Peace and Security Council Report No 93, July 2017

from Institute for Security Studies
Published on 31 Jul 2017 View Original

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.

  • Special Focus: Situation in the Sahel The new joint force for the Sahel is destined to step in where UN troops and France’s Operation Barkhane have so far failed.
    Liptako-Gourma, the border region between Niger,
    Mali and Burkina Faso, is the area of particular focus for the G5-Sahel.

  • PSC Interview ISS expert Lori-Anne Théroux-Bénoni tells the PSC Report that youth in the Sahel join jihadist groups for many reasons other than financial or religious considerations.

  • Addis Insight Global partnerships are crucial, but the future is uncertain and money is tight.