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Female Peacekeepers: A Silver Lining In The Ongoing Mali Conflict? 1

As the conflict wages on, the UN is making a conscious effort to employ more women as peacekeepers in their Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). The push for gender equality is not only to empower local women but also to improve conflict resolution. Force Commander Lieutenant General Gyllensporre […]


Suicide Attack Kills Two Civilians And Injures A Number Of French Soldiers In Mali

In the West African nation of Mali, a car bombing occurred killing at least 2 civilians and injuring over 20 others including a number of French soldiers in Gao, a city located in the northern part of the country. Al-Jazeera reported that the French Army spokesman, Patrik Steiger, indicated that […]


Unaccompanied Migrant Children Denied Welfare In Paris

More than 200 unaccompanied migrant children are homeless and sleep on the streets every night in Paris, this is according to a report released by Human Rights Watch (HRW) on July 4. The report, “Like a Lottery: Arbitrary Treatment of Unaccompanied Migrant Children in Paris,” found that children are denied protection, food, shelter and […]


The Role Of Youth In Peace And Conflict In Africa

On December 9th, 2015, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) adopted one of the most ground-breaking resolutions in its history; UNSCR 2250 (2015) recognized the need for youths to play an “important and positive role in the maintenance and promotion of international peace security.” UNSCR resolution 2250 identified five key […]


Counter-Militancy Operations On The Mali-Niger Border

Twelve Tuareg have been killed in clashes on the Mali-Niger border. Sixteen gunmen appeared on motorbikes outside the town of Andéramboukane and opened fire on civilians on Thursday, April 26th. Among the victims were young children and the elderly. An MSA patrol gave chase to the assailants, saying it had […]


The Rising Threat Of ISIS-Affiliated Groups In Africa And The Impact On Civilians

On 24 November 2017, a suspected ISIS-linked attack is believed to be the worst terror attack on Egyptian soil. The Friday bomb and armed assault attack at an important Sufi mosque in Northern Sinai resulted in at least 235 people senselessly losing their lives and hundreds more injured. This attack, for […]