RLS RESEARCH PAPERS ON PEACE AND CONFLICT STUDIES
IN WEST AND CENTRAL AFRICA

01/2020- Higher education and violent extremism in Nigeria and Cameroon

The aim and purpose of Muslim student associations in Cameroon and Nigeria is to serve the best interests of Islam by promoting unity and joint action. Islam is an essential element of the Chad Basin political societies in general and religious radicalization process in the region in particular. Ousmanou Adama, PhD MAROUA UNIVERSITY CAMEROON

 

01/2019- Escalating Conflicts in BURKINA FASO

 In October 2014, a popular uprising in Burkina Faso precipitated a military coup against twenty-seven-year incumbent Blaise Compaoré. After a fourteen-month transition, a failed coup in September 2015, and a presidential election the following month, President Roch Kaboré took office in December 2015. Alex Thurston

O2/2018- Traditional conflict resolution – a way out of the crisis? Insights on traditional institutions and the prospects for peace in Mali

 

 In early 2012, the West African state of Mali was plunged into a deep crisis following a coup d’état in Bamako and a rebellion of Tuareg-led movements and Islamist militant groups in the northern part of the country. Sonja Nietz

01/2018- Mali’s Tragic But Persistent Status Quo

Since 2012, northern Mali has been enveloped in armed conflict. Initially a separatist rebellion, the conflict has become a complex set of interlinked sub-conflicts. Alex Thurston