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Peacebuilding Interventions Programme

By | 2019-09-09T16:02:52+02:00 Aug 29th, 2019|Categories: Newsletter|

In July 2019 IJR’s Senior Project Leader Dr. Webster Zambara was in Uganda to facilitate Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution programmes at the Uganda Senior Police Command and Staff College at Bwebajja, outside the capital Kampala. Dr. Zambara introduced these overarching key concepts to a group of 37 senior police officers who form a new cohort embarking on further studies in Peace and Security with the United Nations University for Peace (UPEACE) Africa Programme.

The Anglophone crisis in Cameroon worsens the security situation in the Central Africa region

By | 2018-12-18T13:34:16+02:00 Dec 18th, 2018|Categories: Newsletter|

By Webster Zambara The recent election in Cameroon in which the long-serving octogenarian Paul Biya retained the presidency to extend his 36-year reign (by another 7 years) were marred by allegations of massive fraud, intimidation and low voter turnout. Nationally, only 54% of registered voters turned up. And in the volatile Anglophone region a paltry 10% [...]

The Land Question in the South African and Colombian Peace Processes

By | 2018-12-18T13:32:33+02:00 Dec 18th, 2018|Categories: Newsletter|

By Jonathan Cannard In November 2016 the Colombian government of President Juan Manuel Santos signed an agreement with the largest Colombian left-wing guerrilla organisation, ending a fifty-four year civil conflict. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army, known by its Spanish acronym FARC-EP, had waged the longest guerrilla struggle in the Western Hemisphere. The conflict killed [...]

White guilt doesn’t help anyone. It’s an unproductive endeavour that simply centres whiteness and is violent to Black and Brown people

By | 2018-12-18T13:16:51+02:00 Dec 18th, 2018|Categories: Newsletter|

By Ayesha Fakie Working in social justice especially in antiracism to form collective efforts to dismantle white oppression requires, many times, that we educate on the origins of white supremacy. While many know, especially in South Africa, a land infamous for Apartheid, that racism is a problem, the collective conscious, in our view, doesn’t really understand [...]

2018 in Review

By | 2018-12-18T13:13:30+02:00 Dec 18th, 2018|Categories: Newsletter|

2018 has been an epic year and in many respects. South Africa had to contend with a number of issues from the rise of Cyril Ramamphosa as the State President, to the discourses on land expropriation without compensation and the devastating reality of corruption, particularly through state capture.

Unpacking Male Supremacy, the Entitlement of Young White Men and Overt Links to the Intersectionality of Structural Oppression

By | 2018-10-05T09:28:59+02:00 Oct 2nd, 2018|Categories: Newsletter|

When I was young, maybe about 12 or 13, I wondered why women have it so much harder. Actually, I had wondered about it for a while; only at that age could I begin formulating it into an actual question.

The complexity of South African Youth & in particular, that of the Black condition

By | 2018-08-15T13:31:06+02:00 Jul 10th, 2018|Categories: Newsletter|Tags: , , , , , |

Throughout the month of June, we saw several youth ‘celebrations’ pertaining to one of the most significant turning points in our history - June 16. We need only to commemorate it as a way to remind ourselves that the struggles which the 1976 youth stood up for, persist today.

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