Nigeria | February 9, 2017

Review of Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun offers a heart-wrenching account of the Biafran War (1967-1970), beautifully wrapped in a story of love, loyalty, betrayal, resilience, and hope. She places a human face on a war that has been far removed from historical memory outside of Nigeria. As a result of the massacre of […]

Quotation by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: "The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story."
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Peacebuilding in Congo | June 17, 2013

Recurrent Crisis in the Eastern DRC: Petty Imperialism and Reconceptualizing the Peace Process

The eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is one of the richest regions in the country, with diverse mineral deposits and vast arable lands. Even more than the rest of the country, however, this region has been ravaged by widespread war, sexual brutality against girls and women, theft of natural resources, and ongoing […]

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Peacebuilding in Congo | April 29, 2013

Congolese Crisis and Demographic Problems in the African Great Lakes

The frequent violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is part of a series of interlinked, complex conflicts1 encompassing the African Great Lakes region. The DRC, Rwanda, Burundi, and Uganda all appear to be connected by geographical and historical factors and the legacies of decades of conflict interspersed by episodes of peace. Conflict in […]

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Book Reviews | January 16, 2013

Peacebuilding in the African Union: Law, Philosophy and Practice, by Abou Jeng

Despite its encounters with the international community in the past five centuries, Africa’s socioeconomic, legal, and political development remains a source of grave concern for many observers and scholars. While some trace the source of the continent’s underdevelopment to the foundational problems embedded in its historical engagements with the western world, others maintain that the […]

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