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Diplomacy & Peace

Niger gives ex-fighters a second chance

Boko Haram militants.The need for DDR — disarmament, demobilization and reintegration — of surrendering insurgents is as old as warfare itself. Rebels grow tired of fighting, they surrender to their victors, and they go through a process of rehabilitation before returning to society.


ISS: Political action is required to save peacekeepers’ lives

UN peacekeepers.Today, 29 May, is International Day of United Nations (UN) Peacekeepers, established to acknowledge the contributions of peacekeepers and honour those who have lost their lives. While such tribute is essential, this year’s commemoration is fogged by questions regarding the effectiveness of peacekeeping as a tool to respond to the challenges of armed conflict.


Special court to try CAR war crimes

CAR war crimes courtA special criminal court to try the worst crimes committed in the Central African Republic (CAR) is due to start formal investigations next week, the United Nations’ deputy representative in the country said.

Paris talks on Libya cast doubt on elections

Talks on Libya in ParisGroups in western Libya cast doubt on talks in Paris aiming to pave the way for elections in the divided country, fearing the meeting could play into the hands of eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar.

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