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Sustainable Peace and Security in Africa: Strategy for Attainment of Agenda 2063 of the African Union

Osimen Goddy Uwa1 and Emeka Charles Iloh1
  • 1 Department of International Relations and Diplomacy, Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria

Abstract

Theincidence of violent conflict and insecurity in Africa is evident and apparent.Armed conflicts have become a regular realism in Africa for so long and thecontinent is predominantly conflict-prone and has also accommodated more thanone-third of international armed conflicts in the last few years. Theresurgence of conflict in Africa after the Cold War is mostly worrisome and disturbing.Despite these challenges and threats posed by conflict in the region, there islittle or no common approach in terms of proper policy formulation orimplementation for appropriate prevention and management of these conflictsthat occurs in the continent. Therefore, the trust of this study seeks to study these touching issues to offer aconceivable and enduring resolution to the issues. The research was carried outusing secondary sources of data and was analyzed qualitatively. The causes of conflictand insecurity were revealed. The paper also observed that the prospect ofachieving Agenda 2063 of the African Union profoundly depends on properinstitutions for conflict prevention, management, and resolution in thecontinent. Hence, the paper recommends among others, that efforts must beintensified to harmonize the African strategy on good governance agenda, asAPSA and AGA are similar in their visions and objectives. Whereas AGA placesemphasis on comprehensive demands of good governance, APSA on the other handemphasizes the importance of the instruments for proper conflict management,resolution, and by extension on peace-building in the region. Hence, there is aneed for both to work together, as this will not only promote the desirable peace,security, and development in the continent of Africa but, will also guarantee alead way for the Attainment of Agenda 2063 of the African Union.

Journal of Social Sciences
Volume 18 No. 1, 2022, 208-221

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/jssp.2022.208.221

Submitted On: 2 May 2022 Published On: 19 September 2022

How to Cite: Uwa, O. G. & Iloh, E. C. (2022). Sustainable Peace and Security in Africa: Strategy for Attainment of Agenda 2063 of the African Union. Journal of Social Sciences, 18(1), 208-221. https://doi.org/10.3844/jssp.2022.208.221

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Keywords

  • Conflict
  • Sustainable Peace
  • Security
  • Agenda 2063
  • African Union
  • Africa