Female Congolese Fighters (Photo: Mai Mai Shetani/FDP, Buramba military base, Nyamilima, North Kivu, DRC)

Conflict in Africa: Why It Persists

October 24, 2016

After years of decline, conflict in Africa has recently been increasing. Paul Williams, Amb. Phillip Carter, Ibrahim Wani, and Kate Almquist Knopf provided insight on why conflict persists in Africa at a roundtable hosted by the Africa Center.

African Conflict Management in a Time of Change

May 4, 2016

As violent conflicts emerge across the continent, African institutions are increasingly called on to respond. The Africa Center hosted a public roundtable that discussed African-led efforts at conflict management and resolution.

Resolving Africa’s Conflicts: Toward an African Model of Peace Operations

March 21, 2016

The Africa Center for Strategic Studies held a public roundtable to discuss the implications of Africa’s new conflict environment on peacebuilding, the African Standby Forces, and the international community.

Colombian army (Photo: Mrnico1092)

Lessons for Africa from Colombia’s Counter-Insurgency Experience

March 7, 2016

On the occasion of the release of A Great Perhaps? Colombia: Conflict and Convergence, the Africa Center hosted a discussion that assessed relevant lessons from the Colombian experience for Africa.