The political lens is zooming in on Sierra Leone as the country is poised to hold its next presidential and parliamentary elections scheduled for March 2018. Read more »

15 November 2017

This month’s Peace Insight newsletter features articles on local and international partnerships, conflict in Myanmar, and more. Read more »

06 November 2017

As many as 400,000 people have fled Burundi since the political crisis began in 2015, triggering mass protests, violence and human rights abuse across the country. Read more »

20 October 2017

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The Rohingya: stateless humans

Described as the "world's most persecuted minority", the Rohingya have again been the target of violent attacks, causing as many as 480,000 to flee their homes. Read more »

04 October 2017

Uganda’s age limit removal: a perilous path to disaster?

The removal of Uganda's presidential age limit opens the way for a life presidency for incumbent Museveni and risks huge instability and violence, says Stephen Oola. Read more »

26 September 2017

Could zircon exploitation re-ignite the war in Casamance?

Does a proposed new mine in Sengal's Cassamance region threaten to re-ignite a fragile ceasefire? Read more »

22 September 2017

Is peace possible in South Sudan?

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

Understanding violent extremism: the key connections

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

The dead and unaccounted for: landslide and flooding in Sierra Leone

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

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