Accession Number : ADA449366


Title :   The African Union and Conflict Management


Descriptive Note : Strategy research rept.


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Mathiasen, Flemming


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a449366.pdf


Report Date : 02 Mar 2006


Pagination or Media Count : 27


Abstract : Africa is a continent with a high number of armed conflicts. United Nations regional organizations and a number of non African states have tried to manage these conflicts. In 2001 the African states decided to establish the African Union as a successor of the Organization of African Unity. Since its establishment the African Union has made a significant effort to become an active player in conflict resolution of African conflicts. This paper looks into the build-up of capability within the African Union to conduct peace support operations. The African Union faces a number of organizational decision making and military challenges as well as providing adequate funds to resource build-up and expansion. This project analyzes the prospects of meeting these challenges. Finally policy prescriptions for future policies to meet the challenges are provided.


Descriptors :   *INTERNATIONAL POLITICS , *GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , *AFRICA , *POLITICAL ALLIANCES , CRISIS MANAGEMENT , PEACEKEEPING , UNITED NATIONS , CONFLICT , MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , DECISION MAKING


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE