Radar | September 18, 2015

President Buhari’s War Against Terror

“Despite whatever gains have been made, a cursory look at President Buhari’s first hundred days in office and the activities of his administration reveal an emphasis more on winning the battle than winning the war.”

Photo credit to GCIS via Flickr user GovernmentZA. CC BY-ND 2.0. Image cropped to fit frame. Original photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/governmentza/18307424226/
Former Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan stands with recently-elected President Muhammad Buhari.
Essays | September 11, 2015

Peace at Stake in Burundi: Could the Crisis Escalate, and Is There a Way Out?

“The commitment of a section of the opposition to unseating Nkurunziza’s regime, coupled with divisions within the military and the police, could turn the conflict into a civil war, while state responses to repress the opposition could lead to the spreading of violence across the country…Hope remains that peace can be achieved in Burundi, but the window of opportunity is closing fast.”

Photo credit to REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic via Flickr user Globovisión. Taken on May 13, 2015. CC BY-NC 4.0. No changes were made. Original photo:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/globovision/17013053074/
Protesters clash with Burundian security forces following a failed coup d’état.
Viewpoint | August 18, 2015

APN Grantee on the Future of Democracy and Peace in West Africa

The following is an interview with APN 2013 grantee Professor Oluwafunmilayo J. Para-Mallam, on the sidelines of a policy dialogue jointly organized by the African Peacebuilding Network (APN), the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) West Africa, and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). The event, which took place in Abuja, Nigeria, July 27–28, 2015, highlighted the current state of democracy, peace, and stability in West Africa. It also examined the role ECOWAS has played in the region and the challenges it faces, and offered practical suggestions to consolidating peace and democracy in the future.

Photo credit to APN program associate Dagan Rossini. Taken on July 28, 2015. CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 US.
APN 2013 grantee Professor Oluwafunmilayo J. Para-Mallam at the APN-CDD-ECOWAS policy dialogue on the future of democracy and peace in West Africa.
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