All Blog Posts Tagged 'Africa' (144)

Masters Degree in Alternative Dispute Resolution with an African focus

If anybody is interested in applying for a Masters Degree Course in Alternative Dispute Resolution in Africa with the University of South Africa (distance learning institution), please contact me.

Added by Andreas Velthuizen on April 7, 2014 at 12:11pm — No Comments

Three Takeaways in my First Steps as a Social Entrepreneur


Armand Tossou

This post is written by Armand Tossou, a Fulbright scholar from Benin who is an MBA Candidate in the Global Social and Sustainable Enterprise MBA program at Colorado State University. Armand and his co-founders Yesse, Aaron, and Leana, are starting a social venture that will support rural farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa through increased access to agricultural…


Added by Dowser on April 4, 2014 at 12:40pm — No Comments

One Day After Peace, a year after

I have found on PCDN a list of Universities/Colleges that teach "Peace" and reconcilation, I have applied to all yet many big & important institute libraries still don't hold One Day After Peace, I'm posting this post to bring attantion to this important film …


Added by Nahum Laufer on March 24, 2014 at 4:45pm — No Comments

A Sense of Ownership: local communities are empowered to act on deforestation

1. Abdul Haji Ismael with Daughter outside House

Ben Thurman

BALE, ETHIOPIA–In the dappled shade of his eucalyptus plantation, Munir Adem recollects. “Before, the forest belonged to the government. There was an enemy relationship between the natural forest and the community”.

Over the last two decades, deforestation in the Bale region of southern Ethiopia reached alarming levels of 8% per annum. “It all comes back to poverty”,…


Added by Dowser on March 15, 2014 at 7:16am — No Comments

Congolese Dancers Express Resilience to Violence


Kem Knapp Sawyer

“It used to be just a form of recreation for us,” Chiku Lwambo said, “but now with contemporary dance we have found a way to express ourselves and take a stand.”

Lwambo was taking a rehearsal break at the Yolé!Africa, an arts center in Goma, the largest city in eastern Congo. Chiku, 26, and his twin Chito are co-directors of the Busara, a dance company they formed in 2009.

The two brothers grew up dancing. From the age…


Added by Dowser on March 6, 2014 at 4:52am — 1 Comment

Peacekeeper’s Lesson Learned: 'Let Them Talk First'

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. To view the post on the USIP web site, click here.

By Maria Jessop

It was mid-January and we were in our…


Added by Viola Gienger on February 12, 2014 at 4:45pm — No Comments

“More than Surgery or Pills”: HEAL Africa provides holistic care in conflict-torn Congo


Kem Knapp Sawyer

Dr. Kasereka “Jo” Lusi, an orthopedic surgeon who performs much needed operations in the war-torn region of Goma, the largest city in eastern Congo, is also a forceful advocate for women’s rights.

“If you assist women and children you have begun to deal with the health of a nation,” he said. In a country where “raping a woman is like nothing,” he added, “we must show women their rights and teach the men.”

Lusi believes…


Added by Dowser on February 11, 2014 at 2:07pm — No Comments

Call for Applications: 2014 Internet Freedom Training Seminars in Abidjan and Paris for West African Journalists, Bloggers & Activists

“Internet Freedom” Training Seminars for West African Journalists and Bloggers to be held in May and June 2014 for West African & Gulf of Guinea Journalists and Human Rights Activists

In 2014, the University of Clemson, South Carolina, and Internet Sans Frontières will organize two five-day “Internet Freedom” training seminars for journalists, bloggers and human rights activists from the Gulf of Guinea or living in the Gulf of Guinea. The seminars will be offered…


Added by John Gaynard on February 2, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

South Sudan’s Religious Unity Can Help Heal Wounds of Violence

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. To view the post on the USIP web site, click here.

By Othow Okoti Abich Onger and Jacqueline H. Wilson

South Sudan  is a country that originated from the throes of conflict with religious…

Added by Viola Gienger on January 28, 2014 at 4:14pm — No Comments

Peace is Intercourse

Peace is Intercourse

Ecstasy is in


It is our faith and experience after 46 years of marriage and peacebuilding that the soul's oldest memory is of union, and the soul's deepest longing is for reunion.


