Horn of Africa Bulletin: May-June 2015

In this Djibouti themed (and bilingual) issue: Patrick Ferras describes the patterns and dynamics that gave rise to the growing non-African military presence in Djibouti; Aden Omar Abdillahi analyses the legislative elections of 2013 and the profound political transformations it unleashed; Ambassado...

May 2015
Fresh Perspectives on Building Peace in Eastern DRC Seminar

The largest and the most expensive UN peacekeeping operation to date, the first joint European Union military action, the first arrests and trials of the International Criminal Court – these are only some of the highlights describing international interventions in the Democratic Republic of Congo....

Contributors at the seminar from left: Moderator Iina Soiri NAI; speaker Séverine Autessserre, Columbia University; MP Katarina Köhler; MP Désirée Pethrus; Maria Eriksson Baaz, NAI; Elisabeth Hedin, Sida; Eva Areskoug, MFA and speaker Pieter Vanholder, LPI
April 2015
Land, Power and Identity in the DRC Seminar

There are 32 rebel groups operating solely in eastern part of the DRC. In spite of popular beliefs, it is not conflict minerals but local struggles over land and power inflamed by ethnic identity that has fuelled these violent conflicts over the decades. The seminar, which took place on 20th April i...

Horn of Africa Bulletin: March-April 2015

In this special edition issue on religion, state and society: Kindeneh Endeg Mihretie describes the competition between the established Orthodox Church, Muslims and the relatively new Pentecostal movements to increase their sphere of influence in Addis Ababa. Michael Brislen examines Muslim and Ch...



A tweet round-up of yesterday's open session on early warning ft.@palabanapalms @AU_PSD @PDWilliamsGWU @ACCORD_online http://t.co/yh9o3d0XO5

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"Early warning is an appealing prospect and when done appropriately it provides a means to prevent violent conflict. However, as was reiterated at yesterday’s African Union Peace and Security Council Open Session, alleviating violent conflict relies on actionable intelligence as well as the political will to act on it."
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