Research and Practice

These Kujenga Amani essays explore the future of African peacebuilding research and practice.

Zimbabwe | November 1, 2017

Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa: A Stepping Stone for Emerging Scholars in Africa

This is a cross-post from Research Matters, a digital forum that focuses on emerging research in the social sciences by those who have been recipients of Social Science Research Council funding. Ruth Murambadoro is a three-time recipient of the Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa fellowship, and is the first PhD candidate working on transitional justice and […]

Ruth Next Gen cross post
Research and Practice | May 2, 2016

“If I Die, Let Me Be the Last”: Reflecting on Dr. Lukwiya and Uganda’s Efforts Against Ebola

“Promoting public awareness about the disease and developing mechanisms of social support to victims and affected communities is extremely critical because the outbreaks of virus diseases such as Ebola are social issues inasmuch they are medical issues, and go beyond biomedical concerns alone. None of these tactics, however, are possible without good governance and effective leadership, which we as Africans must advocate for and hold our leaders accountable.”

Photo credit to UN Photo/Martine Perret. Taken January 17, 2015. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. No changes were made. Original photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/un_photo/16550930769/in/photostream/
A burial team volunteer disinfects their personal protective equipment after carrying the body of a woman who died from the Ebola virus.
Research and Practice | April 13, 2016

Congolese Soldiers as Victims: Military Prosecution and Punishment

“Some soldiers are victimized by the very military they serve through court martial proceedings that often delay prosecution and then serve up an unfair and tedious process. What is needed at the policy level is independent civilian jurisdiction to prosecute soldiers who commit offenses.”

Photo credit to UN Photo/Sylvain Liechti via Flickr user United Nations Photo. Taken on June 5, 2014. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. No changes were made. Original photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/un_photo/14549777252/in/album-72157626263145325/
A member of the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC).
Research and Practice | January 11, 2016

Human Rights Abuses against the Bakassi People: Are Nigeria and Cameroon Liable?

“For the Nigeria–Cameroon border conflict, however—deemed settled between the contesting parties by the Greentree Agreement in 2006—the continuing violation by one or both parties of the rights of the people living in the disputed Bakassi Peninsula raises questions with regard to the functionality of the settlement and the processes that brought it about.”

Photo credit to EC/ECHO/Anouk Delafortrie via Flickr user European Commission DG ECHO. Taken on Taken on December 7, 2014. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. Image cropped to fit frame. Original photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/69583224@N05/16002373266/
Photo credit to EC/ECHO/Anouk Delafortrie via Flickr user European Commission DG ECHO.
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