES PSCC) as part of the project "Security for All", which is co-financed by the European Union.


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The Audacity of Hope / Robert Kappel and Helmut Reisen. - Berlin : Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Africa Department, October 2019. - 67 Seiten = 1,2 MB PDF-File. - (Study). - (Economy and finance)


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This paper maps five cases of recent local level peace deals in South Sudan between 2014 and 2018 to identify key criteria that strengthen the prospects of successful implementation and sustainability of local peace agreements. Critically, there are no generic formulas to achieve effective sustainable local peace deals. What works is highly contingent on the specific local context. Nonetheless, the set of criteria identified in this paper offers a useful guide for external actors who engage in peace-making efforts.


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| Dialogues about Security Challenges in the Sahelo-Saharan Region | Publication

The recent Malian and Libyan crises have exacerbated the multidimensional insecurity (at personal, economic, political, social, environmental, healthcare, etc. levels) that affects the populations living the Sahelo-Saharan region, and have showcased not only the weakness of the States but also the necessity for regional cooperation, especially between the Maghreb and West Africa. Together, they may face up to similar challenges.


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| Dialogues about Security Challenges in the Sahelo-Saharan Region | Publication

2017, Dakar-Fann. The recent Malian and Libyan crises have exacerbated the multidimensional insecurity (at personal, economic, political, social, environmental, healthcare, etc. levels) that affects the populations living the Sahelo-Saharan region, and have showcased not only the weakness of the States but also the necessity for regional cooperation, especially between the Maghreb and West Africa. Together, they may face up to similar challenges.


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Mainstraming of women's needs and participation in security sector reform processes in Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger

Moderan, Ornella

Mainstraming of women's needs and participation in security sector reform processes in Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger

Dakar-Fann, 2023

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From a focus on security to diplomatic dialogue: should a negotiated stability be considered in the Sahel?

Dakono, Baba

From a focus on security to diplomatic dialogue: should a negotiated stability be considered in the Sahel?

Dakar-Fann, 2022

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The role of women in the conflic in Cabo Delgado

Feijó, João

The role of women in the conflic in Cabo Delgado

Understanding vicious cycles of violence
Dakar-Fann, 2021

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

Gnanguênon, Amandine

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

Dakar-Fann, 2021

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Gender-based violence in West Africa

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

Tisseron, Antonin

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

Dakar-Fann, 2021

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Social asymmetries

Feijó, João

Social asymmetries

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

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Walking the Talk?

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

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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Do local peace deals work?

Boswell, Alan

Do local peace deals work?

Evidence from South Sudan's civil war
Kampala, 2019

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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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