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Sudan Briefing: 24 January 2011

Following South Sudan's referendum on independence, Insight on Conflict will be producing a weekly round-up of the news. To subscribe to receive the updates via email, please contact or visit



Added by Joel Gabri on January 24, 2011 at 9:34am — No Comments

Book Club Launched For Conflict Professionals!


I would like to let everyone know I am going to take part in the ADR Book Club starting February 6th, 2011.…

Added by Jeff Thompson on January 24, 2011 at 8:30am — 8 Comments

Man v/s Man


Although conflicts amongst communities are seen since the birth of man but its severity to its peak has been seen in the recent decade unfortunately this is observed inspite of education, advancement of societies and uplift of social and mental up gradation.

The main reason of such unpleasant happening is due to the…


Added by Noor Ul Islam on January 24, 2011 at 4:32am — 3 Comments

Secret negotiations: A betrayal of Palestine

Palestinian negotiators secretly agreed to allow Israel to annex all but one of the settlements built in occupied East Jerusalem in the most far-reaching concessions ever made over the bitterly contested city. The offer was turned down by Israel's then foreign minister as inadequate.

Palestinian Authority leaders also privately discussed giving up part of the flashpoint Arab neighbourhood…


Added by Patrick Mac Manus on January 23, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Post-conflict situation: An opportunity for women’s enlistment into national discourse or not?



“Women cannot defeat patriarchy by using instruments, institutions and rules created by patriarchy. Women cannot delude themselves that they can patch patriarchy institutions to meet women’s needs or play patriarchal games as a way of liberating women. Ultimately women would…


Added by zoneziwoh on January 23, 2011 at 5:08pm — No Comments

Two e-groups on youth issues and on against gender based violence

Dear All,


Greetings from the Constellation!


We facilitate community life competence which includes mobilising communities to address their own concerns. The approach has been applied all over the world on issues like HIV, peace, women, youth, migration, TB, sex workers, IDUs, etc. You can read more about the approach on our website at


Two new… Continue

Added by Rituu B. Nanda on January 23, 2011 at 1:34pm — 1 Comment

This week in conflict... January 15th-21st, 2011.

Hello all! Hope all is well with you!

This week's roundup is being posted a little later than normal and sadly only contains reports from January 15th-18th instead of the full week because I had a few personal issues to deal with and didn't have time to finish.

As always, just a reminder that if you have any information about conflicts (or efforts towards peace) happening each week, I would love your feedback and inclusions. As the weekly conflict update…


Added by Rebecca Sargent on January 23, 2011 at 12:09pm — 3 Comments

Cyber Skeptics, Cyber Utopians, Bridge Bloggers, and Personal Security Concerns...

The argument between the cyber-skeptics and the cyber-utopians seems to be getting ever more intense of late, with the former seemingly being afforded the most exposure. Perhaps that's only fair given the amount of positive press given to the cyber-utopians over the years. However, that doesn't mean it's the absolute truth even if only natural thanks to many media reports which naively presented a brave new world of social justice and freedom ushered in by the advent of blogs, Twitter and…


Added by Onnik Krikorian on January 23, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Terrorism in South Africa

Hussein Solomon, professor of political science at the University of the Free State in South Africa, offers a sobering analysis of counterterrorism efforts in South Africa in the Africa Center's latest security brief. 


While not often considered a hub in global terrorist networks, South Africa has seen a steady and growing pattern of…


Added by Davin O'Regan on January 22, 2011 at 6:19pm — No Comments

Corrupt elite still in power: Deep change in Tunisia?

Tunisia's interim prime minister promised to quit politics after elections, a pledge intended to appease protesters demanding remnants of the old guard leave a unity coalition formed after the overthrow of the president.

Mohamed Ghannouchi, who until a week ago was premier under ousted strongman Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, hosted cabinet-level meetings on Saturday morning at his office. Police had rolled out barbed wire around it, bracing for a repeat of protests, which seemed to rattle…


Added by Patrick Mac Manus on January 22, 2011 at 5:47pm — No Comments

The Latest Articles, Links, Videos and Updates for CHALK4PEACE

This Link includes the Whole Person Calendar interview with Sharon Hall-

"CHALKSTAR: John Aaron and CHALK4PEACE" the cover story for Dec. 2010


Articles, Links & Video…


Added by John Aaron on January 22, 2011 at 12:02pm — No Comments

Somalia: Patriotic Move from the Youth of the Land

Somalia: Patriotic Move from the Youth of the Land


For almost two decades Somalia has not had a central government and Somalis are under violent behaviour since the collapse of Siad Barre regime in 1991. Somalia has experienced dramatic environmental shifts following two decades of insecurity and chaos in the country.


