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Is the African Union Capable of 'Silencing the Guns in Africa'?

Nearly two dozen security-focused organizations, located in 13 African countries, incorporate peace research into their work, as part of the Southern Voices Network for Peacebuilding. As conflicts spill across borders and threaten stability, a new generation of African scholars and activists are asking hard questions of political authorities. Challenges to the continent-wide African Union, whose 2020 heads-of-state summit is on the theme 'Silencing the Guns', illustrate the trend.

AllAfrica's reporting on peacebuilding is supported by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York

“Silencing the Guns: Creating Conducive Conditions for Africa’s Development” - the theme of the 36th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council of the African Union

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