Author: Tudi Nathalie

Former African Head Of State Sentenced To Life Imprisonment

May 30th 2016 will not be soon forgotten in the history of peace and justice in Africa. The news came as great wave of relief to Chadians in particular and Africans in general; Hissene Habre 74, former Chadian president (1982 -1990 ) was sentenced to life imprisonment for crimes against

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Conflict In Burundi: One Year Later

One year after violent civil unrest broke out in the Central African State of Burundi last April, the United Nations Agency for Refugees reports that almost 260,000 people have been displaced. An estimated 430 have been killed and 3,400 arrested, says International Criminal Court Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda. This precarious predicament has

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Refugees: Down Or Destroyed?

There is hardly a word more frequently used on media these days than the word “refugee”. It has brought debates of a global magnitude to individuals, groups of individual, and policy-makers. The present refugee crisis plaguing Europe and affecting the world has been termed the worst since World War II, recording an

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Mozambique Victoriously Declared Free from Land Mines

About 183 square feet of land has been cleared of explosives in the East African state of Mozambique. After over 19 years of work, the HALO Trust charity in charge of clearance, reports some 171, 000 land mines have been removed since 1993. According to the BBC, the mines were

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Shoot Their Doctrines: A Reflection On Peace

A New York Times report released on August 13th has caught the attention of the mainstream media. The report tells the story of victims of terrorism and the propagation of an Islamic state rape theology. Here are excerpts from the story: “In the moments before he raped the 12-year-old girl,

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U.N. Cracks Down on Sexual Abuse Committed by Peacekeepers

  Senegalese Army General Babacar Gaye, head of peacekeeping missions in the Central African Republic since 2014, has been sacked. According to the BBC, this comes after several allegations of sexual abuse by UN peacekeeping forces in the Central African Republic and other crisis areas in the world. This week

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Nigeria-Cameroon: Together for Peace

Once again Nigeria and Cameroon have taken the frontline in showing the world; peace is possible. After the Green Tree Accord of June 2012, that ended violent conflicts over the oil rich Bakassi peninsula, the two countries have decided they have more things keeping them together than they do pulling

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A Day In The History Of Conflicts: How Burundi Got Here

It was a decade and more of an obdurate civil war in Burundi (1994 -2005) then for a moment It felt like peace would come, but it did not. What happened anyway? Burundi is sadly back on the list of ongoing conflicts in Africa. In April this year Pierre Nkurunziza

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Peace Has A Price: The Case Of Dylann Roof

Peace comes with a price and sometimes only one party appears to bear the cost, but in opting for peace we ultimately are better winners for peace is forever better than war Dylann Roof, 21, charged with nine counts of murder and a bond set at $1 million dollars. He

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NIGERIA: The Fight Against Boko Haram Takes a New Twist.

Nigeria’s Military Command Centre has moved from Abuja to the country’s northeastern largest city and capital of Borno state – Maiduguri. Following arrangements between President Muhammad Buhari and Nigerian Army authorities, the move is reported to have taken effect today Tuesday June 9th. The Military Command and Control Center for

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Women: Weapon Of Warfare Or Instrument Of Peace

  The global move by the United Nations and civil society organizations to Integrate women into circles of peace building is repeatedly under attack. Terrorist groups are putting up strategies to water down efforts made by the International community to empower women as instruments of peace building by disarming women

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Boko Haram: Girls Back and Pregnant-UNFPA

About 214 girls and young women out of the over 600 women rescued since last week from the terrorist group Boko Haram by the Nigerian military are reported to be pregnant.  This release by the UN Population Fund was made on Sunday May 3rd by the executive director to  Nigeria,

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Civilian Casualties On The Rise In Yemen

The continuous clash between Houthi rebels and forces loyal to president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi in Yemen has resulted in an upsurge of cases of human rights abuses and disregard for International humanitarian law. A UNICEF report on April 24th, states that 115 children have been killed and 172 others injured

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