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Featured | February 14, 2018

“Two Rams Cannot Drink from the Same Bowl”: Supremacy Battles and Peacebuilding Challenges in Arogbo-Ijaw Area of Ondo State, Nigeria

Conflict within and between militant groups in the Arogbo-Ijaw area of Ondo State in Nigeria are the result of struggles for supremacy. Such violent communal conflict has emerged as one of the features of local communities in Nigeria’s oil producing states. Although most studies of oil-related conflict in the Niger Delta focus on violence in […]

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Featured | December 6, 2017

Silencing the Guns by 2020: How Realistic is this Timeline?

This essay previously appeared in the first issue of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) newsletter, “Governance Link” (November-December 2017). The APRM was established in 2003 by the African Union in the framework of the implementation of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD). Member countries use the APRM to self–monitor all aspects of their governance and […]

AMISOM Troops Up at Dawn on Mogadishu's Frontline
AMISOM Troops Up at Dawn on Mogadishu's Frontline
Featured | November 1, 2017

Call for Proposals: African Peacebuilding Network-Social Science Research Council 2018 Research Grants

Launched in 2012, the African Peacebuilding Network (APN) supports independent African research on conflict-affected countries and regions on the African continent, as well as the integration of evidence-based knowledge into scholarly discourses, and the practices of regional and global policy communities. In order to advance African debates on peacebuilding and promote African perspectives, the APN […]

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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 […]

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