Libya, between internecine fights and hopes for peace restoration

Next December 16, representatives of both rival Parliaments in Libya are expected to sign the UN-backed agreement. This aims to set up a unity government and therefore put to an end the political crisis in which the country is delved into for four years now. Many hopes, especially from the international community, have been raised concerning … More Libya, between internecine fights and hopes for peace restoration

South Sudan: despite agreements, peace may be put at serious risk

Recently, a new round of peace talks between belligerent players of South Sudan has started in Addis Ababa, pending rebel leader Riek Machar’s visit to Juba next week. This consultation takes place after the peace agreement Riek Machar and South Sudan president Salva Kiir signed last August, in an attempt to end the almost two … More South Sudan: despite agreements, peace may be put at serious risk

African Standby Force: operational next year?

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?