The successes, inadequacies of African Union's Peace and Security Council

14/01/2022 1:37:00 PM

The successes, inadequacies of African Union’s Peace and Security Council

The successes, inadequacies of African Union’s Peace and Security Council

The Peace and Security Council consistently failed to confront the governance deficits that underlie many of the continent’s conflicts.

drawn up by the military that had assumed power.The council held two meetings on elections, with particular attention on COVID-19, and received many reports from AU electoral observer missions. A novel attempt was also made to evaluate the implementation of the PSC’s annual workplan. But a better methodology and prior planning are needed for this to become a useful tool in holding the council accountable for its performance.

In contrast to the above achievements, the PSC’s record of responding quickly and proactively to crises and dealing with long-term conflict challenges was less impressive. Although it encouraged member states to address the root causes of insecurity, the council has consistently failed to highlight and confront the

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The council held two meetings on elections, with particular attention on COVID-19, and received many reports from AU electoral observer missions. A novel attempt was also made to evaluate the implementation of the PSC’s annual workplan.. But a better methodology and prior planning are needed for this to become a useful tool in holding the council accountable for its performance. “For every goal you score today (Tuesday) against Egypt I’ll give the team N10m. In contrast to the above achievements, the PSC’s record of responding quickly and proactively to crises and dealing with long-term conflict challenges was less impressive. Nigeria defeated Egypt 1-0 in their opening match on Tuesday and for that feat, the team got N10 million from the Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace, Allen Onyema. Although it encouraged member states to address the root causes of insecurity, the council has consistently failed to highlight and confront the deficits that underlie many of the continent’s conflicts. Some of the victims were burnt beyond recognition.

According to the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project, in 2021 the continent saw 13 051 protests and riots, resulting in 1 297 reported fatalities. Onyema, who addressed the team during half-time of the encounter with Egypt, promised to reward them with N10 million for every goal they score, adding that they will get a further N50 million if they win the trophy. It’s not about money, it’s about the unity and progress of our nation because when you get back to Nigeria, people from the east, west, south and north are celebrating. These anti-government protests were often about a lack of safety and rule of law, and rising inequality, corruption and oppression – problems that weren’t discussed by the PSC. Until it boldly addresses member states’ governance failures, the body’s ability to prevent conflicts will be limited. Onyema said: “We believe in what you can do because you have the strength as a team. Conflict prevention is at the core of the PSC’s mandate. Yet even with the support of the AU’s continental early warning system, the PSC’s 2021 track record – as in previous years – shows a lack of quick action in favour of a fire-fighting role. You are carrying the hopes and aspirations of over 350 ethnic nationalities of our beautiful country. Read Also.

This is likely because of the way the council sets its agenda. Countries with internal conflicts generally don’t want to appear on the PSC agenda, so they refrain from placing others on the agenda. “This is your time to play your part in cementing the unity of this nation, as Nigerians from North, South, East and West will celebrate in unison. The AU’s guiding principle of sovereignty has also hindered early PSC action. Some member states object to council intervention because it would interfere in countries’ internal affairs or create a precedent that can be misused.” MEANWHILE, Super Eagles winger, Simon Moses, has described his performance in the opening game against Egypt as an example of what he can do at the ongoing African Cup of Nations. This approach allows underlying drivers of insecurity, particularly governance deficiencies and rising inter-communal tensions, to go unaddressed.

And although the AU Commission chairperson has powers to advance any peace and security concern, he appears to prefer diplomatic tools. Speaking ahead of Saturday’s game against Sudan, the Nantes star, who missed the Russia 2018 World Cup due to injury, said he is just getting into his game, adding that his best is yet to come. The chairperson periodically issues statements on particular issues, but these haven’t necessarily been linked to PSC decisions. The tension between the role of the PSC and that of regional economic communities – who some believe should intervene first – also limits the AU’s ability to swiftly and adequately respond to crises. “So, of course, we just need to go all in all. When Mozambique chaired the PSC’s ministerial meeting on terrorism, for example, the Cabo Delgado crisis was never discussed. Analysts believe this is because the Southern African Development Community invoked the principle of subsidiarity , which allows it to lead the quest for solutions there. We have to do our best and give 100 per cent to have three points.

From 5-6 February, 15 new PSC members will be elected during the AU summit. To positively impact peace and security in Africa, they need to show stronger political will and concentrate on tackling the council’s weaknesses. In this article. PSC Report, Institute for Security Studies (ISS) Addis Ababa (This article was .