Strengthening Africa’s Voice within the UN Security Council: 9th High-Level Seminar on Peace and Security Concludes in Oran


Oran, 09 December 2022: The African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council (PSC) and the African Members (A3) of the UN Security Council held the Ninth Annual High-Level Seminar, at ministerial level, on Peace and Security in Africa, from 7 to 8 December 2022, in the coastal city of Oran, Algeria, with a commitment to the strategic objective of ‘one Africa, one goal’, initiative.

9th High Level-Seminar on the Promotion of Peace and Security in Africa

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ALGERIA,ORAN, 7th to 8th December 2022: African Responses to Emerging Threats to Peace and Security in the Continent: Addressing the Scourge of Terrorism and Violent Extremism in Africa.

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UNOCT and ACSRT convene African Union Member States to strengthen resilience of vulnerable targets against terrorist attacks


13 December 2022 – The United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) and the African Centre for the Study and Research on Terrorism (ACRST) concluded their joint online workshop on the Protection of Vulnerable Targets against Terrorist Attacks for African Union Member States today.

The Contagion of Violent Extremism in West African coastal states: a joint Report by the ACSRT and NATO by STRATEGIC DIRECTION-SOUTH HUB


The findings of this joint project have pointed out that violent extremist activities have been growing in recent years in West African coastal states, radiating there from the Sahel. Although the security situations of the four countries assessed herein are not directly comparable to the very severe situation in the Sahel, the appearance of certain violent extremist groups at the northern border areas of Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Togo is cause for concern. Equally worrisome is that the spread of violent extremism is multi-directional: TVEOs do not exclusively expand southward, but in any direction where circumstances permit.