When Mai Mai leaders in DR Congo want to disarm, who do they call? Henri Ladyi, named Africa’s Schindler by the Independent newspaper for his work rescuing child soldiers.
Who is still working to stop conflicts igniting in S Kordofan, even while two governments do their best to stir them up? The Collaborative for Peace, with…Continue
oon after the launch of the US-led war in 2003, Iraq witnessed the emergence of a violent conflict and the deepening of splits along communal, religious, confessional, tribal and ethnic lines. The resulting chaos gave rise to growing insecurity and lawlessness and an upsurge in religious extremism. To mark International Women’s Day, Benoite Martin reports on the work of Iraqi women’s groups to counter insecurity and extremism.
From Insight on Conflict, by Benoite Martin. For…Continue
Dr Jack McConnell MSP served for two years as the Prime Minister’s Special Representative for Peacebuilding and is now a member of the House of Lords. In this exclusive interview with Insight on Conflict (also available as a podcast) he explains why conflict reconstruction is the most important challenge of our time, where there have been peacebuilding successes, and the changes necessary to build a more peaceful world.
From Insight on Conflict. For the full interview and…Continue
I have just returned from Egypt, where the reality was rather different from government advice and some media reports. The German foreign office advised its nationals against travelling to Egypt; Netherlands newspapers were running reports of Bedouin kidnapping refugees for ransom and many police posts in Sinai deserted. In reality, I have never known the Sinai so safe and relaxed.
From Insight on Conflict. Full post by Scilla Elworthy:…Continue