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):

Report Date:

2006-03-02

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE