Category Archives: Deconflictions


BY Adebobola Omowon JP., Executive Director, Wide Gate Initiative for Peace and Dispute Resolution With less than a week to the Nigerian Presidential elections, the postponement of the election is more likely than the election proceeding. Pockets of violence have been witnessed in various parts of the country as the Nigerian government battles with insurgency […]

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Niger Delta Election Conflict Early Warning Brief

This brief provides detailed analysis and three possible election scenarios for conflict early warning and prevention in Nigeria’s coming elections. Download full report HERE  

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Building Resilience in a Changing Climate

BY EMILY SAMPLE As the world confronts the effects of climate change, the vulnerability of states at all levels of development has become starkly apparent. Structural pressures are mounting, leading to increased frequency and intensity of cascading crises including stress from mass migration, droughts, extreme weather events, disease outbreaks, commodity price shocks, and associated political […]

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Building Resilience Amid a National Identity Crisis

BY JOHN MADDEN When Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was elected in 2018, he moved to ease political tensions in Ethiopia by releasing political prisoners, privatizing state enterprises, and loosening restrictions on media.[1] He also removed prominent opposition groups from the official list of terrorist organizations to create a more enabling environment for inclusion and social […]

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It Will Take More than Nigeria’s Historic Petroleum Legislation to Achieve Peace in the Niger Delta

BY NKASI WODU A little more than a year ago, the Nigerian President signed the Petroleum Industry Governance Act into Law, to achieve a major reform that had previously stalled in the National Assembly since 1999.[1] As part of this law, the Act established the Host Communities Development Trust (HCDT), which intends to “aid the […]

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Sweden on the State Resilience Index

By Kristin Weis Sweden ranks second out of 154 countries in the most recent State Resilience Index (SRI), tying with Finland and Switzerland (8.3), above Denmark (8.2) and just below Norway (8.4). Sweden and its Nordic neighbors—Finland to the east, Norway to the west, and Denmark to the south—hold the top three overall highest SRI […]

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Lebanon’s Crumbling Resilience

By Ziad Al Achkar[1] The crumbling of Lebanon’s State Capacity has been the defining feature of the country over the past few years amidst an unprecedented financial and economic crisis. The political class has been passive in reacting to the cascading crises and unwilling to conduct meaningful structural reforms. The international community and international monetary […]

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African Governments need a shift in their counter-terrorism strategies

BY NKASI WODU On the 21st of March, Mali witnessed two devastating terrorist attacks, resulting in the death of over 16 members of the Malian Armed forces. This was just the latest in a string of attacks this month. In early March, it was reported that 27 soldiers were killed in an attack against an […]

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Bosnia and Herzegovina: Same Problems, New Decade

BY RÉJEANNE LACROIX The Balkan state of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) has struggled to achieve a sense of national unity and economic prosperity since the signing of the Dayton Peace Accords in 1995. Over the years, discord between the regions that compose BiH has been routine as the federal entities of the Federation of Bosnia […]

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A chance for lasting peace in northern Mozambique: we must act now

BY LILLA SCHUMICKY-LOGAN, Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF) and RICHARD RANDS With recent military successes resulting from multinational force operations against the violent extremist organization (VEO) in Cabo Delgado (known locally as al-Shabab), and the initiation of multistakeholder dialogue, there is a clear window of opportunity for peace in northern Mozambique. By building […]

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