This week we celebrate Africa Day because the Organisation of African Unity was founded on 25 May 1963. This edition of the Monitor contains a collection of pieces which reflect on different aspects of the continent’s peace and security landscape with the aim to promote a more peaceful and prosperous Africa!
This week we feature Hanna Tetteh, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General to the African Union and Head of the United Nations Office to the African Union. In her piece, Ms Tetteh discusses the role of partnerships to support the implementation of African solutions to African problems.
Betty Bigombe, a prominent mediator who has represented Uganda in several peace processes, reflects on the importance of conflict prevention, which she argues is the key to increased stability in Africa. In particular, Ms Bigombe calls for inclusive national dialogue as an effective tool for conflict prevention.
We then turn to the situation in the Sahel, where Cedric de Coning and John Karlsrud reflect on the different options to increase international support for the effectiveness of the G5 Sahel Force.
Finally, João Feijó provides a detailed analysis of the complex internal and external factors which contribute to the conflict in the North of Cabo Delgado. In explaining the interplay of these factors in the conflict, Dr Feijó explains how the cycle of violence can be interrupted.