Since 9/11, international security has been redefined and new challenges have been identified. Africa is facing new security challenges, and the continent has become an important battleground in the fight against terrorism. The revolutions of 2011 and after, now known as the Arab Spring, have highlighted the African peoples continuing struggle against poverty and corruption. This volume analyzes some of the many problems currently facing the African peoples and places them in the wider context of global security.
Olayiwola Abegunrin is professor of international relations and African studies at Howard University.
Introduction- Olayiwola Abegunrin Part 1: African Security Perspective Chapter 1: Leadership Problem and Africa's Security Challenges in the New International Order- Olayiwola Abegunrin Chapter 2: Nigeria and the Emergency of Boko Haram: Anatomy of A Weak State- Olusoji Akomolafe Chapter 3: The 2002 Rebellion, Civil War and Presidential Election Crisis of 2010 in Cote D'Ivoire- Balla M. Keita Part 2: African Security in Regional Perspectives Chapter 4: The Niger Delta: A Tenuous and Perilous Security Condition- Sabelle Ogbobode Abidde Chapter 5: Political Instability and Prospect for Economic Security in the Democratic Republic of Congo- Olayiwola Abegunrin Chapter 6: Security Dilemma: Post-Independence Arrangements between North-South Sudan- Benjamin A. Machar Chapter 7: Revolutions Across North Africa: What Will Be Their Impact on the Rest of Africa- Mohammed El-Khawas Chapter 8: Appraising Africa's Fifty Years of Independence: The Struggle of Attaining Viable Peace and Security- Alem Hailu Part 3: African Security in Global Perspectives Chapter 9: The Domestic and Global Implications of the Niger Delta Crisis- Sabella Ogbobode Abidde Chapter 10: Somalia in the Horn African security Equation since September 11, 2001- Christopher Daniels Chapter 11: The African Condition: Islam and International Terrorism- Sulayman S. Nyang