News

January 2016

January 29th 2016
A new African Peacebuilding Network policy brief proposes mechanisms for the African Union to better protect and promote women’s rights in conflict-affected and post-conflict countries →
January 20th 2016
At Kujenga Amani: Iyamide Olukoshi writes on the governance of the Ebola virus disease in Sierra Leone →
January 12th 2016
A Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa policy brief on “International Justice, Reconciliation and Peace in Africa” offers recommendations to the African Union, regional economic communities, and African states based on discussions at the 2014 CODESRIA–African Peacebuilding Network conference on “International Criminal Justice, Reconciliation, and Peace in Africa: The ICC and Beyond” [PDF available] →

December 2015

December 21st 2015
In an piece at Kujenga Amani, Agnes Wanjiru Behr looks at how discourses of securitization have shifted notions of security in Africa →
December 17th 2015
The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, with support from the African Peacebuilding Network, has published a special issue of Africa Development on "International Criminal Justice," an outcome of the 2014 CODESRIA-APN conference on “International Criminal Justice, Reconciliation, and Peace in Africa: The ICC and Beyond” [open access] →
December 4th 2015
The African Peacebuilding Network, supporting independent African research and its integration into regional and global policy communities, is accepting applications for Book Manuscript Completion Grants, Collaborative Working Group Grants, and Individual Research Grants (due January 15) →
December 2nd 2015
The African Peacebuilding Network and the Wilson Center cohosted a panel discussion on “Present & Future Trajectories of Terrorist Groups and Armed Non-state Actors in Africa,” featuring APN program director Cyril Obi, Individual Research grantee Fredrick Ogenga (2014), and Collaborative Working Group grantee Charles Ukeje (2014) as participants [full video available] →

November 2015

November 18th 2015
The African Peacebuilding Network cohosted a two-day research proposal development and writing workshop at the University of Ghana in Accra, with facilitators including APN advisory board members Ismail Rashid and Thomas Tieku and Individual Research grantee Audrey Gadzekpo (2014) →
November 13th 2015
In partnership with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa’s Southern Africa Subregional Office, the African Peacebuilding Network launched a new seminar series on "Conflict, Peace, and Regional Economic Integration in Southern Africa" with a seminar in Zambia on "Bridging the Knowledge Gaps and Addressing the Policy Challenges" →
November 12th 2015
In an article at Kujenga Amani, African Peacebuilding Network Individual Research grantees Kenneth Omeje and Nicodemus Minde (2013) discuss South Sudan’s recent conflict resolution agreement and prospects for peace in that country →
November 2nd 2015
In a new APN Working Paper, “The ‘Chief’ and the New Baraza: Harnessing Social Media for Community Policing in Kenya,” African Peacebuilding Network Individual Research grantee Duncan Omanga (2014) details the methodology and results of his project investigating information and communication technologies at the local level →

October 2015

October 29th 2015
Video recordings of panel discussions on “Present & Future Trajectories of Terrorist Groups and Armed Non-state Actors in Africa,” presented by the Wilson Center and the African Peacebuilding Network, are now available online, with participants including APN program director Cyril Obi, Individual Research grantee Fredrick Ogenga (2014), and Collaborative Working Group grantee Charles Ukeje (2014) →
October 26th 2015
At Kujenga Amani: African Peacebuilding Network Individual Research grantee Victor Ogbonnaya Okorie (2014) draws on his fellowship research for "Development and Justice in the Polluted Waterscape of the Niger Delta" →
October 16th 2015
RSVP to attend “Present & Future Trajectories of Terrorist Groups and Armed Non-state Actors in Africa” at the Wilson Center in Washington, DC, on October 22, cohosted by the African Peacebuilding Network and featuring APN Individual Research grantees Boubacar Diallo (2015) and Fredrick Ogenga (2014) and Collaborative Working Group grantee Charles Ukeje (2014) as panelists →
October 8th 2015
From our Kujenga Amani forum: 2013 African Peacebuilding Network Individual Research grantees Stanley Tsarwe and Admire Mare discuss findings from their APN-supported project "Makers or Breakers of Peace? An Analysis of the Role of the Zimbabwean Press in the Coverage of Political Violence during the 2008 Harmonised Elections" →

September 2015

September 29th 2015
At Kujenga Amani, Idayat Hassan advocates for a holistic governmental approach to the Boko Haram insurgency that addresses questions of policy and accountability →
September 22nd 2015
The African Peacebuilding Network’s latest policy brief makes recommendations aimed at increasing the effectiveness of African Union and United Nations peace operations in the Central African Republic [PDF] →
September 8th 2015
Mmegi Online reports on the African Peacebuilding Network’s recent 2015 Individual Research Grantee workshop, held at the University of Botswana in collaboration with the university's Department of Political and Administrative Studies →
September 2nd 2015
At Kujenga Amani, Dawit Yohannes Wondemagegnehu draws on his work as a New York–based African Peacebuilding Network visiting researcher in "African Peace Support Operations: Sites for Deepening the United Nations’ Cooperation with Regional Organizations" →

August 2015

August 19th 2015
The African Peacebuilding Network is pleased to announce its 2015 Residential Postdoctoral Fellowship recipients: two early-career postdoctoral scholars will complete research projects on ethnic minorities and land conflicts in southwestern Nigeria and on the Nigeria-Cameroon border conflict settlement →