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COVID-19 Conflict & Resilience Monitor – 11 August 2021

During the COVID-19 crisis ACCORD's analysis is focused on the impact of the pandemic on conflict and resilience in Africa.

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References: AfricaCDC, ACLED and African Arguments

In this week’s Monitor we feature the African Union’s new Green Recovery Action Plan. Harsen Nyambe explains how the plan will utilise existing AU mechanisms to streamline and amplify green recovery action in partnership with Regional Economic Commissions and regional stakeholders to help Africa recover from COVID-19 and facilitate climate adaptation. 

Our second piece is by Olalekan W. Adigun, a political analyst and researcher based in Lagos, Nigeria, who questions the dominant narratives about the famer-herder conflicts in Nigeria. He analyses the key drivers of the conflict and offers possible solutions.

We conclude with an assessment of mid-year data of violent episodes involving African militant Islamist groups by the African Centre for Strategic Studies. The Centre analyses the evolution of violent extremism in Africa, and considers the variance in levels and types of violence in the different regions affected by violent extremism.

Special Guest Editor
Managing Editor: COVID-19 Conflict & Resilience Monitor
Chief Editor: COVID-19 Conflict & Resilience Monitor​
Managing Editor: COVID-19 Conflict & Resilience Monitor
Assistant Editor: COVID-19 Conflict & Resilience Monitor​
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Trust between Citizens & Institutions

The African Union Green Recovery Action Plan

  • Harsen Nyambe

The African Union Commission launched a new five-year continental Green Recovery Action Plan 2021-2027. By bringing together champions from across the international community and AU Member States, the initiative will utilise existing AU mechanisms to streamline and amplify green recovery action in partnership with Regional Economic Commissions (RECs) and regional stakeholders.

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Photo by LUIS TATO/AFP via Getty Images
Photo by LUIS TATO/AFP via Getty Images

Nigeria’s farmer-herder conflicts have generated considerable interests in recent times largely due to some dominant narratives influencing policy debates, position papers, news headlines, and academic literature. The problem has manifested itself in the form of full-scale violence between communities of farmers and herders, cattle rustling, displacements, land grabbing, and food insecurity.

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AMISOM Photo/Tobin Jones
AMISOM Photo/Tobin Jones
Political Unrest or Violence

African Militant Islamist Group Violence Maintains Record Pace, though Slowing

  • African Centre for Strategic Studies

The contours of African militant Islamist group violence are shifting, though maintaining a record pace of havoc resulting in an average of 14 violent events per day.

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