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Life Stories: Learning from Kismayo

'Life Stories' is a set of deep, introspective narratives provided by six of the individual women that took part in a research process that examined the gendered dynamics of inter-clan conflict in Kismayo, Somalia, and in particular the role of women in processes of violence and peace.

Life & Peace Institute

Electoral Poker in DR Congo

Elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been postponed since December 2016, but now seem to be slated for the end of the year. All parties should work to ensure credible polls, the best hope for a peaceful transfer of power.

International Crisis Group (ICG)

Brazilian and Moroccan Policies for sub-Saharan Africa: Description and Elements for Assessment

This paper retraces Brazil and Morocco’s economic strategies towards sub-Saharan Africa since the beginning of the century, highlighting the characteristics and evaluating the performance of the instruments used to promote the flows of trade, investment and cooperation between each of the two countries and the sub-Saharan region.

OCP Policy Centre (OCPPC)

Infographic: Financing the African Union

Securing the financial independence of the African Union (AU) has always been an elusive matter for leaders of the continent. Despite the fact that the transition from the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) to the AU in 2002 led to the creation of a more robust continental institution with a broadened mandate, African leaders are yet to sufficiently provide the AU with a sustainable finance to fund its activities.

Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS)

2018 National Budget set to restore Zambia's economy

The budget has chartered a course for accelerating fiscal fitness but questions remain over increased debt – total government debt will be 47% of GDP in 2017, more than double the 21% of GDP it was in 2011.

Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (ZIPAR)