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SA, Iran and the wider war in the Middle East

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The Israel-Hamas war in Gaza has sparked a wider Middle East war, which could yet draw in the world’s major powers and threaten a...

Sub-Saharan Africa most conflict-affected region globally – IISS

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Sub-Saharan Africa was the most conflict-affected region globally in 2023, with over half a dozen conflict regions, according to the International Institute for Strategic...

Spanish university research shows Africa leads in armed conflict

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A comprehensive report on conflict has it there were 33 conflicts globally in 2022, with Africa leading other parts of the world by a...

ISS: New Agenda for Peace – a reckoning for Africa on...

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Conflict in Africa appears to be resurging owing to a cocktail of threats including terrorism, authoritarianism and coups, most recently in Niger, Burkina Faso,...

Sudan’s conflict will have a ripple effect in an unstable region...

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Sudan, Africa’s third largest country by land mass, shares borders with seven countries in an unstable region. This means that Sudan’s current conflict will...

Sudan conflict straining fragility of its neighbors

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The conflict between Sudan’s rival military factions is triggering massive population displacements that are stressing the region’s already fragile coping systems. The conflict between the...

Report: Russia’s Ukraine invasion aids terrorist recruitment

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Besides clogging supply chains and sending prices for food and other goods skyrocketing, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine may also be a boon for terrorists...

Al-Shabaab attacks in Somalia affect communities as far as 900km away...

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Policymakers tend to assume that the effects of conflict are felt only where violence occurs. As a result, humanitarian aid, protection efforts or asylum...

Nigeria and DRC among conflict areas to watch in 2023 –...

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The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Nigeria are, along with Ukraine, the Sahel, Mozambique and Ethiopia, some of the conflict regions that have...

2022 marked by conflict, coups

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As 2022 ended, the story of African security was marked by continuing conflicts, coups and the unrest caused by them. Civil war continued to...

Conflict remains the dominant driver of Africa’s spiralling food crisis

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More than 80 percent of the record 137 million Africans facing acute food insecurity are in conflict-affected countries, underscoring that conflict continues to be...

African countries and areas make it to UN children and conflict...

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Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Somalia are the two African countries singled out by a United Nations (UN) report on children and armed...

Herder-farmer conflict in the Sahel needs a new description: why ‘eco-violence’...

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The Sahel – a 5,000km long strip of the African continent stretching from the Atlantic coast to the Red Sea – has become the...

An algorithm predicts how climate change will affect future conflict in...

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The Horn of Africa, on the eastern coast of the continent, is currently being battered by an intense and sustained drought thanks to which...

2021 saw greater instability and abuses in Africa; AU inaction –...

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Human rights abuses in the conflicts in Africa continued unabated in 2021 partly because of the inaction of the African Union Peace and Security...

Global conflict intensified in 2021 – report

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Few conflicts ended in 2021, and many intensified, with levels of political violence remaining steady, according to a new report by the Armed Conflict...

Feature: Trajectories of violence against civilians by Africa’s militant Islamist groups

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Extremist group violence against civilians is driven by context-specific factors—outgroup grievances, intimidation to control territory, and a response to heavy-handed security responses—that require enhanced...

Elections, water, cyber shutdowns, peacekeeping pose risks in 2022

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As the new year arrives, security experts are closely watching certain conflict hot spots and tracking long-term trends that threaten to boil over. Recurring...

Slight deterioration in global peace index

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Global peacefulness deteriorated by a very small margin (.07%) over the past year – the smallest change since 2011 as more countries recorded an...

Triple C threat facing Mozambique

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Conflict, COVID-19 and climate change are, according to the UN Secretary-General, the triple threat currently faced by South Africa’s eastern neighbour. The conflict component of...

The forces fighting in Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict

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Ethiopia’s military is fighting battle-hardened troops in the northern Tigray region, threatening stability around the Horn of Africa. Here are some facts on the forces: THE...

Taiwan warns of accidental conflict as regional tensions rise

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The risk of accidental conflict is rising because of tension in the South China Sea and around Taiwan and communication must be maintained to...

Conflict, climate and COVID-19 contribute to Cabo Delgado crisis

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Mozambique’s Cado Delgado province has seen an alarming rise in insurgent attacks in the first half of 2020. Violence associated with various Islamist groups...

Unilateral decisions not the answer in Libya

France said the Libyan conflict would not be solved through unilateral decisions only UN-backed dialogue would work after Libya’s eastern-based military leader Khalifa Haftar’s...

