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Until Africa Funds its Functions Security Regionalism Remains Foreign


Currency of Security Regionalism


The intimate relationship between violent conflict and development is affected by advancement in regional cooperation. The notion of regional integration has grown considerably since the end of the Cold War, indeed best practices of intra-regional cooperation have demonstrated that such arrangements can lessen the individual states’ dependence on power patron states and decrease the practice of compromising certain foreign policies and even national strategic interests for them. Security regionalism has been espoused by many African states which look at it as a necessary tool for advancement of security, peace, stability and development, as well as, strengthening Africa’s role in the international order.

Fund Their Functions



The African Union (AU) has since prioritized the agenda of African solutions to African problems. On this backdrop numerous regional mechanisms have emerged in Africa, remarkably so in Sub-Sahara Africa. These regional mechanisms need to be really African; they need to reflect the African image, they need to pursue an African agenda for peace and security. To do so they must devise ways to fund their functions otherwise they will be dancing to foreign tunes, after all, “he who pays the piper calls the tune.” 
Until Africa Funds its Functions Security Regionalism Remains Foreign Until Africa Funds its Functions Security Regionalism Remains Foreign Reviewed by Ibrahim Magara on February 09, 2016 Rating: 5

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