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26 Jan 2017 description

Contents

  1. Editor's Note
  2. Gender, peace, and security at 16: Some entry points for enhanced thought and leadership
  3. Financing for women, peace and security
  4. Reaching higher: Women liberators and gender
  5. Beyond numbers: Gender and UN peacekeeping
  6. Comment garantir la paix à travers la réduction des inégalités ?

Editor's Note

19 Sep 2016 description

Contents

  1. Editor's Note
  2. Extractives in the Horn of Africa: Regional potential and challenges
  3. Oil in Somalia: Renewed interest in Somali oil
  4. Avoiding the local resource curse in Turkana, Kenya
  5. "Development by dispossession?" A reappraisal of the Adola Gold Mine in southern Ethiopia
14 Jul 2016 description

EDITOR'S NOTE

Why don’t states in the Horn of Africa join the ATT?

The text of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) which came into force in December 2014, has been hailed as a milestone in facilitating the regulation of international arms transfers. Africa countries where instrumental in the process; forty seven African states voted yes and Kenya codrafted the text of the Treaty.

03 Jul 2011 description

Analyses

► Kenya and ICC prosecution
► Emerging trends in Somalia: an analysis of ‘regional administrations’
► What ails Muslims? Islam and Political Islam in the Horn
► Rethinking the security discourse in South Sudan

31 May 2011 description

Analyses

► Child soldiers in the Horn – cause to remain at attention!
► Kenya and the International Criminal Court
Role and protection of human rights defenders
► Privatization of security in Somalia
Implications for the Horn of Africa

31 Dec 2010 description

Protracted conflicts

Can you get used to living with war? Probably, in the same way that you can somehow get used to living with physical pain, with constant stress, with disturbing noises. You get used to it, you bear with it in silence, because you have no other choice. You don't know of any alternative.

One thing is for sure: the surrounding world can "get used" to protracted conflict. The international community, the media, the aid organisations - they can all turn a blind eye and a deaf ear to suffering that does not have any news value.

01 Dec 2010 description


- The ICC intervention in Kenya A challenge of delivering justice and peace

- The South Sudan referendum Domestic & regional security implications

- Anxieties and hopes in the Sudan

The ICC intervention in Kenya A challenge of delivering justice and peace

30 Sep 2010 description

Preventative diplomacy in the Eastern Africa Region

The significance of "prevention is better than cure" fits well in preventing violent conflicts in the Eastern African Region (EAR)1. This paper presents the need for preventative diplomacy in the EAR as a conflict prevention mechanism. It will first clarify preventative diplomacy, from definition to forms and elements. Second is a brief elaboration of the nature of conflicts in EAR and third is the importance of it. Fourth are lessons learnt in the previous application and the fifth is an indication of existing challenges.

31 Aug 2010 description

Impact of armed conflict on children: the Sudan perspective

The nature of armed conflict has changed since the end of the cold war in the 90s. Nowadays, armed conflicts mostly confine the lives of civilians, over half of whom are children (Steven Hick, 2001, P.106).

02 Jul 2010 description

Towards inclusive security in Ethiopia

Inclusive security: conceptualized

In this piece, inclusive security is treated as an aspect of human security. At the heart of human security lies the relation between the state qua body politic and its citizens. Human security and state security are not mutually exclusive. They always depend on and complement each other. The Commission on Human Security's report Human Security Now has stressed that human security and state security are mutually reinforcing and interdependent, that without the one, the other cannot be attained.

31 Mar 2010 description

A nascent peace and security architecture

Seasoned observers of the Horn of Africa have been sceptical about the emergence of a viable supra-national organization that will realize the building of a regional peace and security architecture in the not too distant future. Most of them however, insist that the Horn has to be approached as a 'Regional Security Complex' where security threats to any one state of the region has serious security repercussions on the rest.

28 Feb 2010 description

Kenya in the face of piracy in East Africa

Despite the efforts of the international community, piracy in East Africa continued to grow in 2009, seriously affecting the internal economic and political situation of countries in the area.

Kenya's economy is suffering from the displacement of international sea trade routes, because of its effects on import-export flows and employment; its judiciary system is overcrowded; signs of political tensions with the Somali community are also rising. In 2009 piracy attacks on ships and tankers in the Indian Ocean waters bordering Somalia and …

31 Oct 2009 description

Analyses

The current election crisis in Somaliland: outcome of a failed 'experiment'?

Until recently Somaliland was perceived by many benevolent observers as 'Africa's best kept secret' in the sense of being democratic, peaceful and showing signs of modest economic development, without enjoying international recognition.