Even though, the sustained conflict in Somalia reduced the community collaboration and wiped-out their relations from village to region and as…


Added by Daud Abdi Daud Dhimbil on January 22, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

Remembering Bacha Khan- The Legendary Pashtun Social Reformer

Followers of the nonviolent Pashtun movement known as Khudai Khidmatgar Movement (Servants of God) are marking 23 years since the death of their legendary leader, Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan. In addition to celebrations in Pakistan and Afghanistan, peace gatherings, discussions, and seminars are being held in Europe, United States, and the Middle East to pay tribute to a beloved leader who admirers say dedicated his life to social, political, economic, and cultural…


Added by Shaheen Buneri on January 21, 2011 at 4:16pm — 3 Comments

IPSI Peace & Security Report - 01/21/2011

IPSI's Peace & Security Report (PSR) is a concise weekly e-publication intended to keep busy students, academics, advocates, and practitioners in the conflict management community briefed on pertinent global news, events, and trends. Meticulously researched and written by IPSI, the PSR empowers us all to take a step back from our immediate deadlines each Friday and gain a greater understanding of the week's global events.…


Added by Cameron M. Chisholm on January 21, 2011 at 1:45pm — 1 Comment

Stand by the toiling people of Tunisia!

The statement, "Stand by the toiling people of Tunisia!" is issued by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Turkey.

The Communist Party of Turkey declares its solidarity and support to the ongoing popular revolt against the dictatorship of Zain Al‑Abidin Bin Ali and his regime based on unemployment, poverty, political oppression and state terror.

The Communist Party of Turkey stands by the revolt, which calls itself the "intifada of the poor", and the…


Added by Patrick Mac Manus on January 20, 2011 at 7:38pm — No Comments

Revolt: The Struggle for Bread

 “Break my heart but don’t come near my bread,” goes an old Arabic proverb. Failure to observe it has often come at a high political price.

Just ask Tunisian president Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali, who has now fled.

For weeks his countrymen had protested against high unemployment, endemic corruption and political repression. They also decried the high cost of staple food items such as wheat, sugar and milk, whose prices rose about 25 percent in the first week of…


Added by Patrick Mac Manus on January 20, 2011 at 5:28pm — No Comments

Stuff expat aid workers like: Looking down on academics

Among the many unique features of expat aidworkers is that they know *everything* about the country they are working in. 'Everything' often meaning all the nitty-gritty political gossips that emerge every day about, say, the new minister of health, the president’s daughter or that really big aid project by that really important donor agency. Throw in some local gossip told by…


Added by Tobias Denskus on January 20, 2011 at 4:33pm — No Comments

What was the human impact of shortfalls in relief funding in Darfur?

In the current context of economic crisis and severe cuts in government expenditure, the case for aid expenditure has been under increasing pressure. As IDS’ UK Public Opinion Monitor found late last year, a majority of the UK public believe that aid should be cut to help deal with the UK budget deficit. It seems likely that such sentiments are common in other aid-giving countries affected by the…


Added by John Spall on January 20, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Peace, Security and Development Fellowship for African Scholars 20111 - 2012: Deadline March 31st 2011

Dear All,


The African Leadership Centre is pleased to announce a call for applications for the Peace, Security and Development Fellowships for African Scholars starting in September 2011. This Fellowship covers an 18-month period, comprising a rigorous training programme on…


Added by zoneziwoh on January 20, 2011 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

West Balkans and Eastern neighbour states

External governance in the West Balkans and Eastern neighbour states



The extended or external EU governance as a transformative linkage policy in fact has been based on the mechanisms of “regulatory boundary” (policy) and “organizational boundary” (institution). The regulatory boundary covers the specific policy areas, addressed by the agreements, legal obligations and modalities through which compliance is monitored. The organizational boundary means those…


Added by Aida Batikyan on January 20, 2011 at 4:11am — 1 Comment

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