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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...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...