Joel Gabri's Blog – July 2011 Archive (6)

Peace Direct is looking for a new trustee

Peace Direct is looking for a new trustee to join its volunteer board of directors. As we support and promote locally-led peacebuilding initiatives in conflict areas, we seek someone with at least five years' direct experience of peacebuilding within his/her country of origin, preferably within a context of violent conflict. You should share our passion for the importance of locally-led peacebuilding, be based in the UK for at least the… Continue

Added by Joel Gabri on July 20, 2011 at 8:12am — No Comments

Building peace after independence in Sudan

Today the world will see the birth of a new country – the Republic of South Sudan. After two civil wars, a rocky six-year peace deal, and an almost unanimous referendum vote, Sudan is splitting in two. But as celebrations get under way in the capital Juba, fighting across the border in South Kordofan is casting a long shadow over the prospects for peace.…

Members of the Sudan Peoples' Liberation Movement (SPLM) arrive at the rally in Juba, as South Sudan prepares for its independence.

Added by Joel Gabri on July 9, 2011 at 7:35am — 9 Comments

Burundi: from contested polls to increased insecurity by Landry Ninteretse

Every week in Burundi, some 20 people die in political killings. The hit rate is worst in Bujumbura-Rural, a province surrounding the capital city, where political violence and targeted assassinations have grown in the months since the disputed elections of 2010.…


Added by Joel Gabri on July 8, 2011 at 5:53am — No Comments

Crisis in South Kordofan. Fast option for international assistance

Crisis in South Kordofan

Fast option for international assistance


The crisis in South Kordofan shows the limits of outside influence by the…


Added by Joel Gabri on July 7, 2011 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Terrorism and Pakistan's security dilemma by Zahid Shahab Ahmed

It has been a week since I arrived back in my home city, Islamabad. However, I do not feel the same attachment for the place, as it feels alien to me now. The city, being the capital of Pakistan, has perhaps the largest number of security checkpoints in the country, manned by both police and army personnel. The scale of security apparatus has both pros and…


Added by Joel Gabri on July 6, 2011 at 5:51am — No Comments

Insight on Conflict Newsletter - July 2011

A monthly selection of the best new research and resources on local peacebuilding worldwide, as chosen by Insight on Conflict. This months edition features articles on improving peacebuilding evaluation, local perceptions of international aid interventions, and approaches to citizen policing. To receive the email newsletter each month, please… Continue

Added by Joel Gabri on July 1, 2011 at 11:28am — 1 Comment

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