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CODESRIA Policy Briefs No. 3, June 2017: Security Regimens in Africa by Isaac Olawale Albert

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Summary
This policy brief takes a critical look at security regimens in Africa. Though most African conflicts start at the grassroots level, African governments prefer to manage them centrally using the coercive instruments of states. However, government forces in Africa are easily worsted by ‘rag tag armies’ in a manner that calls for foreign intervention in African crises. The integrity of some of these foreign interventions is questioned. Though the African Union and the Regional Economic Communities (RECs) in Africa have their peculiar security regimens these lack requisite capacity. Policy recommendations are made on how to address the contending issues.


Security Regimens in Africa

Isaac Olawale Albert

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