Hon. Zulekha Hassan is a symbol of leadership, resilience, and determination. This second term member of the Kenya National Assembly and representative of Kwale County made history as the first woman parliamentarian to enter the chambers of the National Assembly with her baby. Her advocacy for a change in Kenya’s breast-feeding policy has attracted a […]
Essays present critical analysis and debate on a pressing issue in African peacebuilding.
Building Bridges Initiative: Is the Kenyatta-Odinga Handshake the Panacea for Kenya’s Peacebuilding Agenda?by Muema Wambua
In the wake of the 2007 electoral conflict, international actors intervened to restore peace in Kenya. The African Union (AU)-mandated, Kofi Annan-led Panel of African Eminent Personalities, comprising of Graça Machel (former first-lady) of Mozambique and Benjamin Mkapa (former president) of Tanzania among others, mediated the conflict culminating in the signing of the National Accord […]
The original article can be found at The Conversation here. Ayamar Nyenyezi Bisoka is an APN IRG alumnus (2017). Aymar Nyenyezi Bisoka, Université catholique de Louvain The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recognised the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Ebola epidemic as a “public health emergency of international concern”. Despite a quick response from the international […]
The APN and Next Gen had the chance to attend the 3rd Biennial Conference of the African Studies Association of Africa, where several APN and Next Gen alumni, fellows, and grantees were also in attendance. The conference took place at the United States International University-Africa in Nairobi, Kenya from October 24-26, 2019. We had the […]
Dr. Onyinyechukwu Onyido Durueke was interviewed during the APN-WANEP Policy Dialogue on “Mediating Natural Resource Conflict in Africa: Connecting Practice to Research” in Abuja, Nigeria. The interview has been edited for length and clarity. APN: Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your APN-supported research project? Onyinyechukwu Onyido Durueke: My name is Onyinyechukwu […]
A Researcher’s Dilemma: Reflections on Conducting Fieldwork in the Volatile Terrain of North Central Nigeriaby Abosede Omowumi Babatunde
As a member of a collaborative research team awarded a research grant by the African Peacebuilding Network (APN) of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) to carry out a study on “Herders-Farmers Conflicts in Africa: Historical Trajectories: New Issues, Responses and Lessons for Peacebuilding,” I conducted fieldwork in the conflict-affected Plateau state, in North Central […]
The APN held a Media Experts Consultative Meeting on “Model Curriculum for Conflict-Sensitive Journalism in Africa,” in Accra, Ghana in collaboration with the University of Ghana from June 19th-20th, 2019. We had the opportunity to sit down with APN alumnus (IRG 2013) Admire Mare and ask him a few questions. The interview has been edited […]
As a panelist at the maiden Kofi Annan Peace and Security Forum held in Accra in early September 2019, I was invited to reflect on the challenges facing internally and externally displaced populations in situations of violent extremism. In retrospect, I realize that there is a tendency and temptation to frame these primarily in terms […]
The Next Gen fellowship awards made a great difference in the trajectory of my PhD journey from inception to completion in September 2018.
The International Criminal Court (ICC) has been accused of unfairly targeting African states. The ICC began operating in 2002 and it is the first permanent court that has the power to prosecute individuals for acts of genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and crimes of aggression, which are considered as the “core crimes.” Accusations of […]