ISS: Conflict is still Africa’s biggest challenge in 2020

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For the African Union, 2020 is supposed to be a landmark year. Its ‘silencing the guns’ initiative is aimed at ‘ending all wars, civil...

Conflict and the environment

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The UN General Assembly declared 6 November the International Day for Preventing Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict. Humanity has always counted...

Tech tool aims to predict global water conflicts before they happen

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Artificial intelligence can predict where conflicts over scarce water will break out up to a year in advance and allow action to prevent them,...

Sahel conflict escalating

More than 60 civilians died in tit-for-tat clashes between communities in northern Burkina Faso recently, government said, the latest inter-communal violence afflicting West Africa’s...

ISS: Forecasting for peace

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Sub-Saharan Africa has made important peace and security gains over the past two decades. Large-scale political violence has declined and fewer people...

ISS: Mediating Africa’s conflicts demands strong partnerships

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Africa's peace and security challenges are too complex for either the United Nations (UN) or the African Union (AU) to tackle on...

Farmer, herder conflict highlights arable land battle in Nigeria

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Violent conflicts between farmers and semi-nomadic herders in Nigeria that left dozens of people dead over the weekend illustrate intensifying pressure and...

Number of non-international armed conflicts doubled in two decades

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The number of non-international armed conflicts more than doubled from the beginning of the century, according to data from the International Committee...

ISS: Empowering young women to stand up for conflict resilience

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Young women are increasingly at risk of harm during violent conflicts, as seen in the disturbing trend of mass kidnappings, sexual assaults...

South Sudan accused of using oil cash to fund conflict

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Activists accuse South Sudan's government of funnelling cash from the state oil company to militias responsible for atrocities and attacks on civilians. South...

UN Security Council sees conflict as a major cause of famine

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Grave concern about the threat of famine facing some 20 million people in conflict-affected Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and north-east Nigeria has...

Conflict forces more people to flee homes in DR Congo than...

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Conflict forced at least 1.5 million people to flee their homes in the Democratic Republic of Congo this year - more than...

Tech firms must go beyond “conflict minerals” to clean supply chain

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Abuses linked to mining in countries including Myanmar and Colombia are being overlooked by technology companies focused only on eliminating "conflict minerals"...

Nigerians trapped by conflict number hundreds of thousands

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Hundreds of thousands of people in north-eastern Nigeria remain beyond the reach of aid, trapped between Boko Haram Islamist insurgents and counter-insurgency...

Expert examines increase in post-Cold War African conflict

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After the end of the Cold War, armed conflicts on the African continent increased while other regions experienced a decline in clashes....

Instability increasing in North Africa, Sahel as global militancy rises

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Nearly 12 000 destabilising events were recorded in North Africa and the Sahel in 2016, an increase in 16% compared to the...

US intelligence agency point to dangers of growing and changing conflict

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The world is becoming more dangerous and difficult to govern with rising tensions between and within countries, growing nationalism and isolationism and...

Conflict displaces record number of Afghans in 2016, U.N. says

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The number of people displaced by conflict in Afghanistan this year has surpassed half a million people, the United Nations reported on...

ISS: Seven trends shaping the future of peace and security in...

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Surveying the current state of the peace and security landscape in Africa is a complex task. The drivers of conflict and violence...

African youth blame politicians for conflicts, crises: U.N. poll

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Power-hungry politicians are the main driver of conflicts across Africa and leaders are not doing enough to stop the violence, according to...

ISS: Male victims of sexual violence: war’s silent sufferers

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Sexual violence is a tactic of war, used to humiliate, dominate and instil fear. It is also increasingly being used as a...

Total deaths in African conflicts drop but flare-ups still feared

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Total fatalities dropped in Africa's conflicts last year mainly due to significantly fewer war deaths in South Sudan and the Central African...

Syria war could spark confrontation between powers – think-tank

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The chance of unintentional confrontation between foreign powers involved in Syria has risen as its five-year-old conflict turns into a proxy war...

War, disasters disrupt education of 80 million, more aid needed: experts

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At least 80 million children living in areas affected by war or natural disaster had their education disrupted last year, leaving them...

Actor George Clooney seeks to expose funding of Africa conflicts

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Hollywood actor George Clooney launched an initiative on Monday to track down and help bring to justice those funding and profiting from...

States fail to protect civilians from militant violence

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Governments are failing to protect millions of civilians from violence by states and armed groups, Amnesty International said on Wednesday, describing the...

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