“A Green Place, A Good Place”, a classic in African Great Lakes Region history – what’s in it for today’s peacebuilders?
A better understanding of today’s political phenomena as part of a longer historical process, knowledge from precolonial societies about change processes and a more holistic and... Read More
Protest in Kenya – repressive and brutal policing has become normalised
2017 has seen further violent police responses to protests against corruption and human rights violations. So how are Kenyans exercising their right to protest, and... Read More
Challenges to peace in Kenya’s Mandera County – a grassroots perspective
A new report by the Mandera Peacebuilding Programme and Interpeace presents the first-hand opinions of grassroots communities across Mandera County, Kenya, exploring impediments to peace.
Act Change Transform from Kenya
TransConflict is pleased to showcase the work of Act Change Transform (ACT!) from Kenya, a member of the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation.
Empty threats or serious steps? Kenya’s plans to evict Somali refugees
Kenyan authorities revealed plans to shut down its refugee camps within the next year. But are these plans serious steps towards eviction, or empty threats?
Updates on peace in the Greater Horn and Great Lakes Region of Africa
TransConflict is pleased to present an update on conflict dynamics and peacebuilding efforts in the Greater Horn and Great Lakes Region in Africa.
Long road to peace – a practitioner’s experience in Kenya
Kenya and neighbouring countries would benefit from an in-depth analysis of the past decade of peacebuilding interventions, in order to determine to what extent communities... Read More
Terrorists in East Africa – are we yielding to their demands?
Following attacks in Kenya and Uganda this year, governments must not ignore the law or the root causes of terrorism in their response – or... Read More
New members of the GCCT
TransConflict is pleased to announce six new members of the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation, from South Sudan, Bangladesh, Kenya, Sierra Leone, South Africa and Nigeria, respectively.
Transforming conflict across borders – the case of Kenya and Uganda
TransConflict is pleased to present a concept for transforming conflict between the Pian, Pokot and Sabiny communities, which primarily results from cattle raiding and often... Read More
The effects of conflict are felt hardest by women and children
As women and children are often the worst affected by conflict, it is therefore vital that women play a central role in peace processes and... Read More
Impact of ‘high value resources’ on communities in Eastern Africa
As new high-value resources are discovered and exploited in East Africa, what is the impact on local communities and the potential for local-level conflict?
Peace initiatives on the Sotik/Borabu border in Kenya
Despite the apparent return to peace after the terrible events of the 2007/2008 post-election violence, complex pockets of conflicts – which are formed along ethnic... Read More
Drivers of pastoralist violence in northwestern Kenya
Pastoralist violence in northwestern Kenya can be divided into three contexts – the traditional, the political and the business – each of which must be taken... Read More
Kenya will decide and the world will be watching – the 2013 elections
On March 4th, Kenyans will vote in the country’s most complex and momentous elections to date. The build-up to the polls has been eagerly watched... Read More
Kenya – the quest for restorative justice
One clear element is that violence in Kenya has to do with community identities, particularly where the young males of society are concerned.
Addressing the culture of violence in Kenya
TransConflict is pleased to present a two-part analysis of the drivers of conflict in Kenya, focusing initially on the need for restorative justice – particularly... Read More
Youth as a bridge – peacebuilding in north-western Kenya
The emergence of locally-initiated and supported peacebuilding initiatives by young people - acting as change agents, mentors and leaders - is fostering a new paradigm in governance, development and peacebuilding amongst pastoralist communities in north-western Kenya.