Nina Forgwe

About Nina Forgwe

Executive Director of the Organization for World Peace, African Region. Nina Forgwe is a graduate from the Pan African University Institute of Governance, Humanities and Social Sciences- African Union Commission from where she holds a Master's degree in Governance and Regional Integration. Nina also holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree from the University of Buea, Cameroon. Being from the Central African Sub region which is affected by the Boko Haram insurgency, she has developed an interest in the cycle of conflict; its prevention, management and resolution. She, therefore, dedicates her time to furthering the idea of non-combative conflict resolution through her work with the OWP.

The African Union Adopts The AU Peace Fund: The Drive Towards Sustainable Peace And Stability

In fulfillment of the commitment by the Heads of State and Government, made in 2015, to finance 25 percent of the cost of AU peace support operations, the African Union has taken the groundbreaking decision to institute a levy of 0.2 percent on eligible imports in order to address the […]

The Turkey Coup Attempt: A Black Stain on Democracy, a Threat to Regional Security

Istanbul, the city that lies in two continents, experienced waves of shock when forces loyal to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan quashed a coup attempt by some members of the military that began Friday evening and devolved into turmoil and violence. The attempted coup appeared to crumble in the early […]

US, Somalia Launch New Chapter in Diplomatic Relations

Twenty-five years after pulling out its diplomatic mission from Somalia, the United States has filled a diplomatic void by swearing in an ambassador to Somalia. Ambassador Stephen Schwartz took his oath in Washington, following his Senate confirmation in May. The new Ambassador will be taking over from James Bishop who […]

Al Qaeda Reveals Names of Jihadist in the Ivory Coast Attack; Blames Attack on Revenge Against France

  Hamza El-Fulani, Abderrahmane El-Fulani and Abderrahmane El-Ansari were the three attackers who killed 18 people in Grand Bassam, a seaside town several miles from Abidjan according to a statement released by Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). According to the statement, the attackers simply followed the instructions of […]

18 Killed in Attack on Ivory Coast Hotels: Al Qaeda Affiliate Claims Responsibility

Gunmen opened fire on picnickers and swimmers enjoying a perfect day at three hotels in the beach resort city of Grand-Bassam about 40 kilometres (25 miles) from Ivory Coast’s capital Abidjan, killing 18 people and leaving several more injured. According to Ivorian Officials, four French Citizens and a German woman […]

Cameroon: 22 Dead in Double Bomb Blast at the Meme Market, Far North Region

At least 22 people have been killed and over 50 others injured after a double bomb attack in the Meme Market on Friday, February 19th 2016 orchestrated by Boko Haram. The bombs were concealed in some market cargo and detonated around 8:35 am (local time) at the beginning of the […]

Central African Republic: More Cases Of Sexual Abuse By UN Peacekeepers; When Will It End?

‘A 7-year-old girl interviewed in the Central African Republic (CAR) said she had to perform sexual acts on soldiers in exchange for water and cookies’. The United Nations (UN) has expressed outrage and shame at fresh allegations of sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR). In […]

Central African Republic (CAR): Half of the Population Faces Hunger

  Following an emergency food security assessment, the World Food Program (WFP) has reported that about 2.5 million people; approximately half of Central African Republic’s (CAR) population have been affected by an intense hunger crisis. People have been forced to resort to extreme measures to survive and feed their families. […]

Cameroon: 13 People Killed in Suicide Bombing in Kouyape Village

13 people have been killed after a bomb detonated during a prayer session in the village of Kouyape 10 kilometres from Kolofata in the Far North Region of Cameroon. The suicide bomber who had joined the lay faithful in the early hours of Wednesday the 13th, January 2016 in the […]

Iran Accuses Saudi Arabia of Striking its Yemen Embassy as Tensions Grow

The recent airstrikes in Yemen by Saudi Arabian led coalition forces have triggered tensions in the region as the Iranian government accused Saudi Arabia of intentionally striking its embassy in Yemen. According to state-run IRIB News, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari laid the blame on Saudi Arabia; calling […]