The transnational nature of armed groups is a hallmark of contemporary conflict in Africa. Our former East and Central Africa Projects Manager, Ned Dalby, shares his reflections.
The UN will deploy a political mission to Colombia to verify the forthcoming ceasefire. This mission is fundamental to strengthen public confidence in a peace process that may end the longest armed conflict in the American continent.
Peace, security, a future: basic needs that people in the midst of violent conflict desperately want and seek. However, building back trust, livelihoods, institutions and relationships is a complex and long-term endeavours, full of steps forward and back. This is the task of peacebuilding. And we can’t afford not to do it. Here are just three reasons why peacebuilding matters today.
The struggle for liberation has been central to the lives of Bangsamoro Women’s Auxiliary Brigade (BIWAB) members Babus Ling, Lani, Rose and Wilma for decades. They joined the Bangsamoro’s struggle for self-determination in the 1970s following horrific personal experiences encountered during the martial law period.
Lying at the centre of a tumultuous region, the Central African Republic and its turbulent history is often overlooked. The book ‘Making sense of the Central African Republic' collects the views of experts and provide in-depth analysis of the country’s instability, history of rebellion and international and regional intervention.
Colombia is conducting the most important peace process in the world, which may terminate the last armed conflict in the American continent. Our Colombia programme director, Kristian Herbolzheimer shares some insights on its latest developments
Last week the UN reviews its commitments on women, peace and security in the historic UNSCR1325. How far have women frontline peacebuilders come in terms of leading on global security?
Whilst the term ‘political settlement’ has gained prominence recently amongst academics, practitioners and policymakers, there is still a considerable lack of clarity of what it actually is.