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Current Security Challenges in sub-Saharan Africa

Ben Page gives briefing at Geneva Centre

Current Security Challenges in sub-Saharan Africa

Dr Ben Page was invited to the Geneva Centre for Security Policy on January 24th to give a briefing on Current Security Challenges in sub-Saharan Africa to a group of military and civilian officials from Azerbaijan, Oman, Lithuania, Saudi Arabia, Finland, Tunisia, Moldova, Argentina, Georgia, Egypt, Germany, Armenia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Serbia, Bosnia, Ukraine, Russia, Hungary, Belgium and Switzerland.

 

He argued that military priorities should be focused on supporting efforts to tackle what are currently called the ‘new security challenges’ (food, health, water). There is also a valuable role for the military in relation to peace-keeping and peace-building, particularly where there is a legacy of conflict. Discussions addressed drug-smuggling in West Africa, counter-terrorism in Somalia, Nigeria and the Sahel and the role of China in Africa.

 

See:  http://www.gcsp.ch/


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