The Peace and Security Council
will elect 10 new members for a
two-year term in February 2020.
Although the PSC made great strides in solving conflicts,
such as that in Sudan, in 2019, important crises such as
that in Cameroon were not tabled for discussion.
The PSC has an important role to
play in overseeing the AU’s Youth
Peace and Security agenda.
Egypt’s ambassador to the AU tells the PSC Report
that Egypt made important progress to ensure
that the reform process moves forward in 2019.
The AU has attempted to structure its many
partnerships with countries and continents
outside of Africa, but with mixed results.
Africa will face numerous elections
in 2020, while the continent will have
to deal with lingering conflicts and crises.
This issue looks at new threats to peace
in Mozambique and the PSC’s unusual
On a continent desperate to silence the guns,
images of African officials admiring weapons
in Russia have raised many questions.
Accusations of vote rigging in the October
elections could lead to the breakdown
of Mozambique’s peace agreement.
The PSC Report spoke to former ambassador
Ahmedou Ould Abdallah from Mauritania
about the security threat in the Sahel region.