Conflict and Peacebuilding

Unfinished Revolutions: Libya and Tunisia five years on

As part of our series on the Arab Spring five years on, Ibrahim Fraihat reflects on the experiences of Tunisia and Libya. This blog is drawn...

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...

Why Ethiopians are losing faith in Abiy’s promises for peace

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been lauded for his willingness to reform his country's authoritarian political system. But, warns Yohannes Gedamu, some are...

How international actors encourage coups in Africa

The 82 coups Africa experienced between 1960 and 2000 were devastating for the continent—contributing to the instability, corruption, human rights abuses, impunity,...

Calculating skeptics: Accommodating authoritarian rule in Rwanda

In this article, Anu Chakravarty explores the relationship of Hutus to the Rwandan state, and asks what shapes their political decisions in everyday life. Anuradha...
Rwanda: From Genocide to Precarious Peace/Credit: Aubrey Graham

Book Club: How to Write about Post-Genocide Rwanda

How effective has the process of nation, state and peace-building been in Rwanda under President Paul Kagame? And what is the best way to...

#BookClub: How Polish refugees came to Africa and what this tells...

During World War Two, thousands of European refugees escaped their war-ravaged continent to find safety in Africa. One of the largest groups...
President Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari and Boko Haram: A return to brutality?

Andrew Walker argues that Buhari's military past was characterised by a brutality that is likely to re-emerge as he seeks to tackle Boko Haram. Andrew...

The Legacy of UNAMID and the Future of Hybrid Peacekeeping Missions

The 13-year-old African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur – known as UNAMID – officially ended on December 31, 2020 and is...

Leaving the girls behind: child soldiers in the DRC

What happens when child soldiers return home? Bill Snaddon writes about the fraught experiences of female child soldiers re-joining their families and communities in...