Akachi Odoemene (PhD, African History) is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of History and International Studies, Federal University Otuoke, Nigeria. His current research focuses primarily on the social history of Africa, with interests in peace and conflict studies, development studies, and urban studies. He was a 2009 African Humanities Program (AHP) Fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), the Hewlett Visiting Scholar at Brown University (2012), an APN Individual Research Grant (IRG 2013) recipient, and an Oxford-Princeton Global Leaders Postdoctoral Fellow (2013-2015).

Radar | April 7, 2017

Whither Peacebuilding Initiatives? The Escalation of Herder-Farmer Conflicts in Nigeria

There is a growing trend towards episodic, low-intensity conflicts across Nigeria, particularly in its north-central and southern zones. These conflicts often involve nomadic Fulani herdsmen and sedentary agricultural communities,1 and result in the unmitigated decimation and sacking of rural communities. Herder-farmer conflicts have escalated in the last decade and assumed a deadly dimension over the […]

Cattle in Ta Kuti village, Niger State, Nigeria