The Cabo Delgado crisis is testing the African Union (AU) peace and security architecture. Troop deployments from the Southern African Development Community and Rwanda show that Africa can deal with security challenges in various ways. So far, however, the AU and its Peace and Security Council have taken a back seat. Coordination and a joint vision for tackling the root causes of violent extremism are crucial going forward.
About the author
Liesl Louw-Vaudran is the Southern Africa Project Leader at the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) and editor of the ISS’s Peace and Security Council Report. She has a Master’s degree in political science from the University of Pretoria and is the author of two books, one titled South Africa in Africa – superpower or neocolonialist?, published in 2016.
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