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15 Aug 2017 description

At the 29th African Union (AU) summit in Addis Ababa last month, the AU decided to accelerate its efforts to help negotiate a peace deal in Libya. This came as the AU was being sidelined by other international actors such as France. To implement its decision to convene a national dialogue of all role players, the AU has to speedily establish technical and analytical support teams, as well as raise the funds to cope with the rigours of brokering peace in Libya’s complex politics.

03 Aug 2017 description

Dans ce numéro

  • A l’ordre du jour : le 29e sommet de l’UA

Lors du récent sommet de l’Union africaine, quelques pays se sont plaints du processus décisionnel des réformes de l’organisation.
Les dirigeants ont par ailleurs décidé que septembre serait un « mois d’amnistie » pour les individus détenant des armes illégales.

03 Aug 2017 description

In this issue

  • On the Agenda: 29th AU summit At the recent African Union (AU) summit in Addis Ababa some countries complained about the way decisions on AU reforms had been made.
    Leaders decided, among other measures, that September would be amnesty month for those possessing illegal weapons.

03 Aug 2017 description

Résumé

Agir à l’échelle régionale dans le Sahel jusqu’en avril 2016 demeurait encore une exception, la majorité des projets continuant jusque-là à être mise en œuvre sur le plan national. En outre, le Mali demeure le point focal des initiatives de coopération en matière de gouvernance et de sécurité. Les projets ciblant les institutions étatiques sont deux fois plus nombreux que ceux destinés à la société civile. Enfin, les projets relatifs à la gouvernance tendent à avoir des budgets plus élevés que ceux qui concernent les domaines de la sécurité.

02 Aug 2017 description

In August 2017 the Peace and Security Council (PSC) will again focus on addressing the scourge of terrorism in Africa. It will also look into the situations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and South Sudan. This month the PSC is chaired by Rachid Benlounes, Algeria’s ambassador to Ethiopia and its permanent representative to the AU.

Providing support for victims of terrorism

Jobs

2 entries found
10 Aug 2017 description
job Closing date: 18 Aug 2017 Institute for Security Studies

The ISS is seeking to appoint a senior researcher to support the African Union and the Regional Economic Communities in their efforts to implement the African Union’s ‘Silencing the Guns’ agenda. The senior researcher will undertake and support desk and field research on conventional and small arms; raise awareness of efforts to combat arms proliferation in Africa; engage in public analysis and media commentary on arms control; and participate in the production of various publications on arms issues.

10 Aug 2017 description
job Closing date: 18 Aug 2017 Institute for Security Studies

The ISS is seeking an energetic and efficient individual to assist with the administration of a new ISS programme – ENACT: Enhancing Africa’s response to transnational organised crime. The position involves helping to organise training courses, arranging travel for programme staff and providing general administrative support to ENACT.

Overview of duties

  • Organise logistical arrangements for events and programme staff including travel, accommodation, per diems, travel insurance, visa applications and shuttle arrangements