April 13, 2018

AFISMA and the Mali Crisis: Rethinking Security Intervention and Democratic Consolidation in Africa

OGBONNAYA, Ufiem Maurice[i] Introduction For more than two and half decades, precisely between 1985 and 2011, Mali experienced rapid economic growth. For instance, between 1985 and 1994, Mali’s GDP grew at an average rate of 1.7 per cent; 5.8 per cent between 1995 and 2005 and at 4.9 per cent between 2007 and 2010, while […]

March 3, 2018

Morocco’s Return to the African Union: Prospects for Cooperation

  Context There can be no question that there are serious challenges still facing Africa, in an era of swelling conflicts in different parts of the continent. The growing tensions in many African countries are reductively approached as threats to the political stability of states per se, ignoring the fact that these tensions have far […]