WPF is honored to have our report, ‘African Politics, African Peace,’ on the African Union’s role in mediating conflict, mentioned in an address by former President of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki, on 12 October 2021, before the UN Security Council. Below is the text of his speech, “Peacebuilding and sustainable peace: diversity, statebuilding […]Continue Reading →
By Chidi Odinkalu, Paulos Tesfagiorgis, Alex de Waal and Delia Burns
In March, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) established a joint investigation into alleged violations of human rights committed during the conflict in Tigray, Ethiopia. Controversially, the partner was the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC). The decision has been heavily criticized […]Continue Reading →
Proposal for Negotiated and Durable Ceasefire to Stop the Ongoing War in Northern Ethiopia
From Concerned Ethiopians, July 2021
We, the concerned Ethiopians, with many years of public service to our beloved nation, from diverse backgrounds and identities, and with different political leanings, share a common conviction that we must speak out publicly […]Continue Reading →
The planned shift to renewable energy will risk violence in fragile oil states.
Benjamin J. Spatz, Alex de Waal, Aditya Sarkar; Tegan BlaineContinue Reading →
Sexual violence is the brutal hallmark of the conflict that broke out in Tigray, Ethiopia last November.
Women and girls have been subjected to rape, gang rape, abduction, and mutilation of their sexual organs. Horrific reports tell of women having their vaginas cauterised with hot metal rods. The youngest survivor has been a girl […]Continue Reading →
Elizabeth Gray, Chirrilo Madut, Bol Mawien, Chris Newton, and Naomi Pendle
Humanitarians struggle to warn about, prevent, and respond to starvation when the population of concern is either small or large but not concentrated geographically. Perhaps nowhere else in the world is this challenge faced more frequently than in South Sudan. Over the last […]Continue Reading →
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