Viewpoint | August 11, 2017

Peacebuilding and the Academy in Africa

It is becoming increasingly clear that the effectiveness of peacebuilding in Africa is intertwined with the health of African higher education. Long-term peace in Africa will not be possible without greater African involvement, but African contributions will only be successful when they are grounded in strong research. In May 2017, Carnegie Corporation of New York […]

Photo of a university building at the University of the Witwatersrand with grass in front and blue sky above.
Special Issue: Kenya's 2017 Presidential Elections | August 4, 2017

The Bankruptcy of Peace, and of the Constitution, in Kenya’s 2017 Elections

The 2010 Constitution of Kenya is transformative, to say the least. It is, however, bankrupt on peace; so is the country. The word “peace” appears a paltry four times in the constitution: first in the Preamble, second in Article 37 on the right to “peaceable” demonstrations, third in Article 238 (1) on threats to national […]

Peace March in Kibera with signs saying "Stop and Think Peace in Kibera" and "Peace" on a rainbow background with a peace sign.
Sudan | May 2, 2017

Gender Mainstreaming in Local Strategies for Conflict Transformation

Conflict transformation implies multiple changes at different levels of society in order to deepen and sustain peace, and can be the result of individual or collective efforts. Since all conflicts reflect highly contextual dynamics, they require a thorough analysis of local conditions. Such an understanding increases the possibility of producing strategies that make the most […]

UNAMID Launches Campaign on Ending Child Soldiering, West Darfur
Viewpoint | March 8, 2017

Ignored Heroine? Maimuna Siraj, Social Media Activist, Strives for Peace and Women’s Empowerment in Mombasa, Kenya

Peace is costly, but it’s worth the expense. – Kenyan Proverb Kenya is currently in a volatile period heading towards its general elections. Election periods in Kenya and around the world are often characterized by very active social media participation discussing a wide range of topics, including politics, religion, economy, tribal profiling, and geopolitical marginalization. […]

Maimuna Siraj at a peer education event talking to girls about women and leadership, drug use, and HIV/AIDS. Photo courtesy of Joyce Omwoha.
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