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COVID-19 Conflict & Resilience Monitor – 27 October 2021

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

In this week’s Monitor our first article is by Victor Ongoma and Portia Adade Williams. They write about the environmental context within which the upcoming COP26 gathering is taking place, and they reflect on the implications of climate change for Africa and the role that African states should play at COP26.

Our second article is by Marko Svicevic who writes about the legal aspects of the authorisation of SADC’s mission in Mozambique, including the role that the UN and the AU played in the approval process.

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ACCORD COVID-19 Conflict & Resilience Monitor
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COVID-19, Trust between Citizens & Institutions

COP26: Africa’s challenges must steer the climate change conference

  • Victor Ongoma
  • Portia Adade Williams

The 26th session of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties, popularly known as COP26, is happening at a time when the world has just experienced one of the warmest years on record. The year 2020 reached temperatures that were about 1.02°C warmer than average. These kinds of extremes, driven by climate change, are being felt intensely across Africa.

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COVID-19, Cross-border / Inter-State tensions

The legal status of SADC’s mission in Cabo Delgado

  • Marko Svicevic

On 23 June 2021, the Extraordinary Summit of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Heads of State and Government approved the deployment of the SADC Mission to Mozambique (SAMIM). This post briefly examines two aspects. The first is SAMIM’s legal basis under international law on the use of force. The second is whether and to what extent the African Union (AU) and United Nations Security Council (UNSC) should legally be involved.

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