Tag: peace

What have we learnt from AU’s mission in Somalia on urban peacekeeping?

In an ever more urbanising world, peacekeepers will increasingly operate in cities. How do attacks against the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) affected the peacekeepers’ ability to operate in Mogadishu?

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed wins 2019 Nobel Peace Prize

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his peacemaking efforts with Eritrea.

What you need to know about the president of Eritrea’s upcoming historic visit to Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Eritrea’s president will make a historic visit to Ethiopia this weekend, cementing a stunning rapprochement with his giant neighbour after a generation of mutual hate and mistrust. Isaias Afwerki...

What you need to know about the peace deal between Ethiopia and Eritrea

Shutterstock Martin Plaut, School of Advanced Study This week Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed visited neighbouring Eritrea, to be greeted by President Isaias Afwerki. The vast crowds that thronged the normally quiet streets of...

Here’s how peace deal between Ethiopia and Eritrea could benefit Horn of Africa

No one saw it coming, but a lasting peace deal may have finally arrived for Ethiopia and its longtime sparring partner, Eritrea. The two countries, which share a common culture, language, and...

Nigeria almost triples budget for Niger Delta amnesty

Nigeria has almost tripled the budget for an amnesty programme for militants in its oil-producing heartland, the presidency said on Saturday, a key factor in maintaining a tenuous peace in the Niger Delta and supporting crude production.

Mali ethnic militia group says it will lay down its arms

Many ethnic Peuhl, or Fulani, people live in the region of Mopti and rear cattle, practicing a pastoralist or nomadic lifestyle.

U.N. Security Council pushes for peaceful Congo transition

The visit by diplomats from countries on the council on Saturday and Sunday aimed to break the deadlock over whether Kabila should step down