Peace and security in Africa: basic structural changes in the governance of peace and security on the african continent
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Four major initiatives to restructure the governance of Africa were launched between 2000 and 2004; the Constitutive Act of the African Union (CAAU), the Protocol leading to the establishment of the Peace and Security Council of the African Union, The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), and The Memorandum of Understanding on Security, Stability, Development and Cooperation in Africa (CSSDCA). In this study Edward Shalala argues that these initiatives reflect a new positive development in the African continent concerning peace and security architecture. This concurs with increasing interest from the Western countries in helping to solve the continents problems. Is this a sign that Africa, and its security relationship with the West, is moving in the right direction?