A Wind of Change? The Institutional Reform of the African Union and Africa’s Security Provision – 2018 Tana Forum Papers – A Collection of Policy Briefs

A Wind of Change? The Institutional Reform of the African Union and Africa’s Security Provision – 2018 Tana Forum Papers – A Collection of Policy Briefs

This collection of policy briefs seeks to contribute to achieving a homogeneous understanding and to influence ongoing dialogue on the AU’s institutional reforms. The scope covered in this collection ranges from the elements of the institutional reform process to actors, partnerships, financing peace and security and compliance to the reforms. The collection does not seek to impose a verdict on whether the reforms will be successful or not.

Enhancing synergy between the African Governance Architecture (AGA) and the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA)

Enhancing synergy between the African Governance Architecture (AGA) and the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA)

The vision of the African Union (AU) is to achieve “an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in the global arena”. The attainment of that vision hinges on three foundational imperatives: democratic governance, peace and security, and sustainable development. The focus of this report is on the interlinkages between democratic governance on the one hand and peace and security on the other.

Illicit Financial Flows in the Extractives Sector in Africa – Reflections on the Osoro Report in Tanzania

Illicit Financial Flows in the Extractives Sector in Africa – Reflections on the Osoro Report in Tanzania

On 12 June 2017, President John Magufuli of Tanzania received a report from the Osoro Committee which was commissioned to examine the economic and legal implications of the country’s export of gold and mineral concentrates. The establishment of the Osoro Committee follows a visit made in March by President Magufuli to the port of Dar es Salaam where he barred the export of 277 containers of gold and mineral concentrate belonging to Acacia Mining PLC, pending government verification of the amount and value of the minerals.