Viewpoint

Viewpoint provides readers with unique perspectives of African peacebuilding from both leading and emerging scholars and practitioners working in the field. Inspired by attendance at various workshops, conferences, and events involving African Peacebuilding Network staff, these candid conversations offer alternative views and opinions to some of the most pressing issues facing Africa today. Meant to encourage further dialogue, these entries also seek to stimulate future research and necessary collaboration between all actors who continue to shape the continent’s ever-evolving peacebuilding agenda.

Viewpoint | October 6, 2016

The Response to Epidemics in Africa Should be Gender Sensitive

Governance and  Health in Africa During the launch of the Report of the High Level Roundtable on the Governance Issues in the Multi-Stakeholder Response to the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in West Africa, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on August 26, 2016, the APN team sat down with 2016 APN grantee from University of Khartoum, Sudan, Dr. […]

Viewpoint | August 27, 2016

My APN Experience: Aloysius Ngalim

The following is an interview with Aloysius Ngalim, a 2013 APN grantee.  It explores his experience as a grantee, including the impact of APN training workshops and networking opportunities on his work as an African researcher and teacher.  Dr. Ngalim explains how the program has also contributed to his capacity to introduce new research methods […]

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Viewpoint | July 12, 2016

An Insight into the Race for the Position of Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission

The elections of the 10-member African Union Commission (AUC) have dominated the discourse around the 27th African Union Summit holding from July 10 to 18, 2016 in Rwanda. Analyses, speculations, commentaries and gossip within diplomatic circles have mainly focused on the selection of the replacement of Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, who is not seeking re-election. The […]

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The 27th African Union Summit started in Kigali, Rwanda, Sunday.
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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Thandika Mkandawire.
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