The recent escalation of violence in the eastern Congo has displaced over 700,000 people since April 2012 and resulted in an untold number of rapes, killings and other human rights violations. The conflict is complex but the fundamental underlying causes remain the same: poor governance, violent competition for land and natural resources, impunity for serious human rights abuses, and outside interference.
In this opinion piece Kennedy Tumutegyereize sets out the background to the LRA conflict and how regional and international action (and inaction) plays a part in perpetuating the conflict.
Ending the violence and insecurity caused by the Lord's Resistance Army conflict is more about empowering civil society and seeking and supporting local solutions across many countries than about keeping US military advisers in the region.
A case study report focusing on the peacebuilding perspectives of people living in the Mano River Union (Libera, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Cote d'Ivoire), Nigeria (Plateau and Niger Delta States) and Casamance (Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Gambia).
This summary presents the first meeting in the Conciliation Resources-led process of drafting an international action plan on women peace and security in response to UN Security Council Resolutions and the Philippines National Action Plan.
The World Development Report 2011 summarises the key events over the preceding year and examines how the common transformation from interstate war to the pattern of repeated violence can be challenged.
Un commandant de grade intermédiaire choisit de rester avec l’Armée de Résistance du Seigneur (LRA) lorsqu'un autre risque de s’échapper – pourquoi? Ce rapport de Conciliation Resources tente de découvrir les raisons.