News

July 2015

July 21st 2015
African Peacebuilding Network director Cyril Obi reviews Luke Patey's book The New Kings of Crude: China, India and the Global Struggle for Oil in Sudan and South Sudan in the Journal of Modern African Studies
July 10th 2015
African Peacebuilding Individual Research grantee Amy Niang (2013) will pursue research, writing, and collaboration on the theme of “Ethnic Politics and Identities” as a 2015–16 Fung Global Fellow at Princeton University →
July 2nd 2015
The African Peacebuilding Network has issued a policy brief on “Nigeria's 2015 Elections: Lessons and Prospects for Democratic Consolidation” [PDF available] →
July 1st 2015
New at Kujenga Amani: “Engaging Gender, Peace, and Security through the Lens of Terrorism: The Case of Boko Haram,” by Cheryl Hendricks and Rachel Sittoni →

June 2015

June 19th 2015
African Peacebuilding Network Individual Research grantee Amy Niang (2013) has published “Ransoming, Compensatory Violence, and Humanitarianism in the Sahel,” based on findings from her APN-supported research, in the journal Alternatives: Global, Local, Political
June 4th 2015
African Peacebuilding Network director Cyril Obi discusses the historic inauguration of Nigeria’s recently elected government on Sahara TV, a broadcast outlet of the New York–based Sahara Reporters [video available] →
June 2nd 2015
New at Kujenga Amani: "Women’s Involvement in Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution among the Igbo of Southeastern Nigeria," by Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa Doctoral Dissertation Research and Completion fellow Ngozi Ugo Emeka-Nwobia (2012 and 2013) →

May 2015

May 27th 2015
In a policy brief for the South African Institute of International Affairs, African Peacebuilding Network program director Cyril Obi, who hails from Nigeria, offers insights on the potential benefits of a reinvigorated Nigerian–South African partnership: "Recalibrating South Africa’s Role in Global Economic Governance: A Nigerian Perspective on Some Strategic Challenges" →
May 20th 2015
The African Peacebuilding Network hosted an SSRC seminar with the Crisis Group’s Africa program director Comfort Ero, who opened the discussion with a presentation on "Regional Responses to the Challenges of Managing Peace in Africa: Lessons for the United Nations and Africa" →
May 13th 2015
In a piece at Kujenga Amani, African Peacebuilding Network Individual Research grantee Nicodemus Minde (2013) writes on the Tanzanian government’s ban of the newspaper The East African and the need for freedom of press reform in that country →

April 2015

April 28th 2015
African Peacebuilding Network Individual Research grantee Bamlaku Tadesse Mengistu (2013) coauthored an article based on his APN research, “Ethnicity, Identity and Conflicts among Pastoral Groups in Eastern Ethiopia,” for the African Journal of Democracy and Governance
April 24th 2015
At Kujenga Amani, Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa Doctoral Dissertation Research and Completion fellow and African Peacebuilding Network Individual Research grantee Godfrey Maringira (2011, 2012, and 2014) discusses the results of his APN research in "Journeys of Peace: Ex-combatants from Azania People’s Liberation Army in South Africa" →
April 15th 2015
Learn more about the African Peacebuilding Network's recent roundtable conference in Steyning, England, "Peacebuilding in Africa: Evolving Challenges, Responses, and New Thinking," held in collaboration with Wilton Park and the African Leadership Centre, and featuring participants from the United Nations, the African Union, and a range of universities and think tanks →
April 9th 2015
In an interview at Kujenga Amani, Michael Pugh, a scholar of critical security studies and the political economy of peace formation, reflects on a recent Wilton Park conference on "Peacebuilding in Africa: Evolving Challenges, Responses, and New Thinking" cohosted by the African Peacebuilding Network
April 7th 2015
African Peacebuilding Network director Cyril Obi coauthored the introduction for the African Conflict and Peacebuilding Review "Special Issue on the African Peace and Security Architecture" and contributed an article on "The African Union and the Prevention of Democratic Reversal in Africa: Navigating the Gaps" →
April 2nd 2015
The African Peacebuilding Network hosted a training workshop on writing and dissemination for APN Individual Research grantees and Residential Postdoctoral fellows over several days in Arusha, Tanzania →

March 2015

March 24th 2015
"Nigeria's 2015 General Elections": a special issue of the African Peacebuilding Network’s digital forum Kujenga Amani presents commentary on the electoral process from scholars and practitioners in advance of this Saturday's elections, previously postponed and fraught with fears of disputes and violence →
March 20th 2015
African Peacebuilding Network program director Cyril Obi participated in a panel discussion on the upcoming general elections in Nigeria at the CUNY Graduate Center's Advanced Research Collaborative →
March 17th 2015
New at Kujenga Amani: “Boko Haram’s Trajectory: Origins and Future Directions,” by African Peacebuilding Network Residential Postdoctoral fellow Gbemisola Abdul-Jelil Animasawun (2014) →
March 13th 2015
Watch a Thinking Africa video interview with African Peacebuilding Network program director Cyril Obi, conducted at a Dakar, Senegal, conference cosponsored by the APN on “International Criminal Justice, Reconciliation, and Peace in Africa: The ICC and Beyond” →