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Identifying and Responding to Africa's Security Challenges
Rewiring Regional Security in a Fragmented World (2011)
  • Emmanuel Kwesi Aning
Abstract
This chapter discusses a broad range of new and emerging security challenges that affect and impact the survival of Africa's constituent states. It seeks to (a) understand the dynamics and mechanics of the narcotics trade and the manner in which it impacts the content, particularly West Africa, which is now known as the "coke coast"; (2) identify and analyze the threat of cyber crime; and (3) examine the strategies for coping and responding to these challenges within the broader framework of initiatives undertaken by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the African Union.
Keywords
  • security challenges,
  • west africa,
  • narcotics,
  • cyber crime,
  • ecowas
Publication Date
July, 2011
Editor
Chester A. Crocker, Fen Osler Hampson and Pamela Aall
Publisher
U.S. Institute of Peace Press
ISBN
978-1-60127-070-2
Citation Information
Emmanuel Kwesi Aning. "Identifying and Responding to Africa's Security Challenges" Washington, D. C.Rewiring Regional Security in a Fragmented World (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kwesi_aning/26/