Sudan | September 15, 2016

Coping with Uncertainties: The Predicament of Nomadic Pastoralists in Southern White Nile State, Sudan

Uncertainty is a permanent and constant risk for pastoralists, both in terms of the physical environment and the socioeconomic and political conditions surrounding them. The Southern White Nile State in Sudan is home to many such groups that have faced uncertainty for a long time as they have practiced the tradition of moving between north […]

A man from the Mundari nomad tribe stands among cattle on Jan. 18, in Juba, South Sudan. Cattle raids, a common occurrence in the region, have grown increasingly violent in recent years.
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A man from the Mundari nomad tribe stands among cattle on Jan. 18, in Juba, South Sudan. Cattle raids, a common occurrence in the region, have grown increasingly violent in recent years. Kyodo/Landov
Nigeria | September 7, 2016

Boko Haram: Cash Cow of the Sahel or Part of a Grand Strategy?

[Photo: A petrol station attendant counts Nigerian’s currency, the naira, in Abuja, Nigeria. Photographer: Suzanne Plunkett/Bloomberg] Between 2002 and 2011, the BBC and the British newspaper, The Guardian, consistently rated Nigerians as the world’s happiest people.[1] In sharp contrast, by 2013 a Forbes Magazine survey ranked Nigeria as the twentieth saddest place to live on […]

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 […]

South Sudan | August 17, 2016

Post-Conflict Peacebuilding in South Sudan: The Security Dilemma in a Transitional Government of National Unity

[Photo: A wide view of the historic Independence Ceremony of the Republic of South Sudan (UN PHOTO/Eskinder Debebe)] An uneasy peace descended upon South Sudan in April 2016, when Riek Machar, leader of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement—In Opposition (SPLM-IO) and former vice president of South Sudan, returned to the capital Juba after months in […]

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A wide view of the historic Independence Ceremony of the Republic of South Sudan .
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