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About Abdelkader Abderrahmane

Abdelkader Abderrahmane is a geopolitical researcher and international consultant on African peace and security issues. He is also part of the Brehon Advisory Ltd adviser board and previously held a senior research position with the Institute for Security Studies in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Articles by Abdelkader Abderrahmane

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Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Morocco's admission to the African Union: a Pyrrhus victory for Rabat

Morocco’s admission to the African Union after decades of absence was received as a victory, but what does it mean for the Western Sahara?

The Sahel: north-west Africa’s security weakest link

In addition to terrorism, the Sahel faces a host of thorny intertwined issues, which if not dealt with could plunge the region into chaos.

Libya, the Fezzan, egoism and the danger of self-interest

The survival of Libya depends very much on the fate of the Fezzan region and on Libyans’ willingness to dialogue and cooperate among themselves.

Morocco, UN myopia and the Libyan crisis

It may be understandable that the UN should clutch at any straws to address the miasma in Libya. But Morocco shouldn’t be one of them.

Libya: the pressing need for dialogue

The western intervention in Libya in 2011 failed to recognise the complex warp and weft of its pre-democratic tribal fabric. Only a regionally facilitated dialogue can repair the shattered state left behind.

Françafrique and Africa’s security

Crises in Francophone Africa, as in Mali and the Central African Republic, cannot be solved by military action by the former colonial power. Root causes must be tackled, engaging civil-society actors, with the African Union playing a leading role in partnership with the European Union.

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