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Silencing the Guns can Reduce Forced Displacements

Armed conflict is the major driver of forced displacement in Africa and the problem is becoming more severe. How can the African Union’s Silencing the Guns initiative help deal with the forced displacement crisis on the continent? This policy brief …

Conflict Trends Special Edition 2020: Silencing the Guns; Plant Trees not Bombs

The article “The guns requires a multi-pronged approach” by Ambassador Ramtane Lamamra, the African Union high representative for silencing the guns in Africa is an edited version of a statement delivered by Ambassador Lamamra at the 36th Civil Soci…

Enlivening Transitional Justice within the African Union's Agenda of Silencing the Guns: Looking Beyond 2020

The African Union (AU) declared 2020 the year of “Silencing the Guns: Creating Conducive Conditions for Africa’s Development.” The motivation for this theme was to provide impetus for and take stock of the activities that had been undertaken in furt…

Transitional Justice and Silencing the Guns in Africa in the Context of COVID-19: Report on the Fourth African Transitional Justice Forum, Virtual Meeting, 26 - 28 October 2020

Africa has been both a nursery and a laboratory for transitional justice ideas and practice for three decades. In recent years, the African Union, regional economic communities and other regional institutions, numerous states and a range of civil so…

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