PEACE AND SECURITY IN AFRICA

Lopes Henri
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PEACE AND SECURITY IN AFRICA

n°49 Fourth Quarter 2013

We knew he was ill, gravely ill. We knew he had reached the point of no return. And yet, the news came upon us as a shock. The mourners emitted their wails of grief and were to be seen along the main...

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Sassou N’Guesso Denis
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MANDELA, STAR OF THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE

Sad news has reached us, borne on the wind from the south… President Mandela has breathed his last.

KABLAN DUNCAN Daniel
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AFRICA, A CONTINENT OF HOPE

Interview with Lucien Pambou Lucien Pambou — IN YOUR SPEECH LAST OCTOBER IN PARIS AT THE OPENING  OF THE OECD INTERNATIONAL  ECONOMIC  FORUM ON AFRICA, YOU EMPHASISED  THE TAKE-OFF  OF THE CONTINENT, WHICH, IN YOUR  VIEW, MUST BECOME  THE  “NEW  FRONTIER  OF  DEVELOPMENT.”  HOW  DO  YOU  VIEW  THE FUTURE OF THIS FRONTIER? Daniel Kablan Duncan — Africa must take advantage of its natural wealth and economic transformation: that was the central theme of the Forum. This is possible...

BOCKEL Jean-Marie
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IN THE ERA OF AFRO-OPTIMISM

Interview with Michael Lebedev and Lucien Pambou Jean-Marie Bockel co-authored, together with Jeanny Lorgeoux, the Socialist senator with a special interest in African affairs, an information report made on behalf of the Commission of Foreign Affairs, Defence and the Armed Forces, with a very Afro-optimist tone, entitled “Africa is our future,” which was presented to the Senate on 30 October 2013. The purpose of the document is to establish a complete and detailed analysis of the changes taking place in sub- Saharan Africa and 

Bourges Hervé
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FINALLY, AFRICA!

One  billion  Africans.  That  is  the  figure  today.  Formidable population growth, which has been robust for a number of years, and will be for many years to come, chorus the economists. Africa today no longer resembles the Africa of the independence era, when it was hesitant and ill-assured and its political and social structures were buffeted by the winds of the Cold War. Today, the continent is taking up the challenge and new tigers are roaring: South Africa, Nigeria, Angola, Ethiopia, Sudan, Ghana… with the Francophone countries in hot...

TURPIN Frederic
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GEORGES POMPIDOU AND SUB-SAHARAN FRANCOPHONE AFRICA

Collective  memory  generally  tends  to  blur,  retrospectively, difficulties associated with political transitions even though they were strongly felt at the time.  The succession of Charles de Gaulle by Georges Pompidou in June 1969 is no exception. Indeed, the latter first had to make his mark as a man and a president in the wake of a figure who, during his lifetime, was already entering history. But Pompidou, the Gaullist, also intended to perpetuate the legacy of the founder of the Fifth Republic, particularly with regard to foreign policy.

VETTOVAGLIA Jean-Pierre
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RETHINKING AFRICAN CONFLICTS

Conflicts result from the entanglement of a host of factors that involve a multitude of players and motives. Explaining conflict requires   multidisciplinary   approaches:   economic,   sociological, political, military, historical and psychological. Analysis of armed conflict is further complicated by the interpenetration of explanatory factors and the specificity of their different configurations...

Tshiyembe Mwayila
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WHAT PEACE AND WHAT SECURITY IN AFRICA?

When our book L’Afrique face à ses problèmes de sécurité de défense,•1  was published, the approach to African security was structured around the East-West dialectic in which Africa was simultaneously the object and the scene of its strategic problems...

Tchikaya Blaise
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THE AFRICAN PEACE AND SECURITY ARCHITECTURE

The African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA), provides Africa with an action framework for international peace and security. France’s African policy has already seen some development on the issue. The French Defence and National Security White Paper 2013 states in particular that “France will have to give priority to making a better contribution by French forces to assist our allies and to the capacity of the Africans themselves to manage the crises the continent is experiencing.”•1

Pambou  Lucien
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THE AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE: A ROADMAP

The African Standby Force (ASF) is a structure to pool and integrate the military capacities of the Member States of the African Union, to enable the fifty-four Member States to defend themselves against any form of external aggression. After the recent conflict in Somalia and Mali, it has become a matter of urgency for the African Union to constitute this Force which is scheduled to be created in 2015. The African Standby Force must provide a credible alternative  to  the  defence  

NGUEMBOCK Samuel
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THE AFRICAN CAPACITY FOR INSTANT RESPONSE TO CRISES: CHALLENGES AND STAKES

Following its announcement on 27 May 2013 on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the Pan-African Organisation at Addis Ababa, all attention was focused on the establishment of the African Capacity for Instant Response to Crises (ACIRC) at the Elysée summit on peace and security in Africa•1  and is now provoking many questions from observers and experts on geopolitical changes in Africa. This initiative was launched, on the one hand, in the context of a plethora of