Edited by Cyril Obi

The APN Policy Briefing Notes series provides in-depth analysis and evidence-based suggestions for addressing challenges facing conflict-affected countries and regions of Africa. Such concise, actionable policy options are meant to equip practitioners and policymakers working in national, regional, and multilateral organizations with ideas that are relevant to the consolidation of African peace, security, and development.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in policy briefing notes published as part of the APN Policy Briefing Note Series are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the African Peacebuilding Network or the Social Science Research Council, unless directly stated otherwise.

No. 1

Nigeria’s 2015 Elections: Lessons and Prospects for Democratic Consolidation
By Nkwachukwu Orji

No. 2

The Prospects for Peace in Burundi: Some Policy Options
By George Omondi

No. 3

Peace Operations in the Central African Republic: Some Challenges and Ways Forward
By Jude Cocodia

No. 4

The African Union’s Gender, Peace, and Security Mechanisms: Policy Options for Protecting Women in Conflict
By Hussaina J. Abdullah

No. 5

Conflict, Peace, and Regional Economic Integration in Southern Africa: Addressing the Policy Challenges
By Zebulun Kreiter

No. 6

Is UNSCR 1325 Empowering African Women to Negotiate Peace? Insights and Policy Options
By Pamela Machakanja

No. 7

Shifting Landscapes of Militancy in the Sahel Sahara
By Anouar Boukhars

No. 8

State Responses to the Relapse into Insurgent Violence in Nigeria’s Oil Region
By Charles Ukeje

No. 9

Local Actors, Conflict Management, and Peacebuilding in Central Nigeria: Insights and Policy Implications
By Jimam T. Lar

No. 10

Revisiting the Dismissal of the UNMISS Force Commander in South Sudan
By Kizito Sabala and Charles Ukeje

No. 11

In Pursuit of Pragmatism: The Peace and Security Council of the African Union and Regional Peace Support Operations
By Jide Martyns Okeke

No. 12

The African Union’s Peace and Security Partnership with China
By Asebe Regassa Debelo

No. 13

Peacebuilding Engagement Activities by Resettled African Refugees: Policy Options
By Amanda Coffie

No. 14

African Integration: Resetting the AU-REC Relationship – Policy Options Beyond the Kagame Reform
By Raheemat Momodu

No. 15

Beyond Liberal Peace: Transcending Elite Pacts and Militarized Politics in South Sudan
By Iris Nxumalo

No. 16

The Resurgence of Petro-Conflict in Post-Amnesty Niger Delta, Nigeria: Rethinking Conflict Trajectories and Reforms
By Elias Courson

No. 17

Youth Perspectives on Reconciliation: Challenges and opportunities in post-genocide Rwanda
By Chantal Ingabire

No. 18

Integrating Women’s Normative Roles into Peacebuilding in Zimbabwe
By Rose Jaji

No. 19

Africa and the Global Compact on Refugees: Inclusive Policy Responses to Forced Displacement
By Amanda Coffie, Richard Alemdjrodo, Patience Adzande, and Jocelyn Perry

No. 20

Losses and Potential Gains of a Would-Be “Maghrebi Union”
By Anouar Boukhars

No. 21

Peacebuilding through Health in Kenya’s Urban Informal Settlements: Insights for Policy
By Roseanne Njiru

No. 22

Emerging Political Reforms and the Future of Ethiopian Federalism: Policy Options for Stability, Peace, and Development
By Asnake Kefale

No. 23

Responding to Gang-Related Violence in South Africa’s Western Cape: Some Policy Options
By Diana Gibson and Godfrey Maringira

No. 24

Political Inclusion, Disability and the Sierra Leone 2018 General Elections: Some Policy Insights
By Alex Mbayo

No. 25

The Kenya-Somalia Maritime Border Dispute: An Unnecessary Diplomatic Row?
By Kizito Sabala

No. 26

Political Vigilante Groups in Ghana’s Democratic Governance: Some Policy Options
By Justice Richard Kwabena Owusu Kyei

No. 27

Local Water Conflicts in Uganda: Options for Peacebuilding Policy and Practice
By Resty Naiga

No. 28

Promoting Reconciliation Among Post-genocide Second Generation Rwandans
By Marie Grace Kagoyire

No. 29

Deployment of Soldiers to Communities experiencing Gang Violence in South Africa: Policy Perspectives
By Godfrey Maringira and Diana Gibson

No. 30

Higher Education as a Pathway toward Peace in Burkina Faso: New Policy Perspectives
By Dagan Rossini and Felicity Burgess

No. 31

Peacebuilding Agencies and Farmer-Herder Conflicts in Nigeria’s Middle Belt Region: Successes and Policy Challenges
By Maurice Ogbonnaya

No. 32

Protecting Women from Intimate Partner Homicide in Post-Conflict Societies: Policy Options for Rwanda
By Clémentine Kanazayire

No. 33

Women and Peacebuilding in Africa: Some Policy Recommendations
By Anna Chitando

No. 34

How Violent Conflicts Impact Women in Oil-Producing Niger Delta Communities: A Policy Perspective
By Onyinyechukwu Durueke

No. 35

Mitigating Post-Apartheid Xenophobic Violence Through Language
By Chimaobi Onwukwe

No. 36

Working Toward Peaceful Relations between Oromia and Somali Regional States, Ethiopia: Policy Options
By Ketema Debela

No. 37

Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (PCVE) in West Africa: Lessons from Ghana
By Titilope F. Ajayi