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Paper : The African Security Intersection - Pathways to Partnership

Paper : The African Security Intersection - Pathways to Partnership

In Africa, the combination of rapidly increasing populations and often corrupt systems of governance producing insufficient and elite-focused economic opportunities, can only end badly – an outcome which is worsened if climate change.
A successful donor strategy needs to incorporate incentives to encourage African leadership and ownership of problems, national and regional, while at the same time realising the inherent dangers of transactionalism, including with African engagement in regional peace support missions. The answer to African security lies in paradoxically recognising the limits of the role to be played by the military, and rather stresses the need to infuse political and economic content.

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