Courtesy of Africa Center for Strategic studies.
A round table discussion of why Africans seem incapable or unwilling to arrest perennially destabilizing conflicts in the continent.
Courtesy of African Center for Strategic Studies
Many African countries face similar challenges to those of Colombia in the late 1990s—persistent insurgencies fueled by criminal trafficking, limited governance presence, and socio-economic inequality. On the occasion of the release of “A Great Perhaps? Colombia: Conflict and Convergence,” the Africa Center for Strategic Studies hosted a discussion that assessed relevant lessons from the Colombian experience for Africa.
Over the past two decades, Colombia has managed a dramatic turnaround in governance and security conditions. Fifteen years ago, Colombia was the most violent country in the world, suffering from widespread drug smuggling and criminality. Today, guerrilla forces have been seriously diminished, security has improved dramatically, and Colombia is a nation with a dynamic economy and progressive social agenda.
Courtesy of Africa Center For Strategic Studies.