Seeking the ecstasy of reconnection—especially between enemies—is often disappointing for those clinging to the illusion of…


Added by Libby and Len Traubman on January 7, 2014 at 1:38am — 1 Comment

Peacebuilding, Restorative Justice and Structural Violence



(Chapter from S Henkeman, ‘Restorative Justice as a tool for peacebuilding: a South African case study.’ Unpublished PhD thesis, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, 2013, pp 78 - 96)


3.  Introduction: The…


Added by Sarah Henkeman on December 22, 2013 at 8:17am — No Comments

Mandela's Legacy


As we all mourn this week the death of the great Peace-Maker Nelson Mandela, we can only applaud the success of the peace process & reconciliation in South Africa, and Mandela's efforts for this success bringing an end to…


Added by Nahum Laufer on December 8, 2013 at 5:20am — No Comments

Bondage of Boundaries and Identity Politics in Postcolonial Africa. the 'Northern Problem' and Ethno-Futures

Bondage of Boundaries and Identity Politics in Postcolonial Africa. the 'Northern Problem' and Ethno-Futures- by Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni …


Added by Nazar Hilal on December 5, 2013 at 8:09pm — No Comments

Al-Shabab’s Kenya Attack – Avoiding the Pitfalls of a Military Response

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. To view the post on the web site, click here.

By Dominik Balthasar…


Added by Viola Gienger on October 29, 2013 at 4:04pm — No Comments

Religion today Film Festival awards "One Day After Peace"

I'm copying a message I received yesterday from Religion Today Film Festival in Trento- Italy, also some quotes from the press release,",

see web-site for full info:


Dear Nahum,

 We are very happy to inform you that "One Day After Peace" has been awarded both our Great Prize "In the spirits of faith" by the international jury and the award by the SIGNIS jury…


Added by Nahum Laufer on October 22, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Eleven Days in Libya: The Peacebuilding Roller Coaster

(Photo: Tripoli, Libya)

Colette Rausch, Director Rule of Law Center, United States Institute of Peace

October 12, 2013


Having lived and worked in multiple war-affected countries, I have grown used to the inevitable ups and downs of transitions from…


Added by Colette Rausch on October 12, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Tanzania: An Unravelling Democracy?

This past week, with the UN compound bombing in Somalia, the ongoing crisis in Syria, the protests in Turkey, and the outbreak of protest in Brazil, story of the bombing in Arusha received little to no…


Added by Jolene Hansell on June 26, 2013 at 7:05am — No Comments



By Ahmad Salkida.

Sometime within the week, some shadowy character by the name Abu Mohammed Ibn Abdulazees, who claims to hold a commanding position within the ranks of the dreaded insurgents, Boko Haram, announced what he called a ceasefire. He said he had sat with officials of the government in Borno state and had come to the conclusion that muslims were also suffering under the sustained atmosphere of terror the sect had visited… Continue

Added by Ahmad Salkida on February 1, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Programme Associate

The Organization:

The African Community Internship and Placement Programme (ACIPP) has grown from a small Ghana focused programme into a West-Africa wide operation now encompassing Ghana, Sierra Leone, and soon - Liberia. ACIPP pioneers a new model called "sustainable service", where we aim to reinvest profits into our partner organizations and into building local capacity within the countries in which we operate. See …


Added by Tsike-Sossah Eyram Simon on January 30, 2013 at 5:19am — No Comments

Lance Armstrong/Truth and Reconciliation

“You cannot find redemption until you see the flaws in your own soul, and try to efface them,” wrote the philosopher Martin Buber. “Nor can a people be redeemed until it sees the flaws in its soul and tries to efface them. But whether

it be an individual or a people, whoever shuts out the realization of their flaws is shutting out redemption. We can be redeemed only to the extent to which we see ourselves. 

Buber’s ideas came to mind as the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency recently…


Added by Larry Schooler on January 18, 2013 at 11:13am — No Comments

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