News

May 2015

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” →
March 9th 2015
Now available at Kujenga Amani: "The African Union Operation in Mali and Questions on the Necessity of a Standby Force," by Jude Cocodia →
March 3rd 2015
Laurie Nathan, a 2013 Individual Research grantee of the African Peacebuilding Network, appeared as a featured speaker in the SSRC’s Seminar Series with a talk titled “International Mediation as the Management of Complexity,” which addressed the impact of academic research on the practice of mediation →

February 2015

February 17th 2015
New in the African Peacebuilding Network’s APN Working Papers series: “Toward a Community of Practice: ECOWAS and Peace and Security Policy Communities in West Africa,” by Olawale Ismail, head of research at International Alert in London [PDF available] →

January 2015

January 21st 2015
African Peacebuilding Network Individual Research grantee Duncan Mainye Omanga (2014) has published an article based on his fellowship research in Stability: International Journal of Security & Development: "'Chieftaincy' in the Social Media Space: Community Policing in a Twitter Convened Baraza" →

December 2014

December 15th 2014
Extension: applications for African Peacebuilding Network individual research grants and residential postdoctoral fellowships are now due December 21 →
December 10th 2014
Reminder: applications for African Peacebuilding Network individual research grants and residential postdoctoral fellowships, supporting independent African research and its integration into regional and global policy communities, are due December 14 →
December 5th 2014
Tune in to the African Peacebuilding Network Podcast series, offering innovative ideas by scholars and practitioners on how to bridge knowledge and policy gaps and connect peacebuilding conversations within Africa to those in other parts of the world →

November 2014

November 24th 2014
Cyril Obi, director of the African Peacebuilding Network, contributed “Oil and Conflict in Nigeria’s Niger Delta Region: Between the Barrel and the Trigger” to the Extractive Industries and Society, a new journal seeking to provide a platform for experts from academia, government, the NGO community, and industry to explore key issues in the mining, oil, and gas economies →