The Conflict Analysis and Insights Reports are a new research product from IPSS. The reports are aimed at providing recommendations to assist the AU, RECs, Member States and development partners. Visit our website to read the first round of reports on Burundi, Libya and Nigeria. http://www.ipss-addis.org/resources/publications/
From the Africa Center for Strategic Studies: "As nearly 95 percent of all electoral violence takes place before elections, early warning requires early action to leverage political will and financial capital to forestall violence."
At the 30th #AfricanUnion (AU) summit in #AddisAbaba, #Morocco,#Togo, #SierraLeone, #Liberia, #Djibouti, #Rwanda, #Gabon, #EquatorialGuinea, #Angola and #Zimbabwe were elected as new members of the Peace and Security Council (PSC)
"While the US government may not have a direct hand in the violence of places like the Congo today, US-backed trade deals and financial interventions meant to support the interests of US corporations in Silicon Valley and elsewhere have certainly created the conditions for it to thrive. Yamamoto likewise blamed the persistent poverty of oil-producing countries like Nigeria on corruption while ignoring the exploitative contracts and unfair trade conditions imposed by corporations and the long history of resource extraction for the benefit of western industrial development and wealth generation." http://africasacountry.com/2018/02/trump-in-africa/
Would you (or your organization) be interested in taking a tailored executive short course at @IPSS_Addis? We're launching new courses on security governance, peacebuilding, migration and contemporary governance in Africa. For more: http://www.ipss-addis.org/education/executive_short_courses/
4 @DAAD_Germany scholarships are now available for PhD students! Apply to one of our two programmes: PhD in Peace and Security Studies or PhD in Global Studies.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Wins $5m (£3.6m) Ibrahim prize for African Leadership
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"The country practically serves as a laboratory setting for the global shift in power from the West to the East, and many vivid examples can be seen."
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: 2018 Research Development Group for early-career scholars from African institutions. https://mailchi.mp/…/cfp-research-development-group-at-apsa…
EXTENDED DEADLINE: Authors now have until 20 February 2018 to submit their book proposals! The selected winner(s) will present their book to participants at the Tana Forum in April. Please share with your networks! For more information, visit our website www.tanaforum.org