Will they, won't they? Africa's third-term presidents

By Kevin McCann: Peace Direct's Local Peacebuilding Experts come together to discuss key issues in a new series of reports. Read more »

The role of local peacebuilding organisations in CAR

By Ruairi Nolan: A short report on the role of local organisations in peacebuilding and atrocity prevention in CAR. Read more »

Are the bad times returning to Zimbabwe?

By Edward Chinhanhu: Between 2008 and 2009, Zimbabwe experienced a devastating social, economic and political crisis. Despite an impressive recovery, when Edward Chinhanhu visited Harare recently he found worrying signs that the old crisis was returning. Read more »

Three women in three major roles: coincidence or a step towards equality and empowerment?

By Ambika Pokhrel: Nepal currently has a female President, Speaker of the Parliament and Chief Justice, a big step for a country that has been struggling for equality. Read more »

Peacebuilding prospects in Abkhazia

By Tamar Lagurashvili: Whilst the conflict between Georgians and Abkhazians has contributed to icy relations, local organisations on the ground have an important role to play in rebuilding trust, says Tamar Lagurashvili. Read more »

Somalia: will its refugee and displacement crises ever be solved?

By Abdiwahab M. Aliand Badra Yusuf: A combination of human and natural disasters has generated a repeated wave of refugees in Somalia. Abdiwahab M. Ali and Badra Yusuf discuss the difficulties. Read more »

Reconciliation and justice in Kashmir

By Ashima Kaul: Now that the return of Kashmiri Pandits is on the political cards, complex ideas of identity and reconciliation are coming to the fore.  Read more »

When celebration turns to blood: South Sudan's fifth anniversary

By George O'Ngoha: South Sudan's fifth anniversary should have been a time of celebration. Instead it turned into blood and violence on the streets, says George O'Ngoha.  Read more »

Who guards the guardians in Burkina Faso?

By Boris Somé: Civil society has played a key role in Burkina Faso’s transition to democracy. But independent organisations must stay independent for real change Read more »

Congolese concern: will Kabila stand?

By Maguy Libebele: DR Congo President Joseph Kabila is yet to declare whether he will  stand in this year’s election. The uncertainty is scaring people, says Maguy Libebele.  Read more »