The disintegration of the state and a lack of basic policing means that criminal impunity is on the rise in the Central African Republic. Solène Brabant discusses the implications for those trying to build peace in the country.
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By James M. Dorsey
The current Saudi-led intervention in Yemen designed to prevent Iranian-backed forces
from gaining power symbolises the Gulf’s new assertiveness. This is unfolding as the various
Gulf states seek to hedge their bets with different strategies that complement rather than
replace the regional US security umbrella.
Qatar this month signed a military agreement with Turkey which gives the two parties the
right to deploy…Continue
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To prospective Masters students interested in humanitarian emergencies:
The Post-war Reconstruction and Development Unit (PRDU) at the University of York invites applications for its MSc in International Humanitarian Affairs (MIHA).
The MIHA is a 2 year part time distance learning programme and is unique as an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary postgraduate programme on international humanitarian affair. It…Continue
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The principle of ‘African-centered Solutions’ is a search for a better framework which can encompass practical positive advantages. That is to mean, the African identity along with its stakeholders, champions and sympathizers shall not be marginalized from solutions; especially the supposed primary actors such as member states of the African Union. Indeed, it is so inspiring and encouraging to have the first and the second Afsol Workshops (26 – 27 September 2014 and 6-7…Continue
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By James M. Dorsey
Legal and diplomatic battles in United Nations organizations and international sport associations involving charges of war crimes and efforts to suspend membership of one or the other are likely to shape future Israeli-Palestinian relations in the wake of last month’s electoral victory by Binyamin Netanyahu.
The contours of the coming battles are emerging on the soccer pitches even before Mr. Netanyahu forms his cabinet with a Palestinian campaign to suspend…Continue
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“If there the offensive develops to be a ground invasion, the Yemenis will prove that their country is the invaders’ graveyard,” (Sayyed Abdul-Malik Al-Houthi)
On Wednesday (25 Mar. 2015), Saudi Arabia announced a launch of a military operation against the Houthis, who currently control large parts of Yemen, including the capital Sanaa.…Continue
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The Liberian Chapter of the Global Youth Anti-Corruption Network (GYAC-Liberia) has ended a two days anti-Corruption and integrity summit in Monrovia from March 27-28, 2015.
The event was a two days gathering of Liberian youth and students leaders. It is a broad concept that supports youth, youth…Continue
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Insight on Conflict’s new Local Correspondent for Yemen, Ahmed Hezam Al-Yemeni, issues a plea for peace in the wake of disturbing developments in the country.
Based in Nairobi, Kenya or Kampala, Uganda
Saferworld is an independent non-governmental organisation that works to prevent violent conflict and build safer lives. We work with civil society, governments and international organisations to encourage and support effective policies and practices through advocacy, research and policy development, and through supporting the actions of others.
We receive funding from a range of donors including numerous governments, the…Continue
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When we interviewed Nobel Peace Prize winner, Muhammad Yunus, at the 2013 mHealth Summit, he said that mobile phones are the “Aladdin’s lamp for healthcare”, a statement that still rings true today. Two years after that interview, we take a look at how digital health is beginning to expand beyond mobile phones. Mobile phones – especially smartphones –…Continue
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NEW YORK, USA – On the occasion of the 59th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), the panel discussion "Counterterrorism Measures and Their Effects on the Implementation of the WPS Agenda" took place on…
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Finding the right job in social change, development, peacebuilding, social entrepreneurship, and related fields requires a combination of the right experience and training, an understanding of the field, developing strong connections and a bit of serendipity. In addition to academic and/or professional training, it is essential to have an understanding of how social changeworks in practice. Many people working in social change , will not find employment with "social…Continue
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The 2015 Mexico Peace Index shows that Mexico has become more peaceful over the last three years due to a dramatic decrease in the number of homicides.
The data paints a cautious yet optimistic picture of peace in Mexico, with a 16% increase in levels of peace over the last three years.
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For two weeks, 20 civil society professionals from across West Africa were in Accra, Ghana to learn and discuss about what is arguably the fundamental issue that undermines the development of West Africa - leadership.
The participants (11 males and 9 females) came from Liberia, The Gambia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Ghana.…Continue
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Since the launch of the first free Training Health Workers for Ebola webinar series in October 2014, we have seen hundreds of members of the global health community…Continue
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What is the role of IGAD in South Sudan’s peace talks? Peace Direct’s local correspondent for South Sudan, Khamis Cosmas, investigates.
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