The choice of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as President-elect and Vice-President-elect, respectively, has rekindled hope for a renewed impetus in United States’ foreign relations across the world, particularly in relation to its multilateral diplomacy, even as US interests fundamentally remain the same. For Africa, a Biden presidency presents a new opportunity to move past […]
When the number of new coronavirus cases began to spike globally in March, gloomy predictions expected that Africa would become the epicenter of the pandemic. The reasons were obvious; foremost among them were the weak health-care systems in most countries on the continent. However, six months later, compared to cases and figures from other regions of the world, Africa continues to defy all these pessimistic predictions, a trend that requires critical examination for explanatory and other purposes.
Introducing SSRC’s African Peacebuilding Network’s 2020 Individual Research Fellows and Collaborative Working Group Research Fellowsby African Peacebuilding Network
The African Peacebuilding Network (APN) of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is pleased to announce the 2020 recipients of its Individual Research Fellowship and Collaborative Working Group Research Fellowship. The program awards these fellowships to African researchers based in African universities, research institutes, and other policy-related and civil society institutions. Since 2013, the APN […]
On the 11th of March, 2020, Covid-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO).1Jamie Ducharme, “World Health Organization Declares COVID-19 a ‘Pandemic.’ Here’s What That Means,” Time, March 11, 2020, https://time.com/5791661/who-coronavirus-pandemic-declaration/. Since then, Covid-19 has upturned the whole world. One of the transformations linked to the pandemic is the nature and future […]
As the protests continue to gain momentum, some argue that they point to a looming revolution in Nigeria.
African Migrants’ Remittances: An Avenue of Giving and Receiving Severely Disrupted during the Covid-19 Lockdownby Dostin Mulopo Lakika
The lockdown measures imposed in many countries have not only restricted people’s freedom of movement but also disrupted their everyday lives. The costs of these stringent measures have been felt in all social strata.
Marginalization from top positions in political parties and government has seen more young men pursuing alterative channels of inclusion in national affairs, particularly peacebuilding, where masculinity is uncoupled from political violence.