African Security

African Security

The IISS's work on African security centres on the institute's Armed Conflict Database and its Oppenheimer Lecture series. The former monitors a dozen ongoing conflicts in sub-Saharan Africa, with weekly updates.

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Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Oppenheimer Lecture

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala gives 2013 Oppenheimer lecture

One of Africa’s most renowned economists Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala gave the 2013 IISS Oppenheimer Lecture on economic inclusion as a means to mitigating threats to peace, security, and development.

Strategic Comments

France in Mali: rapid reaction

The long-term success of France's military intervention in northern Mali in early 2013 will rely on several factors, including the actions of its jihadi enemies.

Initial lessons in Mali

France was able to generate and maintain momentum because it already had troops in the region and was swiftly offered assistance with transport and inflight refuelling.

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