Last Thursday and Friday, a delegation made of five African Heads of State and of governments met in Bujumbura to discuss the ongoing crisis “with all key stakeholders”. Following UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon attempt to reach a consensus between President Nkurunziza and political opposition, the delegation aims at deploying an African military mission – despite … More African Union is deploying efforts to bring peace in Burundi
African Standby Force (ASF) is one component of the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA), the African continental mechanism dedicated to conflict prevention and resolution, as well as peace promotion. One of its main objectives is not to rely on external countries and intergovernmental organisations to ensure African peace and security, as it was the case … More African Standby Force: operational next year?
For the first time since June 2012, Rwandan and DR Congolese officials have recently decided to launch a new round of security talks, after their defence ministers secretly met. This September 24 meeting constitutes a clear rapprochement between both countries, which were in bad terms following the M23 rebellion in the eastern DRC. The meeting … More Rwanda–DRC: a win-win agreement?