Briefing Paper

Coordination: Key to the Success of African Solutions for Mozambique

The Cabo Delgado crisis is testing the African Union (AU) peace and security architecture. Troop deployments from the Southern African Development Community and Rwanda show that Africa can deal with security challenges in various ways. So far, however, the AU and its Peace and Security Council have taken a back seat. Coordination and a joint vision for tackling the root causes of violent extremism are crucial going forward.