Statebuilding & Security | October 19, 2017

A New Political Landscape of Petro-Insurgency in the Niger Delta

The Niger Delta has repeatedly produced natural resources that give the region a significant role in the global economy – from the slave trade in the sixteenth century to the palm oil trade in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and most recently, petroleum extraction since the mid-twentieth century. In Nigeria oil and gas, account for […]

Outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan and incoming President Muhammadu Buhari  of the Federal Republic of Nigeria following the inauguration ceremony in Abuja, Nigeria. Taken on May 29th 2015. Photo Credit to Kopano Tlape
Outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan and incoming President Muhammadu Buhari of the Federal Republic of Nigeria following the inauguration ceremony in Abuja, Nigeria. Taken on May 29th 2015. Photo Credit to Kopano Tlape
UN Peacebuilding Reports | October 4, 2017

Book Review, UN Peacekeeping in Africa

2015 and 2016 saw a bumper crop of UN peace architecture reform proposals. These included three blockbuster reviews of UN peace operations and architecture: the High Level Independent Panel on UN Peace Operations (HIPPO), the Advisory Group of Experts on Peacebuilding (AGE), and the UN Global Study on Women, Peace and Security.1 Also released were […]

Viewpoint | September 26, 2017

Life as an APN Alumnus: An Interview with Dr. Ibrahim Bangura

The Social Science Research Council’s African Peacebuilding Network (APN) recently had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Ibrahim Bangura, an APN Alumnus (IRG 2016) and lecturer at the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies, Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone. The interview was conducted at the International Studies Association’s 2017 Annual Convention, on […]

Kenya | September 22, 2017

The Media and Fresh Presidential Elections in Kenya: Some Emerging Issues

The place of the media in society in the run-up of events leading to the election, particularly how the election is represented to the citizens, will have far-reaching implications for post-election peace and security in Kenya. Current reports in Kenya’s mainstream media on the recent elections seem to lean towards the ruling coalition. Following the […]

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