In South Sudan it is the potential to harness the country’s rich heritage of community-led peacebuilding initiatives that could provide the answer to long-term reconciliation Read more »

21 September 2017

Are there common elements to different violent extremist groups? Christine Mutisya looks at key factors that lead people to conflict and what steps could be taken to counter violent extremism. Read more »

14 September 2017

Sierra Leoneans will not forget August 14, 2017. Flash floods and a mudslide left an estimated 500 people dead. Hundreds are feared missing and thousands are homeless. The stakes for conflict are high as citizens seek answers to questions of better urban housing facilities and functional land policies. Read more »

13 September 2017

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September 2017

This month’s Insight on Conflict newsletter features articles on local peacebuilding in Kashmir, female foreign fighters in ISIS, and more. Read more »

01 September 2017

Refugees and the media in Lebanon

A poisonous attitude has emerged among the media reporting on the refugee crisis in Lebanon, says Sawssan Abou-Zahr. Bias and racism are being used to blame domestic problems on those fleeing war – and distracting from the real issues. Read more »

29 August 2017

Colombia: how strong is the commitment to peace?

Colombia is six months in to a peace deal intended to end 50 years of conflict. With presidential elections due next year, the prospect of lasting peace is even more complicated than before. Lina Maria Jaramillo reports on some of the issues that have emerged since the peace deal. Read more »

15 August 2017

Sudan needs to address racial tension to build sustainable peace

Discrimination against non-Arabs in Sudan is a major problem, says Quscondy Abdulshafi – and the conflict won’t end until the persecution stops. Read more »

10 August 2017

The peacebuilding potential of folk culture in Bangladesh

G. M. Shoeb Ahmed discusses the potential of folk-based peacebuilding initiatives in Bangladesh. Read more »

07 August 2017

The Rwandan diaspora: a vital but neglected part of post-genocide reconciliation

Rwanda has a large migrant and diaspora community and divisions among these groups must be included in the reconciliation process and the journey towards peace, says Jean De Dieu. Read more »

04 August 2017

Darfur Students protests against discriminatory measures from Bakht Alrida University

In July 2017, students from Bakht Al-Ruda University resigned in protest against what they described as racist and discriminatory policies. Quscondy Abdulshafi provides his thoughts on the situation. Read more »

01 August 2017

Challenges to peace in Kenya’s Mandera County: a grassroots perspective

A new report by the Mandera Peacebuilding Programme and Interpeace presents the first-hand opinions of grassroots communities across Mandera County, Kenya, exploring the impediments to peace. Read more »

01 August 2017

August 2016

This month’s Insight on Conflict newsletter features articles on what makes a successful dialogue intervention, gendered roles in Syria, and more. Read more »

01 August 2017

The legacy of Ebola in Sierra Leone - a country at risk?

The 2014 outbreak of Ebola – the worst in history – saw almost 4,000 people killed in Sierra Leone. Abdul Brima discusses the consequences. Read more »

21 July 2017