Conflict Trends 2019/1
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: […]
Revitalising the peace in South Sudan
Investigating the implementation of the Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan.
Disengaging from violent extremism
Lessons learnt from the security challenges encountered by Somalia’s Defector Rehabilitation Programme for al-Shabaab members.
Constructive national dialogue in Zimbabwe
Case study of Zimbabwe’s 2019 national dialogue providing insight on what constitutes a national dialogue and why they are necessary.
How mediation based on African approaches to conflict resolution can transform the conflict over the Nile
Upstream countries challenge Egypt and Sudan’s historical rights claims over the Nile, demanding an increased share of its water.
The migrant crisis in Libya and the Nigeria experience
Interrogating the underlying factors leading to Libya’s current migrant crisis, with emphasis on the resurgence of the country’s slave trade.
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
“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 […]