International law and international organizations interaction
Owusu-Ampaw M. —
ECOWAS vs WAEMU: A Competition Over Peace and Security Roles in West Africa.
// International Law and International Organizations.
– 2018. – ¹ 2.
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DOI: 10.7256/2454-0633.2018.2.26089 URL: http://en. nbpublish.com/library_read_article.php?id=26089
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Conflicts easily break up in Africa than in most parts of the world. Over three-fourth of all the United Nations Peacekeeping operations in the world since the end of the Cold War took place in Africa. As regional and sub regional organizations rise up to the task of helping to maintain peace and security in Africa, the role of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in checking violence in the West African sub region is being challenged by a the strategic mechanism for peace and security by the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU). This article examines the peacekeeping capabilities of ECOWAS as a regional body tasked with maintaining peace in the sub region by looking at its structure of formation, how it applies its mandate in managing conflicts, challenges facing the organization in the performance of its duties as well as successes chocked(achieved). The article traces the connection between France, a former colonial power in Africa; to the WAEMU which set out a program that duplicates ECOWAS’s role in the maintenance of security, peace and order in the West African sub region. This article makes a concluding remark that WAEMU may be serving as a geopolitical mechanism of France to regain its dominance over West African States and Africa as a whole!
West Africa, community levy, modernization of armies, brigade, deploy, geopolitical mechanism, ECOWAS, WAEMU, Standby Forces, peacebuilding
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