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Implementing African Solutions to African Problems

The Conflict Analysis and Insights Reports are a new research product from IPSS. The reports are aimed at providing recommendations to assist the AU, RECs, Member States and development partners. Visit our website to read the first round of reports on Burundi, Libya and Nigeria.

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Institute for Peace and Security Studies
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The purpose of this report is to provide analysis and recommendations to assist the African Union (AU), Regional Economic Communities (RECs), Member States and Development Partners in decision making and in the implementation of peace and security-related instruments. Read more

From the Africa Center for Strategic Studies: "As nearly 95 percent of all electoral violence takes place before elections, early warning requires early action to leverage political will and financial capital to forestall violence."

In 2018, 20 countries in Africa will hold presidential and parliamentary elections. Past experience indicates that 20 percent of African elections have experienced violence resulting in fatalities. To better understand the prospects for electoral violence in 2018, this analysis reviews countries fac...

At the 30th #AfricanUnion (AU) summit in #AddisAbaba, #Morocco,#Togo, #SierraLeone, #Liberia, #Djibouti, #Rwanda, #Gabon, #EquatorialGuinea, #Angola and #Zimbabwe were elected as new members of the Peace and Security Council (PSC)

At the 30th African Union (AU) summit in Addis Ababa, the Executive Council of Ministers, on 26 January 2018, elected 10 new members for a two-year term to the Peace and Security Council (PSC).They were: Morocco (North Africa); Togo, Sierra Leone, Liberia (West Africa); Djibouti, Rwanda (East Africa...

"While the US government may not have a direct hand in the violence of places like the Congo today, US-backed trade deals and financial interventions meant to support the interests of US corporations in Silicon Valley and elsewhere have certainly created the conditions for it to thrive. Yamamoto likewise blamed the persistent poverty of oil-producing countries like Nigeria on corruption while ignoring the exploitative contracts and unfair trade conditions imposed by corporations and the long history of resource extraction for the benefit of western industrial development and wealth generation."

Save for President Donald Trump’s outbursts about “shithole” countries, telling African leaders at a United Nations luncheon that he has many friends going to the continent to “get rich” or when th…

Would you (or your organization) be interested in taking a tailored executive short course at @IPSS_Addis? We're launching new courses on security governance, peacebuilding, migration and contemporary governance in Africa. For more:

The Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS) at the Addis Ababa University is the premiere institute for education, research, and policy dialogues on peace and security in Africa.

4 @DAAD_Germany scholarships are now available for PhD students! Apply to one of our two programmes: PhD in Peace and Security Studies or PhD in Global Studies.

The DAAD supports over 100,000 German and international students und researchers around the globe each year – making it the world’s largest funding organization of its kind.

#Water plays a role in #politicalinstability, #economics, #migration, degrading ecosystems and disease.

African governments should be focused on developing and supporting highly-skilled water professionals.
The G5 Sahel was established in 2014 as an inter-governmental partnership among Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger to foster economic cooperation and security in the Sahelian region. The growing virulence of militant Islamist groups, taking advantage of sparsely populated border areas,....

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Wins $5m (£3.6m) Ibrahim prize for African Leadership

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who made history as Africa's first female president, wins Mo Ibrahim prize.

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For the fourth year in a row, IPSS has been ranked among the top 50 think tanks in Sub-Saharan Africa in the 2017 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report. The report is produced annually by the University of Pennsylvania’s Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP). Read more

"The country practically serves as a laboratory setting for the global shift in power from the West to the East, and many vivid examples can be seen."

Djibouti, one of Africa's smallest countries, has become China's "strategic partner." The Chinese have built a military base and a port, and is currently constructing a free trade zone, fast establishing it as Beijing's gateway to the continent.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: 2018 Research Development Group for early-career scholars from African institutions.…/cfp-research-development-group-at-apsa…

The American Political Science Association (APSA) is pleased to announce a Call for Applications from early-career scholars based in Africa who are interested in attending the 2018 APSA Annual Meeting as part of a Research Development Group. Organized in partnership with African Studies Association....

Success is a series of small wins! Our 2017 ranking is several places higher than our positions in 2016 (49), 2015 (49) and 2014 (50).

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Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Authors now have until 20 February 2018 to submit their book proposals! The selected winner(s) will present their book to participants at the Tana Forum in April. Please share with your networks! For more information, visit our website