Critically examining whether there is a correlation between democratic governance and national development.
Identifying the capacity challenges that hinder the implementation of the African Charter on Maritime Security, Safety and Development.
An overview of ECOWAS’s efforts to support national political dialogue processes through numerous declarations, statements and interventions.
How current military and law enforcement approaches to reducing terrorism actually threaten sustainable peace and security.
Outlining efforts made by organisations to involve the youth of CAR in playing prominent roles as peacebuilding stakeholders.
Examining the state of legal pluralism in Somalia where customary law, religious law and secular law operate concomitantly.
Examining the confrontation between activists, government and multinational oil companies operating in the region.
Understanding the political justifications for marginalising traditional dispute-resolving mechanisms from the legal systems of both Kenya and Ethiopia.
Exploring the binding power of music within the context of Nigeria’s elections.
Discussing the feasibility of amnesty, domestic and local trials, or an African regional court as viable alternatives to ICC jurisdiction.
Explaining Africa’s limited success in peacebuilding operations in light of failures to fundamentally transform inherited post-colonial state and politics.
Documenting the struggle to restructure Guinea-Bissau’s weak sociopolitical and economic systems since its independence.
Understanding justice from the victims’ perspective to outline dilemmas societies in transition face in accessing justice after conflict.
Examining Cameroon’s linguistic and cultural divide left in the wake of two withdrawing colonial powers.
Examining the circumstances under which the UNSC can refer cases to the ICC, using Darfur as a case study.
How the youth of the nation can be key agents for social change, peace, economic development and technological innovation.