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Seminar: Western Sahara – Africa’s Last Colony 
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Seminar: Western Sahara – Africa’s Last Colony 

The seminar “Western Sahara – Africa’s Last Colony ” was held at the University of Pretoria in the Merensky library auditorium on October 12 2022. It addressed the issue of human rights violation and territorial encroachment of Western Sahara by Morocco with 5 panellists sharing their views on possible ways forward to resolve the problem peacefully....

Public Lecture: Strategies to Address Increasing Security Challenges in Africa in the Context of Violent Extremism by H.E. Mr. Abdisaid Muse Ali
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Public Lecture: Strategies to Address Increasing Security Challenges in Africa in the Context of Violent Extremism by H.E. Mr. Abdisaid Muse Ali

First, Dr. Sokfa reiterated the CMA’s uncompromising commitment to peacebuilding, including identifying transformative solutions to violent extremism in Africa, then thanked everyone for coming.  He introduced Amb Welile Nhlapo to the podium, who noted that ACCORD found it necessary to take this opportunity to discuss the topic because of the growing trend of violent extremist...

Book Launch: Civil Society Narratives of Violence and Shaping the Transitional Justice Agenda in Zimbabwe
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Book Launch: Civil Society Narratives of Violence and Shaping the Transitional Justice Agenda in Zimbabwe

On 12 September 2022 the Centre for Mediation in Africa (CMA) launched a book titled ‘Civil Society Narratives of Violence and Shaping of the Transitional Justice Agenda inZimbabwe’ authored by CMA researcher Dr Chenai Matshaka. The book launch was attended by members of the CMA team, students from the department of Political Sciences, as well...

Book Launch – Leadership, Nation-building and War in South Sudan: The Problems of Statehood and Collective Will by Dr Sonja Theron
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Book Launch – Leadership, Nation-building and War in South Sudan: The Problems of Statehood and Collective Will by Dr Sonja Theron

On 16th August Dr. Sonja Theron’s book “Leadership, War and Nation-building in South Sudan” was launched at Future Africa in Pretoria, South Africa. The event was hosted by The Centre for Mediation in Africa, in collaboration with the African Leadership Centre. View Event Report: Book Launch – Leadership, Nation-building and War in South Sudan: The...