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Conflict & Resilience Monitor

Feature Articles​ on COVID-19

During the global crisis ACCORD's analysis will be focus on the impact of the pandemic on conflict potential in Africa

Beyond power-politics: Ethiopia need to pivot to dialogue

  • Emebet Getachew Abate

Ethiopia faces enormous and urgent reconciliation and peacebuilding needs. Coupled with the national dialogue process, the peace agreement is a major milestone

22 Dec 2022
Cedric de Coning

The Case for Integrating Sustaining Peace into an Expanded Climate, Peace and Security Concept

  • Hafsa Maalim
  • Cedric de Coning

A sustaining peace perspective on climate change shows that the effects of climate change can exacerbate the drivers of conflict, and conflict can undermine the resilience of communities to cope with climate change

22 Dec 2022

Advancing the Climate Security Agenda in the SADC Region

  • Katongo Seyuba

Southern Africa is one of the most vulnerable regions in the world to climate change due to its physical exposure to weather events, low adaptive capacity and high dependence on climate sensitive livelihoods.

22 Dec 2022

Reframing a Narrative – China, Africa, and the futures of the Global South

  • Kwesi DLS Prah

The concept of agency, its necessities, and values, has formed a key part of the development narrative in the Global South.

22 Dec 2022

Chissano champions the Zimbabwe re-engagement drive

  • Gabriel Kabanda

Zimbabwe has hired former Mozambican President Joachim Chissano to lead a group that would work to end the country’s protracted standoff with its creditors and the international community

22 Dec 2022

Lesotho’s election brought change: Six things needed to promote peace and democracy

  • Khabele Matlosa

Lesotho’s 2022 general election, its tenth since its independence from Britain in 1966, was unique in more ways than one.

22 Dec 2022

A Wave of Democracy in Africa in 2022

  • Katharine Bebington

Despite the challenges to democracy that Unconstitutional changes of government caused some African countries in 2022, the continent has also seen a number of triumphs of the democratic process

22 Dec 2022

Mapping post-COVID-19 Protest Trends in Africa

  • Zikho Dana

Protests over the exorbitant cost of living have become a frequent feature in Africa and they are an expression of a growing legitimacy crisis in African governments.

27 Oct 2022

Monitoring and Evaluating the WPS Agenda in the SADC Region

  • Thokozile Nkgadima

SADC took various steps to encourage and assist member states in developing NAPs. Whilst recognising the significant strides made in the region, more needs to be done to institutionalise the WPS agenda within the region.

27 Oct 2022

Loss and Damage High on the Agenda for COP27 in Egypt

  • Andrew Gilder
  • Olivia Rumble

Finance for Loss and Damage has been a longstanding issue at COP but matters are anticipated to come to a head at COP27 in Egypt in November.

27 Oct 2022

Reflections on Lesotho’s Recent Elections

  • Katharine Bebington

On 7 October 2022, the Kingdom of Lesotho held general elections that were contested by more than 50 political parties.

27 Oct 2022

Global geopolitical competition hits Africa: Can it maintain its voice?

  • Laura Rubidge
  • Gustavo de Carvalho

A new wave of high-level visits to Africa shows the complicated strategic choices that the continent needs to make.

22 Sep 2022

African Governments and their international partners need to boost Africa’s resilience to the food insecurity caused by the Ukraine war

  • Craig Moffat

African governments should prioritise formulating actionable solutions and interventions to mitigate against the repercussions of the conflict in Ukraine, which has already impacted on the next harvesting season.

22 Sep 2022

Regulatory gaps in fisheries governance in Africa: security risks and implications

  • Eve de Coning

Coupled with resource scarcity, the regulatory voids of weak fisheries governance frameworks may leave gaps that can easily fuel conflict and illicit activities

22 Sep 2022

The Role of the African Union in the Mediation Process in Ethiopia

  • Zekarias Beshah Abebe

On 24 August, fighting resumed between the federal government of Ethiopia and Tigrayan forces, ending the five month long humanitarian truce. There are at least three sticking points preventing the peace process from making headways.

22 Sep 2022

Women and Gender Parity Trends in Africa

  • Olumide Abimola Ajayi

The AU prioritized gender equality through Article 4l of the Constitutive Act of the Union which was geared towards dismantling existing inequality in gender relations and violation of the rights of women in Africa.

21 Sep 2022

Ending the conflict in Tigray: Negotiations and key issues

  • Yonas Berhané

On 14 June 2022, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced the establishment of a committee to negotiate peace talks with the TPLF. However, on 24 August, fighting broke out between the two sides along the northern border of Tigray province.

25 Aug 2022

South Sudan’s Transition: Young Refugees and the 24-Month Extension

  • Jesutimilehin O. Akamo

The R-ARCSS makes a sufficient case that youth, as well as refugees, are significant stakeholders in the South Sudan transition process.

25 Aug 2022

ACCORD recognizes its longstanding partnerships with the European Union, and the Governments of Canada, Finland, Norway, South Africa, Sweden, UK, and USA.