This article critically examines the strategies for building inclusive peace in the DRC in the face of armed groups backed by neighboring states, foreign companies, and transnational actors seeking to exploit the country’s abundant natural resources. It also seeks to explore the conditions under which ongoing conflicts can be resolved and future conflicts prevented through […]
Fostering a Gendered Approach to Peacebuilding in the African Great Lakes Region: Perspectives from the Democratic Republic of Congoby Trésor Makunya Muhindo
Introduction Since the late 1990s, the African Great Lakes Region (AGLR) and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), in particular, have been ravaged by interstate and intrastate conflicts. Negotiations were undertaken, under the supervision of the international community and regional organizations, in order to broker agreements among the belligerent parties and establish sustainable peace. These […]
Introduction For more than two decades (1996-2021), the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been ravaged by armed conflict. The main actors in these wars have been states, national and foreign armed groups, and multinational companies that sometimes support various fighting groups or factions1SECURITY COUNCIL, Report of the Panel of Experts on the Illegal […]
Natural Resource Governance and Peace in the African Great Lakes Region: A Legal Perspective to the Case of the Democratic Republic of the Congoby Balingene Kahombo
Introduction Natural resource governance is widely recognized as an important international public policy issue. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goal 12.2 seeks to achieve, by 2030, “the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources.”1UNGA Res.A/RES/70/1, 25 September 2015: Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, p.22. The African Union (AU) prioritizes […]
Graduate Studies, the Makerere Factor, and the Future of Social Sciences in Uganda: A Conversation with Prof. Kasaija Phillip Apuuliby Duncan Omanga and Kasaija Phillip Apuuli
Social sciences and humanities are as important as sciences. Understanding how society functions is as important as scientific inventions. Thus, these disciplines should be promoted in tandem. In my opinion, the future of the humanities is bright as we seek to understand phenomena like globalization, universal justice, human rights, integration, etc. It is only social science that can give an explanation of why such phenomena exist.
The pandemic has necessitated the creation of new methodological tools and ethical practices, as well as the adaptation of older practices, to meet the challenges faced by researchers and the researched. Researchers have been confronted with the dilemma of either canceling field research, postponing it indefinitely, or continuing, with the attendant risks to their own health and the health of their informants.
The Challenge of Mothering in the Context of Violent Conflict: How War Is Impacting Women in Tigray, Ethiopiaby Sela Muyoka Musundi
On June 22, 2021, the Ethiopian Air Force conducted an aerial bombardment of a busy marketplace in the village of Togoga, in Tigray, Ethiopia, causing the deaths of at least 64 people and injuring 180 others.1Jason Burke, “Scores Killed in Ethiopian Airstrike on Tigray Market,” The Guardian, June 24, 2021, https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jun/24/ethiopian-airstrike-tigray-market. Although Ethiopian military sources […]