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Journal of African Union Studies (JoAUS)
Published Since: 2012
Publishing Discontinued: The journal is published regularly. It is indexed at EBSCO, J-Gate, ProQuest and SABINET and accredied by IBSS.
Publication Frequency: Triennially (Three times a year)

This special edition is dedicated to the rising African maritime security landscape that served to not only draw international attention to piracy, but to the wider ambit of maritime security off Africa and on the world’s oceans in general. While piracy became the primary focus of decision-makers and a defining threat to safety and security at sea off Africa’s eastern shorelines in particular, several other threats coexist with the salient piracy threat. From a threat perspective, piracy surely dominates the African maritime security agenda, but when one views the response spectrum the measures to fight piracy it reflects an extensive response ladder that includes international organisations, regional and sub-regional actors such as the United Nations, the European Union, the African Union and the South African Development Community at the sub-regional level. At the state level several countries independently deployed (and still do) naval vessels off the Horn of Africa&n............

The year 2013 marks the 50th anniversary celebration of the formation of the Organization of African Unity (OAU). It will also be a little more than a decade since the formation of the African Union (AU), which seeks to promote “an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in global arena”. Consequently, the Heads of State declared the year 2013 the Year of Pan-Africanism and the African Renaissance. The 21st Ordinary Session of the Summit of the AU also took place from 19-27th May 2013 under the theme “Pan Africanism and African Renaissance”.  As declared by the AU, the anniversary is expected to facilitate and celebrate African narratives of past, present and future that will enthuse and energize the African population and use their constructive energy to accelerate a forward looking agenda of Pan-Africanism and renaissance in the 21st century. It provides a unique opportunity, and comes at ............

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