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  • [Press] New publication \ Country report Niger

    • The current “Country Report Niger” by the Peace and Conflict Research institute BICC gives an overview over basic data on the military sector and investigates the position of the country in relation to criteria of the EU Common Position on arms exports.
    • Wednesday, 4 March 2020: Niger is one of the poorest countries in the world. Islamist militias, among them Boko Haram and splinter groups of Al-Qaeda and the so-called Islamic State, terrorise the country. In the course of its so-called Enable and Enhance Initiative, the German federal government increased its arms exports to Niger in 2018 to enable it like other countries in the region to deal with internal and regional crises. In its Country Report (in German), BICC assesses the security situ...
  • [Press] New publication \ Coup in Niger: Why Military Intervention is Doomed to Fail

    • Since 2020, six military coups have occurred in the Sahel region, the latest being in Niger on 26 July 2023. Until then, Niger was considered a "stability anchor" for international and national support for the Sahel. In this BICC Policy Brief the authors argue why Germany should not support a military intervention.
    • Wednesday, 20 September 2023: In BICC Policy Brief 1\2023 “Coup in Niger: Why Military Intervention is Doomed to Fail”  the authors Milena Berks, Claudia Breitung, Boubacar Haidara and Oyewole Simon Oginni explain why military intervention is doomed to fail and why it can never achieve the goal of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to restore constitutional order in Niger. “The risk of failure of a military intervention, and of a protracted conf...
  • [Press] New publication \ Coup in Niger: Why Military Intervention is Doomed to Fail

    • Since 2020, six military coups have occurred in the Sahel region, the latest being in Niger on 26 July 2023. Until then, Niger was considered a "stability anchor" for international and national support for the Sahel. In this BICC Policy Brief the authors argue why Germany should not support a military intervention.
    • Wednesday, 20 September 2023: In BICC Policy Brief 1\2023 “Coup in Niger: Why Military Intervention is Doomed to Fail”  the authors Milena Berks, Claudia Breitung, Boubacar Haidara and Oyewole Simon Oginni explain why military intervention is doomed to fail and why it can never achieve the goal of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to restore constitutional order in Niger. “The risk of failure of a military intervention, and of a protracted conf...
  • [Press] New publication \ Coup in Niger: Why Military Intervention is Doomed to Fail

    • Since 2020, six military coups have occurred in the Sahel region, the latest being in Niger on 26 July 2023. Until then, Niger was considered a "stability anchor" for international and national support for the Sahel. In this BICC Policy Brief the authors argue why Germany should not support a military intervention.
    • Wednesday, 20 September 2023: In BICC Policy Brief 1\2023 “Coup in Niger: Why Military Intervention is Doomed to Fail”  the authors Milena Berks, Claudia Breitung, Boubacar Haidara and Oyewole Simon Oginni explain why military intervention is doomed to fail and why it can never achieve the goal of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to restore constitutional order in Niger. “The risk of failure of a military intervention, and of a protracted conf...
  • [PDF Document] SAD-Nexus-Paper_2021_BICC.pdf   (955.59 KB)

    SECURITYARMAMENTDEVELOPMENT Nexus Paper 2021 Todays solution tomorrows problem An analysis of West African practices in the use of progovernment militias Fiona Wilshusen BICC Yet another nexus Introduction to the SADNexus Papers Since 2002 BICC Bonn International Centre for Conflict Studies has provided information to the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development BMZ on German arms exports and the security as well as developmental state of potential recipient countries ...
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  • [Publication] Revenue transparency to mitigate the resource curse in the Niger Delta? Potential and reality of NEITI

    • Revenue transparency to mitigate the resource curse in the Niger Delta? Potential and reality of NEITI
    • The paper begins with a discussion of the possible negative consequences of oil exploitation in developing countries, often referred to as resource curse, introducing the analytical framework of the ‘petro-state’ (Section 1). In order to assess the relevance of revenue transparency for addressing problems in the Niger Delta, the author then investigates the extent to which the negative consequences of oil exploitation were due to a lack of transparency and accountability.For that pu...
  • [Publication] Revenue transparency to mitigate the resource curse in the Niger Delta? Potential and reality of NEITI

    • Revenue transparency to mitigate the resource curse in the Niger Delta? Potential and reality of NEITI
    • The paper begins with a discussion of the possible negative consequences of oil exploitation in developing countries, often referred to as resource curse, introducing the analytical framework of the ‘petro-state’ (Section 1). In order to assess the relevance of revenue transparency for addressing problems in the Niger Delta, the author then investigates the extent to which the negative consequences of oil exploitation were due to a lack of transparency and accountability.For that pu...
  • [Project] Regional approaches to dealing with armed groups in the Sahel

    • In the Greater Sahel border regions are frequently hot spots in long running conflicts which are used by non-state armed groups for their benefit, but they are also spaces where people and communities socially, culturally, and economically connect and build important interrelations on different scales. We believe that these border complexes have unique historic and socio-economic features which need to be considered more strongly when developing approaches to dealing with armed groups that are o...
  • [Project] Armed Groups in the Sahel

    • Regional approaches to dealing with armed groups in the Sahel In the Greater Sahel border regions are frequently hot spots in long running conflicts which are used by non-state armed groups for their benefit, but they are also spaces where people and communities socially, culturally, and economically connect and build important interrelations on different scales. We believe that these border complexes have unique historic and socio-economic features which need to be considered more strongly when...
  • [Event] Regional Training on physical security and stockpile management (PSSM) in Nigeria

    • The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), with technical support from the Multinational Small Arms and Ammunition Group (MSAG), and BICC conducted the third training of a multi-phase PSSM course for the ECOWAS region from 12 to 22 November 2019.
    • Friday, 22 November 2019: Regional Training on physical security and stockpile management (PSSM) in Nigeria