Repositioning AU's Role Counter Terrorism Operations

Repositioning the AU’s role in counter-terrorism operations

Author: Dr Jide Okeke
Year: 2019
Publisher: ISS
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One of the ways that the African Union (AU) addresses threats to Africa’s security is by authorising or deploying counter-terrorism operations. Such operations are related to, but distinct from peace support operations, which are an AU statutory tool for preventing, managing and resolving crises. This policy brief explains why and how the AU should reposition its role in supporting counter-terrorism operations.