The expectation of free and fair elections was dampened by the perception among some observers of bias by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), whose neutrality had been a key factor in the success of the 2015 elections.
Is climate change likely to be a threat multiplier in conflict-prone regions? Under what conditions? What can be done to ameliorate it? These questions broadly capture the focus of my research. Much literature has sought to quantify the strength of climate-conflict linkages by taking advantage of improvements in climate and conflict data and data computing […]
There can be no peace without development and no development without peace. Report of the UN Secretary-General, September 2013 As the media strives to uphold freedom, independence, and professionalism in a digitalized media environment, the world comes together on February 13 every year to mark World Radio Day. On this day, we celebrate the unique […]
2019 Presidential Elections in Senegal: Reflections on a West African Model-Democracy and the Challenge of Decolonizationby Amy Niang and Aboubakr Tandia
Perhaps the most defining issue of the election was the debate about decolonization, a first in the history of postcolonial Senegal.
Next Gen fellow Sisanda Mguzulwa (2016-2018) is passionate about her research on youth violence in South Africa. Here’s a sneak peek at a conversation we had with her about her work and experience as a fellow.
Authorities should adopt a participatory and transparent approach in demarcating the boundary between Oromia and Addis Ababa, and in renegotiating relations between the regions and the political center within the country’s federal framework.
Despite the ethical challenges that conflict settings pose, conducting fieldwork in such places provides great opportunities to generate data essential for designing post-conflict peacebuilding activities.