Amidst the snow-capped mountains of Davos, a little town in Switzerland, some of the richest and most powerful individuals on the planet gathered, in January this year, for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, hosted by its founder and chief executive, Klaus Schwab. The theme of this year’s annual forum was “Globalisation 4.0: […]

Terrorism in Africa


Outlining the definitions of “new wars” and “old wars”, and the numerous distinctions that exist between them.

Mediation and Governance in Fragile Contexts: Small Steps to Peace

Fragile ceasefire

“The small is as important as the bigger picture. It is these smaller things, if they are coordinated, that can lead to the transformation of the bigger picture” (p. 10). These are the first two sentences of a recently published book on mediation in fragile contexts, written by Kenyan-Somali peacebuilder, Dekha Ibrahim Abdi, and Swiss […]