African Security Cooperation Suffers From Uneven Regional Integration

African Union forces during the Amani Africa II exercise, Nov. 8, 2015 (Photo from the South African Government Communication and Information System).
African Union forces during the Amani Africa II exercise, Nov. 8, 2015 (Photo from the South African Government Communication and Information System).
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Last month, 5,400 troops from across Africa participated in a military exercise in South Africa, the last joint exercise before the African Standby Force becomes fully operational. In an email interview, Gilbert Khadiagala, a professor of international relations at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, discussed the state of multilateral security cooperation in Africa. WPR: What are the planned objectives for African multinational security cooperation, in terms of institutional architecture and force structures, and where do those plans currently stand in terms of implementation? Gilbert Khadiagala: The African Union’s (AU) Peace and Security Architecture includes the creation of […]

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