African Journal of
Political Science and International Relations

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Pol. Sci. Int. Relat.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0832
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPSIR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 403

Table of Content: April-June 2020; 14(2)

May 2020

Is there borderline in Nigeria's northeast? Multi-national joint task force and counterinsurgency operation in perspective

Borderline as a defence line is central in countering transnational insurgency. Yet, countries in African Sub-region are lackadaisical about redefining inherited colonial borders. Primarily, the study examined the origin of Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF)  counterinsurgency (COIN) operational mandate as well as the linkage between border, threat of insurgency and MNJTF COIN operation  in Nigeria's...

Author(s): Lanre Olu-Adeyemi and Shaibu Makanjuola T.  

May 2020

State, vigilantism and youth violence in Nigeria: A study of ‘Onyabo’ in Ikorodu Local Government Area of Lagos State

Studies and institutional reports have argued that youth violence is a precursor to national insecurity in Nigeria. Contrary to youth as an agent of transformation and national development, their recurrence in violent conflicts has continued to undermine the national security of the country. Such security backlash is further conflated by the protracted Boko Haram insurgency which has ruptured the nation building, but...

Author(s): Surajudeen O. Mudasiru and Abiodun Fatai  

May 2020

Black-and-white picture of a political system: Post-apartheid South Africa

This article analyzes the cultural and political changes that occurred in South Africa after the fall of the Apartheid regime in 1994. Such relevant events have impacted South African political system; it is defined by Almond and Verba as the interaction of rôles (differentiated and undifferentiated) and the political culture (heterogeneous and homogeneous) in a country. A change in one of the two components is...

Author(s): Serena Rosadini  

May 2020

Transformations of forced migration in Africa: Issues and general ‎problems

Over the past two decades, migration in Africa has been rising continuously in all subregions. ‎The range of migration flows include a rise in migrant workers, female migrants, an increase in ‎irregular migration as well as a large number of refugees and internally displaced persons. It is ‎no secret that ‎current scholarship, especially the literature that concerned international ‎organizations have...

Author(s): Hamdy A. Hassan