Examining why many elections in African democracies culminate in violent conflict.
Comparing the African Union and European Union’s ability to respond, understand and mitigate conflict situations.
Determining the limits of statebuilding processes without concerted efforts to simultaneously build the nation.
Why has the DRC seen unending conflict over the last two decades, despite having a comprehensive DDR programme in place?
Introducing the Women’s Situation Room – a women-led initiative to prevent and reduce violence during African elections.
Al Mahdi’s widespread attack on the mosques of Timbuktu, and how the ICC handled the case against him.
Examining the progress of several African countries currently at different stages of their democratic processes.
Assessing the work of Zimbabwe’s Organ on National Healing, Reconciliation and Integration.
Arguing for constructive storytelling as an avenue for survivors of sexual violence to acknowledge trauma and attain healing.
How ethnic conflicts along Ethiopia’s borders are influenced by national political dynamics and changes in traditional institutions.
Case study conducted in Ethiopia examining roles and challenges of indigenous conflict resolution mechanisms.
Reviewing the status of the August 2015 peace agreement that brought an end to Sudan’s two-year civil war.
Unpacking the AU’s decision to introduce a levy on imports, with the aim to strengthen its relationship with the UN.
Criticism that the UN remains too state-centric has created impetus to strengthen and deepen engagement with communities.
Analysing the impact of the Southern African Development Community’s Interventions have on conflict in the DRC.
An analysis of how the perceived dichotomy between Arabs and Africans continues to fuel violence in the region.