Mediation & Reconciliation | January 31, 2018

Study on African Mediation Highlights the Significance of the Mandate

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Laurie Nathan, University of Pretoria Every mediation to resolve a major conflict in Africa is based on a mandate that shapes the process and outcome of peacemaking. This is true of mediations in Burundi, Congo, Kenya, Namibia, Sudan, Zimbabwe and many other countries. […]

In Africa mediation mandates are typically contained in resolutions passed by the UN the AU or sub-regional bodies that attempt to resolve conflicts. 
Tiksa Negeri/Reuters
In Africa mediation mandates are typically contained in resolutions passed by the UN the AU or sub-regional bodies that attempt to resolve conflicts. Tiksa Negeri/Reuters
Statebuilding & Security | January 23, 2018

Development and Statebuilding at the Cost of Peacebuilding? The Case of the Lower Omo Valley, Ethiopia

Building state institutions, providing services, and promoting economic development in conflict-affected regions are usually considered integral to peacebuilding. This essay interrogates that position by drawing on empirical evidence from fieldwork conducted in Ethiopia’s lower Omo Valley—a  marginalized region inhabited by agro-pastoralist groups such as the Mursi and Mela (Bodi) of Salamago district. There are several […]

Cement Factory in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia. Source: 'Gavin Houtheusen/Department for International Development
Cement Factory in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia. Source: 'Gavin Houtheusen/Department for International Development
Viewpoint | January 16, 2018

Life as an APN Alumnus: An Interview with Dr. Tendai Joseph Chari

The Social Science Research Council’s African Peacebuilding Network (APN) had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Tendai Joseph Chari, a 2017 Individual Research Grant recipient. This interview was conducted on June 21, 2017, during the APN 2017 Training Workshop on Research Methods in Accra, Ghana. It has been edited for length and clarity. APN: Could you […]

Tendai Chari at Rabat workshop
Tendai Joseph Chari at the 2017 APN Writing and Dissemination Workshop in Rabat, Morocco. Photo credit: Jennifer Sherys-Rivet.
Viewpoint | January 16, 2018

Life as an APN Alumnus: An Interview with Dr. Rawia Tawfik

The Social Science Research Council’s African Peacebuilding Network (APN) had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Rawia Tawfik, a 2017 Individual Research Grant recipient. This interview was conducted on June 21, 2017, during the APN 2017 Training Workshop on Research Methods in Accra, Ghana. It has been edited for length and clarity. APN: Could you […]

Rawia Tawfik at Rabat Workshop
Rawia Tawfik at the 2017 APN Writing and Dissemination Workshop in Rabat, Morocco. Photo credit: Jennifer Sherys-Rivet.
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