Nigeria

Radar | August 21, 2017

Open, Perceptive, and Public-Spirited: A Tribute to Abdul Raufu Mustapha (1954–2017)

For the thirty-seven years that I knew him, Abdul Raufu Mustapha, who departed this life on August 8, 2017, lived a life of courage, commitment, and fulfillment. A versatile scholar and an internationalist, he had an incredibly open, perceptive, and critical mind. He prioritized the public interest, whether in terms of his persistent questioning of […]

Professor Abdul Raufu Mustapha lecturing
Viewpoint | July 18, 2017

Life as an APN Alumnus: An Interview with Dr. Jimam Lar

The African Peacebuilding Network (APN) recently had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Jimam Lar, an APN Alumnus (IRG 2016) and lecturer in the University of Jos’s Department of History and International Studies. Dr. Lar was in Washington, DC, for a conference on “Militancy and Conflict in the Sahel and Maghreb,” hosted at the […]

Dr. Jimam Lar speaking at the CNA
Viewpoint | April 21, 2017

Insecurity, Conflict, and Militancy in the Maghreb and Sahel Regions

Throughout the Maghreb and Sahel regions of Africa, many communities are struggling under the strain of new patterns of violence that emerged after the Arab Spring as well as episodic cycles of violence that have resurfaced every few years for several decades. The following piece offers key takeaways from a series of recent events—a forum […]

Jimam Lar, Joel Nwokeoma, and Amy Niang on the dais at the Conference on Militancy and Conflict in the Sahel and Maghreb
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
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