APN Working Papers

Edited by Cyril Obi
Deputy Editor Mwangi Thuita

“African solutions to African problems” is a favorite mantra of the African Union, but since the 2002 establishment of the African Peace and Security Architecture, the continent has continued to face political, material, and knowledge-related challenges to building sustainable peace. Peacebuilding in Africa has sometimes been characterized by interventions by international actors who lack the local knowledge and lived experience needed to fully address complex conflict-related issues on the continent. And researchers living and working in Africa need additional resources and platforms to shape global debates on peacebuilding as well as influence regional and international policy and practitioner audiences. The APN Working Papers series seeks to address these knowledge gaps and needs by publishing independent research that provides critical overviews and reflections on the state of the field, stimulates new thinking on overlooked or emerging areas of African peacebuilding, and engages scholarly and policy communities with a vested interest in building peace on the continent.

No. 1

The Financing of International Peace Operations in Africa: A Review of Recent Research and Analyses
By Corinna Jentzsch

No. 2

Just Peace: Achieving Peace, Justice, and Development in Post-conflict Africa
By Dan Kuwali

No. 3

Toward a Community of Practice: ECOWAS and Peace and Security Policy Communities in West Africa
By Olawale Ismail

No. 4

The “Chief” and the New Baraza: Harnessing Social Media for Community Policing in Kenya
By Duncan Omanga

No. 5

Beyond the Rebellion Alternative Narratives of Violent Conflicts and the Implications for Peacebuilding in the Niger Delta
By Tarila Marclint Ebiede

No. 6

Blaise Compaoré in the Resolution of the Ivorian Conflict: From Belligerent to Mediator-in-Chief
By Amy Niang

No. 7

The African Capacity for Immediate Response to Conflict and the African Standby Force: Options for Peace Intervention in Africa
By Jude Cocodia

No. 8

Decolonizing the Mainstreaming of Gender in Peacebuilding: Toward an Agenda for Africa
By Heidi Hudson

No. 9

African Boundary Conflicts and International Mediation: The Absence of Inclusivity in Mediating the Bakassi Peninsula Conflict
By Aloysius Nyuymengka Ngalim

No. 10

“Leave No One to Tell the Tales”: The Role of Pain and Recollection in Post-Conflict Reconciliation in Africa
By Bukola Adeyemi Oyeniyi

No. 11

Fleeing Boko Haram: The Trauma of Captivity and Challenge of Freedom
By Mojúbàolú Olúfúnké Okome

No. 12

Women and the African Peace and Security Architecture
By Hussaina J. Abdullah

No. 13

Teaching Peacebuilding in African Universities: Bridging the Gap between the Field and the Classroom
By Isaac Olawale Albert

No. 14

Ethnic Minorities and Land Conflicts in Southwestern Nigeria
By Jeremiah O. Arowosegbe

No. 15

A Survey of Mediation in African Coups
By Laurie Nathan

No. 16

“Everyone Is Doing It”: The Changing Dynamics of Youth Gang Activity in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo
By Rosette Sifa Vuninga

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