THE ROLE OF AFRICA PEER REVIEW MECHANISM (APRM) IN PEACEBUILDING IN AFRICA

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“Africa Will Write its Own History and it will be to the North and South of the Sahara, a History of Glory and Dignity” those are the words of the late Patrice Émery Lumumba in one of his quotes.

 

The  end  of  the  Cold  War  also  brought  about  a  dramatic  change  in  Africa’ s International Relations with regards to security. The Soviet Union collapsed and Russia its successor “withdrew” from Africa. The United States and France ceased to make blatant interventions  into African  conflicts  as they had done  during  the Cold  War.   The  UN learning from its “failures” in Somalia and Rwanda became increasingly cautious about dispatching  peacekeeping  forces  to conflicts  in Africa.  Against  the backdrop  of those changes   in   the   international   scene   African   countries   began   to   develop   regional International Relations as relatively independent actors.

 

With  this  new  development  there  was  need  to  look  inside  and  find  African solutions to African challenges. Thus the APRM was established in 2003 as a voluntary mechanism by the AU Member States to find these solutions and advance Africa’s agenda into the 21st Century.

 

The mandate of the African Peer Review Mechanism is to ensure that the policies and  practices  of  participating  states  conform  to  the  agreed  political,  economic  and corporate governance values, codes and standards contained in the Declaration on Democracy, Political, Economic and Corporate Governance.

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