Seminars on conflict and security in Africa

Between 3 and 5 November, the seminars "Peace, conflict and security in Africa. New challenges and new perspectives" will look at the current state of security in Africa, including analysis of specific cases, such as Rwanda and Sierra Leone. The seminars, coordinated by Óscar Mateos, an ICIP collaborator and researcher for peace brought together leading analysts, academics and members of civil society in Europe and Africa. Among them were Asma Ismail Bushara, of the Institute for the Development of Civil Society in Sudan and the G-40 Women Leaders group (G-40) from the Horn of Africa; Mohamed Salih, professor of Politics of Development at the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague; Jannie Malan, member of the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes; and Admore Kambudzi, Secretary of the Peace and Security Council of the African Union.

The seminars analysed the situation of Africa's ongoing conflicts, the development of peace processes, the role of civil society and regional bodies, and the emerging role of the African Union as the African countries celebrate the 50th anniversaries of their independence.

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