A soldier from Niger patrols near the border with Nigeria. Porous borders with Nigeria and Mali are hotbeds for Jihadists and marauding local militias.
Leaders' efforts to end conflict have been ineffective. Working through regional economic communities might be part of a better approach.
South African soldiers enforcing the COVID-19 lockdown in Mitchells Plain, Cape Town.
South Africa's post-apartheid leaders have failed to properly prepare the military for secondary roles such as peacekeeping, let alone to a fight a virus.
Chinese soldiers and police serve in eight UN peace missions in Africa.
The Chinese model of peace differs fundamentally from that pursued by western nations.
The UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan.
Unless member states try to solve the contradictions in expectations, UN peacekeeping will not be fit for purpose in the future.
Rwandan soldiers line up to receive their UN peacekeeping medals for their work in Juba, South Sudan in 2019.
The number of personnel deployed in UN peacekeeping has slowly been decreasing.
Kenyan women hold a vigil for victims of violence.
Women who survive violence in Kenya are building peace in their communities.
Elections, and observer processes are a big priority in Africa.
Surveys shows that the majority of Africans prefer democracy, despite its flaws, to the alternatives.
“Have you read The Art of the Deal? Nor have I.”
Donald Trump has always traded on his image as a master dealmaker – but many deals have been done with North Korea before.
Another 'last chance' has been missed. But while talks disintegrate, islanders are just getting on with peace in practice.
Peace is for everyone – and so is justice.
Colombia's deal with the FARC means third parties implicated in international crimes could at last face justice.
It’s not all bad.
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The voters may have said no to the deal struck with the FARC, but Juan Manuel Santos and his fellow negotiators intend to keep going.
University students and supporters of the peace deal protest during a rally in Bogotá, Colombia.
Few Colombians who have been displaced by violence voted on the peace deal from abroad. An expert in conflict resolution explains why their voices must be part of the peace process.
Imprisoned members of FARC at the camp where they will ratify a peace deal with the government.
The peace deal in Colombia is not only a welcome surprise after 50 years of war, it's also groundbreaking. If Colombians vote in favor, it could offer hope for other countries in conflict.
Álvaro Uribe isn’t leaving anything to chance.
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After 52 years fighting the FARC, Colombia is about to vote on a comprehensive peace deal. But not everyone wants in.
If only Desmond Tutu were here…
Return of the Jedi saw Emperor Palpatine's regime brought crashing down – but the hard peace-building work to save the galaxy from a relapse was clearly never done.
Women and girls suffer some of the worst horrors of armed conflict, but are still denied a central role in preventing violence.
Women from around the world first came together 100 years ago to demand peace, and 15 years ago the UN recognised their central role in ending armed conflict. But the long journey is far from over.
It has been revealed that the Provisional IRA – the paramilitary group that fought for Northern Ireland to become separate from the UK – still exists, despite the IRA agreeing to disband in 2005. An independent…
Cuban President Castro holds the hands of Colombia’s President Santos and FARC rebel leader Rodrigo “Timochenko” Londono. Havana, September 23 2015.
The peace deal in Colombia is not only a welcome surprise after 50 years of war, it's also groundbreaking. That offers hope for other countries in conflict.
South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir signs a peace agreement in the capital Juba, on August 26, 2015.
The Sudanese government and its armed opposition are both unhappy with the ceasefire they signed. Senior military officers have also publicly voiced their disapproval of the induced deal.
Religion can be a force for peace, the goal of these Australian religious leaders, or conflict – the believer and not the religion itself bears the responsibility.
There are religious and non-religious extremists and we should not confuse violent believers with religion itself, which has a long history of peacemaking.