Political Transition and Power Transformation in Togo: Will Faure Gnassingbe Relinquish Power in 2015?
December 1, 2014
Boko Haram: Anatomy of an Islamist Rebellion
July 1, 2013
One year on, where are the Chibok schoolgirls?
April 14, 2015
Political Opportunity and the Conflict Landscape in Africa: Do we need new Paradigms?
October 12, 2015
Violent political contestation is associated with the majority of armed conflicts in Africa. Many scholars believe that politics poses the greatest obstacle to peace as well as the greatest opportunity for ending armed conflicts in the continent. Yet, it is not politics per se but expanding (or declining) political opportunities that is at the heart of the conflict question. This workshop explains what these opportunities are, how they are created or eroded, and why they are influential in provoking, escalating, or de-escalating armed conflicts on the continent.