Labels that emphasise the social identities of the contending parties not only impede efforts to comprehend their causes but also obscure their vast dimensions.
Bad governance and political manoeuvring increase the risk of communal conflicts
Climate change, pollution and illegal fishing by foreign boats is threatening the livelihoods of millions of people.
South Sudan faces numerous and serious challenges contributing to instability. But there are potential solutions.
People may be more willing to share scarce resources they really need than apocalyptic Hollywood movies may suggest.
Confrontation between French and British scallop fishers is a warning about the resource conflicts of the future.
Turkana women weren’t properly represented in decisions made between the oil company and community.
Nigeria is far from ready to hold a credible ballot in 2019.
In Tanzania today, political space has shrunk to the point where protests are suppressed before they emerge
Across the world, authoritarian regimes are taking oil from its rightful owners – the people.
The Virunga National Park is home to many people living off the land. Clashes between the army and those illegally extracting resources is causing huge problems for conservation.
The simplistic assumption that the violence in central Kenya is the result of drought mask the more complex underlying dynamics of politics, access to resources and land.
Ending a war is not enough. The challenge for post-conflict situations in Africa is to escape the inter-war lawlessness maintained and reproduced by groups that have access to arms.