RealNews

Africa Shows Progress in Tackling Conflicts, UN Secretary-General Reports

Africa today is afflicted by fewer serious armed conflicts than it was just six years ago, says UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. When he issued his first major report on the causes of conflict in Africa in 1998, there were 14 countries in the midst of war and another 11 were suffering from severe political turbulence. Today, Mr. Annan notes in his annual follow-up report, just a half-dozen African countries are suffering from serious armed conflicts, among them Burundi, Côte d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Sudan. And very few other countries are facing deep political crises. The UN and the rest of the international community have been “responding more readily” to armed conflicts in Africa, the Secretary-General notes. But much credit for the improvement also rests with Africa. Full Story

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.