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
Radar | April 7, 2017

Whither Peacebuilding Initiatives? The Escalation of Herder-Farmer Conflicts in Nigeria

There is a growing trend towards episodic, low-intensity conflicts across Nigeria, particularly in its north-central and southern zones. These conflicts often involve nomadic Fulani herdsmen and sedentary agricultural communities,1 and result in the unmitigated decimation and sacking of rural communities. Herder-farmer conflicts have escalated in the last decade and assumed a deadly dimension over the […]

Cattle in Ta Kuti village, Niger State, Nigeria
Viewpoint | March 28, 2017

Life as an APN Alumnus: An Interview with Dr. Asebe Regassa Debelo

The SSRC’s Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum and African Peacebuilding Network recently collaborated with the American Friends Service Committee and Quaker United Nations Office to host the China-Africa Knowledge Project’s Peace and Security Fellows for a two-day event to discuss the fellows’ field research and a forthcoming manuscript. Dr. Asebe Regassa Debelo, an APN Individual […]

Dr. Asebe Regassa Debelo (IRG 2015), during a visit to the SSRC on February 13, 2017. Photo by Jennifer Sherys-Rivet.
Kenya | March 21, 2017

New Wealth, New Security Challenges: The Impact of Energy and Mega-Infrastructure Projects in the Greater Horn of Africa

The Greater Horn of Africa1 is one of the most complex and challenging regions in the world in terms of conflict and instability. Currently, there are internal conflicts in South Sudan, southern Somalia, Sudan (Darfur), and eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), while armed inter-communal clashes are common throughout. Areas where conflict is concentrated are […]

Pipeline trench team in Kome, Chad. Photo credit to Ken Doerr. Taken October 11, 2012. CC BY 2.0. No modifications have been made. Original photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kendoerr/8079720047/in/photostream/.
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