Name anything needed for a good life - adequate food, health care, education, jobs, shelter. All of them depend on peace and stability. Although most African countries enjoy relative peace, conflicts are flaring across the continent, threatening lives and livelihoods - and in some regions, undermining national cohesion. In collaboration with African media partners and African researchers and research organizations, the AllAfrica Foundation is examining the tough issues of peacebuilding. The need for more informed, research-based peacebuilding strategies for Africa - conflict prevention and interventions and post-conflict peacekeeping - is known to specialists in the field, but even they often lack facts and data from areas outside their specialized expertise. A key element of this initiative is giving voice and visibility to the work of African scholars and researchers in universities and policy institutes.
AllAfrica's peacebuilding reporting, published on AllAfrica and freely available to online, print and broadcast media, is supported by funding from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, a philanthropic organization.
LISTEN: AllAfrica's Juanita Williams is joined by veteran Niger journalist Gare Amadou, and peacebuilding researchers Professor Ibrahim Bangura and Dr Festus Kofi Aubyn to provide insights in to what the situation in the Sahel is, with a special focus on Niger in light of the August coup and subsequent military rule.