R2P at 10: Continental Sovereignty

Challenges and Opportunities for Implementation in Africa

Author: Obinna Ifediora, UQ

SUDAN, Nyala: In a photograph made available by Albany Associates, newly arrived engineers from China serving with the United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) stand to attention after arriving in Nyala, South Darfur 17 July.

In recent times, global-regional cooperation on peace and security issues in Africa have come under serious strains, as the event in South Africa, last June, regarding the attempted arrest of Omar al-Bashir over allegations of genocide and war crimes in relation to the crisis in Darfur region, Sudan on ICC arrest warrant demonstrate. Analysts, academia, and commentators have sought to explain this widening dichotomy with the notions of ‘African Unity’ or ‘African Solidarity’ and still, on the basis of state-led policy of ‘Pan Africanism’. Instead, I present, in this blog, a different narrative to this stand-off of global liberal institutions/ideas and regional approaches…

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