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IPSS conducts research on interstate boundary and territorial relations in the Horn of Africa

The research aims to identify all border disputes currently underway in the Greater Horn and East Africa, create a typology of such disputes, and conduct an analysis of economic, social and political interests by identifying challenges related to the resolution of these conflicts and strategies for their resolution.

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05 March 2019

On 1 March, IPSS in partnership with the African Union Border Programme (AUBP) discussed an ongoing research project on “Interstate Boundary and Territorial Relations in the Greater Horn and Eastern Africa”. IPSS lead researchers Dr. Mercy Fekadu Mulugeta and Dr. Comm. Daniel Gebreegziabher presented findings in a workshop organized by the AUBP at the African Union Commission (AUC).

 

The research aims to identify all border disputes currently underway in the Greater Horn and East Africa, create a typology of such disputes, and conduct an analysis of economic, social and political interests by identifying challenges related to the resolution of these conflicts and strategies for their resolution. The project covers 15 countries in the Greater Horn and Eastern Africa through an extensive use of secondary and primary sources.



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