interview | December 13, 2017

Life as an APN Alumnus: An Interview with Dr. Abosede Babatunde

The Social Science Research Council’s African Peacebuilding Network (APN) had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Abosede Babatunde, an APN alumnus (Individual Research Grant 2016) and lecturer at the Center for Peace and Strategic Studies, University of Ilorin, Nigeria. The interview was conducted at the Social Science Research Council, Brooklyn, New York on June […]

Dr. Abosede Babatunde at the 2017 African Studies Association Annual Meeting
Dr. Abosede Babatunde at the 2017 African Studies Association Annual Meeting
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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Interviews | October 24, 2017

Religious Conflict in Ethiopia: An Interview with APN grantee Meron Zeleke Eresso

This is a cross-post from AcademiaNet, a database of profiles of excellent female researchers from all disciplines. In 2016, Dr. Meron Zeleke Eresso was an African Peacebuilding Network Individual Research Grant recipient.  Throughout history and down to the present day, religion has been used as a pretext for conflict and violence. Indeed, too often religion and conflict […]

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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
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