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Dakar Event: Conflict and Unconstitutional Change of Government in Africa: Is there still a role for the EU-AU Partnership
November 13 - November 14
The second part of the ETTG event on “Conflict and Unconstitutional Change of Government in Africa: Is there still a role for the EU-AU Partnership?” took place on November 13 and 14 in Dakar, Senegal.
This event is hosted by the Goree Institute and builds upon our successful Brussels event, where we discussed the European approach to this crucial topic. Now, we are in Africa, following the African approach to delve deeper into understanding the dynamics of conflict and unconstitutional change of government in the continent.
Throughout the event, we are graced by the presence of a diverse range of participants, including diplomats, analysts, think tankers, civil society representatives, and EU institutions.
The enriching discussions shed light on the challenges and opportunities for the EU-AU partnership in effectively addressing conflicts and promoting constitutional governance in Africa.
Key takeaways from the event include:
- The complex interplay of political, economic, and social factors contributes to the prevalence of conflict and unconstitutional change of government in Africa.
- These crises have severe consequences for peace, security, and development, hindering economic growth, exacerbating humanitarian crises, and undermining democratic institutions.
- The EU-AU partnership holds significant potential to address conflict and promote constitutional governance in Africa, but requires strengthening its coordination, coherence, and responsiveness to African priorities.
An ETTG paper comprising the findings of the two part Europe-Africa event will follow in the next weeks.