About Africa

Most of CIP's work in the region focuses on security issues, security sector reform and illicit financial flows.

Fighting for Peace: The Tricky Business of Using Greater Force in UN Peace Operations

By Nicole Ball

Mar-04-2015 | Policy Brief

The increased political willingness by UN member states to authorise the use of force has developed well ahead of their risk tolerance and matching capabilities... Read More »

Applying the Leahy Law to U.S. Military and Police Aid

By Security Assistance Monitor

Dec-01-2014 | Report

A guide on what the Leahy Law says, how the United States applies it and what organizations can do to encourage U.S. action against security forces accused of violations... Read More »

Lessons from Burundi's Security Sector Reform Process

By Nicole Ball

Nov-17-2014 | Policy Brief

Security sector reform (SSR) is increasingly put forward as a solution for a broad spectrum of African states facing security challenges. Yet, for a variety of reasons, there are relatively few examples of successful SSR implementation... Read More »

Africa Forum on Security Sector Reform

By Nicole Ball

Dec-08-2014 | Speech

The Africa Forum on Security Sector Reform (SSR) was held on 24-26 November 2014 at AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It brought together AU, regional organization and senior government officials, representatives of partner governments and leading experts in the field to discuss the opportunities and challenges of security sector reform as a component of stabilisation and peace-building in Africa... Read More »

U.S.-Africa Summit: Avenues of Anonymity and Illicit Financial Flows

By Christian Freymeyer, Savior Mwambwa

Aug-04-2014 | Article

As the first ever US-Africa summit opens in Washington, DC, scrutinizing secrecy within the financial system, which contributes to Africa's growing amount of illicit financial flows, remains crucial... Read More »

U.S. Restricts Police Aid to Africa Over Effects of Anti-LGBT Law

By Colby Goodman

Jul-28-2014 | Article

The Obama Administration has suspended U.S. security assistance to Uganda in connection with its new “Anti-Homosexuality Act,” raising the possibility of similar U.S. restrictions for other African states on the eve of the U.S.-Africa Summit... Read More »

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