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Conflict and Unconstitutional Change of Government in Africa: Is there still a role for the EU-AU Partnership?


Building upon a background paper and discussions held at multi-city events in Brussels and Dakar, this report gathers a comprehensive approach on the ongoing crisis in the Sahel region and offers a set of key recommendations. The events gathered over 120 participants in a span of two days and counted on interventions by African experts, European officials, renowned researchers, ambassadors, ministers and international organisations. The political and security context in the Sahel is extremely complex, characterized by military coups, weak regional institutions, and multipolar competition. This has strained the EU-AU relationship and reduced the capacity to prevent and reduce conflicts. The region can benefit from a coordinated approach that carefully navigates the situation by developing tailored packages of integrated actions that combine peace and security measures with economic and social initiatives.

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