Can education really reduce armed group recruitment?
Somalia has experienced civil war for almost 30 years, and with over 70 per cent of its population is under 30 years of age, youth... Read More
Building peace through border control in Puntland, Somalia
In response to escalating regional violence, the Puntland administration has tightened its borders and imposed a ban on trucks. Border control is beneficial to the... Read More
Somalia – will its refugee and displacement crises ever be solved?
With over a million people internally displaced across the country, additional refugees from Dadaab could surely overwhelm Somalia. There are, however, a number of approaches... Read More
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.
The Somali Observatory of Conflict and Violence Prevention from Somalia
TransConflict is pleased to showcase the work of the Somali Observatory of Conflict and Violence Prevention from Somalia, a member of the Global Coalition for Conflict... Read More
That sinking feeling in Somalia? The trouble with NGOs in the Horn of Africa
There has been welcome progress in the NGO sector in Somalia during recent years, with many new organisations setting up around the country. However, questions... 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?
On the mathematics of war
By pulling raw data from the news and plotting it onto a graph, Sean Gourley and his team have come up with a stunning conclusion... Read More
Integrating Somali women into peacebuilding processes
Despite the great strides they have been made in cementing peace in Somalia, women remain marginalized from such processes. As such, the forgotten heroines of peacebuilding... Read More
Empowering the forgotten heroines of peacebuilding – the Somali Women
Women have played an indispensable role in conflict transformation and peacebuilding in Somaliland, despite a lack of recognition and marginalization from formal peacebuilding efforts in... Read More
Somalia – peace on a platter of gold
It is only by building democratic institutions that the present and future generations of Somali leaders will be inspired to continue the country’s progress towards national... Read More
Uganda must stay the course in Somalia
Following a critical UN report alleging that Uganda and Rwanda have been supporting the March 23 Movement (M23) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Uganda has... Read More