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.