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Special Issue: African Youth—Generation Next for Peacebuiding? | November 9, 2017

Special Issue: “African Youth—Generation Next for Peacebuilding? Trends and Prospects”

Africa is currently experiencing unprecedented population growth, characterized in part by a booming youth demographic. “Youth”—defined by the African Union’s African Youth Charter as individuals between the ages of fifteen and thirty-five—today constitute roughly three-fifths of Africa’s total population. The United Nations estimates that by 2050 there will be 2.5 billion people in Africa; in […]

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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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Viewpoint | June 4, 2016

Thandika Mkandawire: A Personal Tribute to an Icon of Social Science

“From humble beginnings in Malawi, Thandika Mkandawire has risen to become one of the best thinkers in African—and indeed global—social science scholarship. He represents the broadest and deepest possibilities of knowledge, the gains of rigor and perseverance, the endurance of the human spirit, and the triumph of excellence, originality, and creativity. Thandika is a pan-African scholar par excellence.”

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