Conflict and Peacebuilding

Ethnic quotas and the resilience of power-sharing in Burundi

While ethnic power-sharing has been an enduring institutional feature of Burundian politics over the last two decades, key political and military leaders...
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Post-war election may trigger new conflict in Ethiopia

Implementing peace agreements is fraught with political and security challenges. To consolidate post-conflict political transitions, elections are seen as a panacea to...

“No Peace, No Election”: Will insecurity undermine Nigeria’s 2023 general elections?

As Nigeria looks ahead to general elections in February 2023, there is growing concern that insecurity will undermine the process, making it...
Mental health nurse in front of a community mental health center in Nigeria. Credit: Julian Eaton, Revue de Santé Oculaire, 2004. Creative Commons License.

“No Peace Without Peace of Mind”: The Imperative to Integrate Mental...

In 2014, Boko Haram gained international attention for its brutal attacks—including its abduction of hundreds of schoolgirls—in Northeast Nigeria. This attention, though,...

#BookClub: Lords of Impunity – how the United Nations failed the...

My latest book, Lords of Impunity: How the United Nations Failed the World and What Can Be Done to Transform It shows...

Protecting women during elections in Malawi

Do male leaders, who so often profess a commitment to gender equality (for example here and here), believe in it? A study by...

Diversifying Africa’s militaries may be the key to successful democratization

The plight of African democracy is worsening. Global trends toward democratic backsliding have not spared the continent with incumbent leaders violating constitutional...

The lived realities of male survivors of wartime sexual violence in...

Across the globe, wartime sexual violence against men is committed much more frequently than is commonly assumed. Yet, the dynamics surrounding these...
Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki

Do sanctions work ? The case of Eritrea says “no”

Eritrea has lived under United Nations economic sanctions for more than ten years without any notable impact on its politics or economy....

The Tigray War and the use and misuse of pan-Africanism

It has been more than a year since a war broke out between the federal government of Ethiopia and the regional government...