The International Space Station is a great example of how space has, for the most part, been a peaceful and collaborative international arena.
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Activities in space today are far more numerous and complicated compared to 1967, before humans had landed on the moon or Elon Musk had been born. Two experts explain the need for better laws to keep space peaceful.
Resolutions should include dialogues with all parties involved in the herders-farmers conflict.
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Farmer-herder conflict is taking its toll on productivity in northern Nigeria. Efforts to solve this problem must include all stakeholders and take into account their concerns.
The use of child soldiers often prolong wars.
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In many conflict areas, children are especially susceptible to the effects of war. And using them as soldiers prolongs the conflict.
Mauritanian soldiers stand guard near the border with Mali in the fight against jihadists in Africa’s Sahel region.
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Jihadi groups take advantage of endemic poverty, inequality, high unemployment levels, illiteracy, ethnic divisions, and poor governance to spread their campaign of violence in the Sahel region.
Parents of abducted students of Bethel Baptist High School wail in Kaduna, Nigeria.
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Understanding what drives conflict, and tension, is the starting point for developing paths to peace.
A Russian armoured personnel carrier on the streets of Bangui.
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Only an emphasis on civilian aspects of rule, such as education and health, can shield the state from rebellions that challenge state power in the future.
Chieftaincy holds pride of place in local administration in Ghana.
Chieftaincy conflicts in northern Ghana have hindered development in the country.
Heading for the exit.
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Following the completion of the US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, Neta Crawford, the co-director of the Costs of War Project, reflects on 7,268 days of American involvement in the conflict.
Members of displaced farming communities often end up in internally displaced persons camp like this one in Maiduguri, Borno State.
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They do menial jobs but also trust in God as a coping strategy.
Ghana’s ineffective land administration system has serious implications
How would a supportive outsider think about this dispute?
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Disputes are normal in romantic partnerships, but learning to see them from an outsider’s perspective, rather than your biased point of view, could be the key to cutting down on conflicts.
In some cases, recurring dreams that emerge during childhood can even persist into adulthood.
Dreams help us regulate our emotions and adapt to stressful events. Repetitive content may represent an unsuccessful attempt to integrate difficult experiences.
Humanitarian agencies are often thrust into the heart of contentious crises without easy or quick solutions.
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When humanitarian agencies are obliged to stop operations by political decision or because of huge physical insecurity, the poorest and most vulnerable succumb first through starvation and disease.
Oil and gas extraction can have dire consequences for the countries in which it takes place.
Colonialism, political turmoil and unmet citizen promises all lie behind the rise of attacks on foreign-run fossil fuel plants in Mozambique.
Technology can trip people up on the road to finding common ground.
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How social media services work – the nuts and bolts of interacting with others online – has the power to shape and improve online arguments. Here’s how.
Catholics in the Nigerian capital Abuja peacefully protest against rampant killings in Benue state.
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The absence of support from government leaves communities to determine independently how to move forward, what works, and what is sustainable.
Drought’s effects on the population slowed the Ottoman Empire’s expansion in the 16th century.
Drought has been a threat multiplier for centuries, fueling conflict and migration from the time of the Ottoman Empire to Syria today.
A child plays in a street in the port village of Paquitequete near Pemba, northern Mozambique. The region suffered decades of neglect, and major gas projects have failed to deliver local benefits.
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The development strategy based on foreign investment in natural resources projects has not delivered economic growth or security. What’s needed is an inclusive vision based on local realities.
In Morocco, most women’s lives, choices and mobility are controlled by men.
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In Morocco, the COVID-19 pandemic has burdened women with more housework and duties at home, and violence against them has risen.
A Palestinian protester uses a slingshot during clashes with Israeli soldiers at the northern entrance of the West Bank city of Ramallah on May 21, the day a cease-fire took effect after 11 days of heavy fighting between Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers.
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Hate-inspired violence is the cause of conflict around the world. It’s time to consider hatred as a serious public health issue and even a disease so it can be treated — and possibly prevented.