The UNSC adopted a resolution which promotes the use of Chapter VI mechanisms in conflict prevention
Cautious optimism for this first step towards peace
Since Alassane Ouattara took the reigns of power in Cote d'Ivoire in May 2011, the country has been making solid progress towards an economic recovery. But ongoing security challenges are undermining the progress.
The breakdown of negotiations on oil exploitation between the two Sudans is about more than just oil revenue.
Some disturbing developments along the frontier of the world's newest country, the Republic of South Sudan. It would appear that the Sudanese airforce violated south Sudan's airspace and bombed a refugee camp near the border.
This is not news--but a report released this week by a consortium of NGOs and led by Platform, a British based non-profit--laid out the names, numbers, and details of the misconduct in a way that has transformed the conventional wisdom into unavoidable fact.
More analysis and consistent international coverage of the conflict in the Central African Republic is needed for a better understanding of how peacebuilding and conflict mitigation in the region as a whole can be pursued.
Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act is designed to protect American consumers from products containing conflict minerals. But will it help protect Congolese from the conflict itself?
Observers of the conflict in Côte d'Ivoire have been looking on with nervous anticipation as Laurent Gbagbo, the incumbent president who refuses to cede power, schemed and pulled every string to hang on to the presidency. The past week has seen the conflict escalate, as the situation is rapidly deteriorating.