ADEKEYE ADEBAJO: Where we stand on realising a Pax Africana
The University of Pretoria’s Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship, the Sweden-based Nordic Africa Institute and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung recently convened a high-level policy dialogue in Addis Ababa on “Pax Africana and Africa’s post-cold war security architecture”.
The late Kenyan scholar Ali Mazrui coined the concept of “Pax Africana” in 1967, calling for Africans to consolidate peace on their own continent. Twenty-five years later, Egyptian UN secretary-general Boutros Boutros-Ghali crafted “An agenda for peace”: a landmark document on the tools and techniques of conflict management for a post-Cold War era...
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