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Peacekeeping in South Sudan: it’s a race against time for the...

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A notable consequence of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has been the near-complete breakdown of what was already a deeply fraught relationship among the permanent...

ISS: Africa’s solutions to conflict are in crisis

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Africa faces widespread instability. In the past year, there have been coups in Mali, Chad, Sudan, Burkina Faso and Guinea, and attempts to overthrow...

World facing greatest number of conflicts since 1945 – UN

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The world is facing highest number of violent conflicts since 1945, from Yemen to Syria, Myanmar and Sudan and now the catastrophic war in...

Africa’s ‘long lasting peace’ a key objective

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President Cyril Ramaphosa says sustained peace on the African continent is now more important than ever. He was speaking during his opening remarks and subsequent...

ISS: The African Union’s peace and security dilemma

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With some member states’ commitment to shared values at an all-time low, can the AU manage and prevent conflict? Several incidents highlight the challenges facing...

Peacefulness decreases slightly in sub-Saharan Africa

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Sub-Saharan Africa recorded a slight fall in peacefulness over the last year according to the latest Global Peace Index (GPI) report, produced by the...

Ten years on, South Sudan’s leaders say peace is way forward

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South Sudan's two most powerful politicians gave assurances on Friday that they would not lead the country back into war as they marked its...

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...

National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security

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A 96-page document released this month is a South African government-led roadmap for action as regards women, peace and security. It aims, according to Naledi...

ISS: Libya nurtures a fragile peace

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The ceasefire has held since October, but will it hold until elections on 24 December? Hopes for an end to the decade-long post-Muammar Gaddafi conflict...

Talks, not soldiers, needed in Mali – UN

The United Nations’ top humanitarian official in Mali urged more engagement with armed groups including jihadists, more aid and development funding, saying extra troops...

Chinese support for AU peace and security totals $180 million

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China, it was revealed last week, has been “an exemplary partner” to the African Union (AU) providing $180 million worth of funding to the...

CAR peace deal

Central African Republic signed a peace deal with 14 armed groups following two weeks of talks in Khartoum. The peace deal was announced by the...

CAR peace deal

The Central African Republic reached a peace deal with 14 armed groups after talks in Khartoum, the United Nations said, potentially ushering in a...

ISS: Africa’s youth gain recognition as peacemakers

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Time is running out for Africa to ‘silence the guns by 2020' and end all wars – a target set by the...

Ethiopia establishes a peace ministry

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Ethiopia's prime minister created a new "Ministry of Peace" in a sweeping cabinet reshuffle as he seeks to tackle a wave of...

DR Congo doctor, Yazidi activist win Nobel Peace Prize

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Denis Mukwege, a doctor who helps victims of sexual violence in Democratic Republic of Congo, and Nadia Murad, a Yazidi rights activist...

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...

Ethiopia, Eritrea peace agreement signed in Jeddah

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Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki signed a peace agreement in Saudi Arabia, the second peace deal reached...

Peace deal not yet reality in South Sudan ghost town

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Yellow flowered vines crawl through empty window frames and up crumbling brick walls. Electricity poles slant along the road, cables hanging dead...

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