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    Building social cohesion in post-conflict situations

    Governance and Social Development Resource Centre, 2016
    What are the approaches being taken by donors, CSOs and others to build social cohesion in post-conflict societies? How effective are these approaches?
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    Rapid fragility and migration assessment for Sudan: Rapid Literature Review

    Governance and Social Development Resource Centre, 2016
    This literarure report provides a literature review from Desk  based research. Sudan is a source, transit, and destination country for migrants. Sudanese migrants are a mixed group of refugees and asylum seekers, economic migrants and, to a lesser extent, foreign students .
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    Preventing violent extremism in Kenya: policy options

    Centre for Human Rights and Policy Studies, 2016
    For a long time, the Kenyan government, and security agencies in particular, relied on security-focused measures to address violent extremism. Some of these measures have resulted in serious violations of the individual rights and liberties of people, and the profiling of Somalis and Muslims on ethnic and religious lines.
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    Then and now: How the United Nations Peacebuilding Architecture is meeting its mandate

    African Centre for Constructive Resolution of Disputes, 2015
    Since its creation in 2005, the United Nations (UN) Peacebuilding Architecture (PBA) has scored some successes in terms of increasing opportunities for financing of peacebuilding efforts and working with governments in this area.
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    Picking up the pieces: Liberia’s peacebuilding efforts post-Ebola

    African Centre for Constructive Resolution of Disputes, 2015
    Liberia is at a critical juncture in terms of its ability to maintain its hard-won peace and ensure that its reconciliation and sustainable development efforts are not derailed.
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    Reclaiming protection of civilians under international humanitarian law: reflections from the Oslo global conference

    African Centre for Constructive Resolution of Disputes, 2015
    Over the past sixty years, international humanitarian law (IHL) has established a comprehensive legal framework for the protection of civilians (PoC) in armed conflicts. There is broad consensus that these guidelines afford non-combatants significant protections from the effects of military operations − provided they are carefully implemented by all sides to a conflict.
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    When refugees cannot return home: A conflict conundrum in Africa’s Great Lakes region

    African Centre for Constructive Resolution of Disputes, 2016
    The large number of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the Great Lakes region poses immense challenges to peacebuilding processes within the countries affected, as well as in that entire conflict system. An influx of refugees impacts peace and security, citizenship considerations, as well as cross-border and ethnic confl icts, among others.
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    Roots of the Syrian crisis

    Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, India, 2016
    In December 2010, when trouble erupted in Tunisia, the Arab countries of West Asia and North Africa were mired in serious problems. In the entire Arab world, political freedom was at a premium, to varying degrees. There was large scale unemployment. Benefits of economic growth were cornered by a few; and the younger generation was restive.
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    Conflict briefing notes: conflict briefing No.33, February 2015

    Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme, 2016
    Attacks by Jamaatu Ahlis-Sunna Liddaawati W al Jihad (JAS) persisted in February despite government and military claims that the group had been contained. Recent comments attributed to the Nigerian army command suggest that the military is perplexed by the resilience of JAS and has commenced investigations to ascertain the reasons behind the group's subsistence.
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    Conflict briefing notes: conflict briefing No.32, January 2016

    Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme, 2016
    The Nigerian military sustained its attacks on locations and supply networks of the Jamaatu Ahlis-Sunna Liddaawati W al Jihad (JAS). Despite the successful counter-insurgency initiatives, JAS retained its capability to launch both suicide bomb and guerrilla attacks on soft targets, notably Dalori and Gamori villages in Borno and Goniri T own in Y obe where about 100 persons were killed.

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