News

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 →
November 6th 2014
Cyril Obi, director of the African Peacebuilding Network, coauthored a chapter on “Nigeria and the Biafran War of Secession,” with Godwin Onuoha of South Africa's Human Sciences Research Council, for the recent Routledge volume Self-Determination and Secession in Africa: The Post-colonial State

October 2014

October 28th 2014
In the latest On the Spot feature at Kujenga Amani, scholar and practitioner respondents explore the issues and challenges related to African Union adoption of Article 46A bis, an immunity clause shielding state leaders from prosecution →
October 22nd 2014
African Peacebuilding Network grantees Kenneth Omeje and Nicodemus Minde (2013) coauthored an article in the Africa Peace and Conflict Journal based on their APN-supported research: “Stakeholder Perspectives on Priorities for Postconflict State Building and Peace Building in South Sudan” →
October 7th 2014
The African Peacebuilding Network invites African academics and researchers who work on conflict and peacebuilding and are based at universities in Africa to apply for APN Residential Postdoctoral Fellowships, providing support for residencies abroad both in Africa and the United States (applications due December 14) →
October 3rd 2014
New at Kujenga Amani: Toyin Ajao discusses the increasing prevalence of Ushahidi, a crowdsourcing platform that maps crises online, and other new media technologies that are shaping the nature of conflict and peacebuilding in the global south →

September 2014

September 30th 2014
The African Peacebuilding Network has awarded a range of grants and fellowships to twenty-four African scholars and practitioners to support and promote high-quality, policy-relevant social science research focusing on peacebuilding in Africa →
September 23rd 2014
The African Peacebuilding Network is now accepting applications for Individual Research Grants, supporting independent African research and its integration into regional and global policy communities (due December 14) →
September 19th 2014
The African Peacebuilding Network held an international conference in Dakar, Senegal, with the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa on "International Criminal Justice, Reconciliation, and Peace in Africa: The ICC and Beyond" [video available] →