Updates on Francophone Africa

La Commission vérité, justice et réconciliation au Mali: un travail thérapeutique indispensable WATHI Debate on rfi.fr Quel bilan pour Issoufou et quels défis pour son successeur? Apa NEWS: Tatiana Smirnova, chercheuse associée au Sahel Research Group (Université de Floride),dresse le bilan des deux quinquennats du président sortant, Mahamadou Issoufou, et décrit les défis qui attendent son successeur. Boko Haram : La violence contre les civils s’intensifie dans le nord du Cameroun Read more on Centre d’études stratégiques de l’Afrique Five civilians killed in Algeria The defense ministry declared it is the deadliest attack targeting civilians in recent years. Read more on Arabnews.com Forty-six civilians feared killed in eastern Congo attack Forty-six civilians are reported to have been killed in an attack by suspected Ugandan Islamist militants Allied Democratic Forces (ADF). The armed group is believed to have killed more than 1,000 civilians in Eastern Congo since the start of 2019 (UN figures). Read more on Reuters    

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Race & Security: A Security Studies Call for Papers, Extended submission deadline ( May 1, 2021)

This summer has witnessed unprecedented global protests against the systemic injustices meted out to racial (and other) minorities around the world. It is no secret that the fields of international relations in general, and of security studies in particular, have largely overlooked the question of race, and some scholars continue to assert that racial hierarchies are not driving forces in international relations and security. This summer’s events have reminded us of our field’s longstanding collective blind spot and of the ways in which its dominant discourses have often marginalized scholarship centered on race. To that end, Security Studies is issuing a call for both individual papers and special issue/forum proposals at the intersection of race and security. We envision that contributions will, from their particular vantage point, address some aspect of the following: Have, and how have, racial categories, relations, and hierarchies constituted and shaped features and dynamics of international and national (in)security and violence? Have, and how have, features and dynamics of international and national (in)security and violence constituted and shaped racial categories, relations, and hierarchies? The editors will organize accepted individual submissions on these themes into a special issue or forum. That would not preclude, however, the publication […]

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