Rural banditry by all accounts is undermining security, peace, and development in Nigeria’s northwest. While the unfolding crisis could be linked to a set of factors, the threat to security in a region already reeling from the effects of a decade-long Boko Haram insurgency in the Northeast cannot be over-stated.
The Social Science Research Council’s African Peacebuilding Network (APN) had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Amanda Coffie, an APN alumnus and a Research Fellow at Legon Center for International Affairs and Diplomacy (LECIAD) at the University of Ghana. The interview was conducted at the 2019 International Studies Association Annual Convention in Toronto, Canada, […]
Civil Society Organization and Counter-Terrorism in Northeastern Nigeria: A Conversation with Emeka Thaddues Njokuby Jaclyn Williams
Emeka Thaddues Njoku is an alumnus of the Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Fellowship (2015) and Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowship (2016). He holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. His research focuses on the intersection of civil society organizations and security governance, particularly post-9/11 international and […]
Between April 10-12, 2019, seven alumni of two SSRC programs—the African Peacebuilding Network (APN) and Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa (Next Gen)—joined some of the world’s leading thinkers, practitioners, and funders in the field of peacebuilding for a two-day high-level conference organized by Wilton Park in the United Kingdom. The theme of the meeting, […]
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.
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 […]
My initial attraction to the study of China’s activities in Africa stemmed from an intellectual imbalance I noticed while writing two separate MA theses. Many of the best-known scholars, including those that I respect on the subject, are non-African. In Nigeria, only a few scholars have fundamentally contributed to the subject. My interest was further […]