Kiven James Kewir is a senior lecturer and researcher of conflict prevention and regional integration at the Centre for Research in Political and Strategic Studies, University of Yaoundé II Soa, Cameroon, and the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, University of Buea, Cameroon. He holds a MA in peace and reconciliation studies from the Centre for Peace and Reconciliation, Coventry University, United Kingdom, and a PhD in political science from the University of Yaoundé II Soa. Dr. Kewir has served as a reviewer for several international journals and led several innovative research projects in the area of conflict prevention.

Mediation & Reconciliation | September 3, 2014

The Central African Republic Crisis: Neighboring Countries and the Prospects for Peace

“Ultimately […] the future of peace in the CAR lies in the hands of the leaders and people of the country. The real challenge will be to develop the political will to rise above the current divisions and address the structural roots of the conflict ravaging the country head on.”

Photo credit to Flickr user hdptcar. Picture taken by Pierre Holtz | UNICEF on June 13, 2007. No changes were made. This photo is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0. Original photo:
A child in the Central African Republic.