View on Africa: using police to bring peace


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Global financial constraints and threats by President Donald Trump to reduce the US’ contribution to peace operations means the African Union (AU) and UN must find alternatives to costly military operations. Could an increased use of police in peace operations be part of the solution?

Already the police’s role in these operations has grown – they provide security, access to justice and help establish the rule of law. Sustainable peace is, after all, not just about ending violence, but about building state institutions, like the police.  

This View on Africa is presented by Riana Paneras, Senior Researcher, ISS Addis Ababa. She will talk about the police’s role in managing conflict and how international policing can help bring about sustainable peace.

About View on Africa

Every Wednesday from 11h00 - 12h00 CAT (09h00 - 10h00 GMT), ISS researchers from Dakar, Nairobi, Addis Ababa and Pretoria provide expert analysis of major events and trends in Africa. Introductory remarks are followed by an online Q&A with participants.

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