How a local peacebuilding network helped stop the spread of Ebola in Liberia

By Nat B. Walker: Liberian civil society played a crucial role in getting the Ebola outbreak under control. Read more »

October 2015

By Monthly Newsletter: This month’s Insight on Conflict newsletter features articles on locally-led peacebuilding in DR Congo, countering extremism in Afghanistan and more. Read more »

20 years of filming conflicts: building trust through documentaries in Georgia

By Tornike Zurabashvili: Tornike Zurabashvili, looks at the work of Studio Re who work on both sides of the conflict to share stories of peace and reconciliation. Read more »

Kyrgyzstan’s election campaign: the struggle for peace

By Inga Sikorskaya: With parliamentary elections due to take place on October 4th in Kyrgyzstan, Inga Sikorskaya describes some of the problems that threaten the chances of a peaceful campaign. Read more »

How to end the conflict in Colombia? Intellectuals and activists gather to discuss

By Alana Poole: Alana Poole reports from an event led by a leading Colombian peacebuilding organisation that brought together a dynamic group of intellectuals and activists. Read more »

Sierra’s Leone’s constitutional crisis: the final verdict

By Abdul Brima: Sierra Leone’s Supreme Court has ruled in support of the sacking of a vice president. The verdict has important implications for peace. Read more »

Living Peace in the DRC: a couple and country in need of healing

By Alexa Hassink and Nadia Shabani: A new short film tells the story of a couple living in the DR Congo, and their recovery from atrocities experienced during the recurrent conflict. Read more »

Violence escalates on India-Pakistan border

By Zafar Iqbal: Increased military activity across the line of control is causing families to flee in India and Pakistan. Zafar Iqbal reports. Read more »

Governing Guinea-Bissau: a return to the politics of the past?

By Tomas Serna: Political unrest in Guinea-Bissau has left many fearing a return to the instability of the past. Tomas Serna discusses recent events. Read more »

Military coup in Burkina Faso: report from the ground

By Boris Somé: Peace Direct’s Local Correspondent for Burkina Faso, Boris Some, reports from the ground on the military coup Read more »