Research Papers/Topics in History and Diplomatic Studies

Disarmament and Demobilization A Path to Peace in Tigray, Amhara, and Oromia

Disarmament and demobilization efforts in Tigray, Amhara, and Oromia are crucial steps towards achieving lasting peace in Ethiopia. By removing the presence of armed groups, rebuilding trust among different ethnic communities, and addressing underlying grievances, the country can overcome its ethnic divisions and work towards a prosperous future for all its citizens. International support and long-term solutions are vital to ensure the success of these efforts and pave the way for a more peac...

Elite Politics in Ethiopia Dynamics and Implications

Elite politics in Ethiopia remains a critical factor in the country's governance and development. The competition for power, resources, and influence among different elite groups, fueled by ethnic and regional interests, can both shape and hinder political processes and socioeconomic progress. Addressing the challenges associated with elite politics requires efforts to foster inclusive governance, promote dialogue, and encourage the emergence of a shared national identity that transcends ethn...

Sustainable Development in Bayelsa State - The Role of Civil Society Organisations

This paper uses an historical approach to bring to light the roles played by Civil Societies in ensuring sustainable development in Bayelsa State of Nigeria. In this paper, the meaning, nature and attributes of Civil Society organizations are established. The paper further establishes the important roles that civil society organizations have played in economic, social and political development of Bayelsa State, since its creation on October 1st, 1996.

Foreign Intervention and Peace Building in Mogadishu, Somalia

ABSTRACT This study had the main objective to establish the role of foreign intervention in the peace building of Mogadishu, Somalia. The researcher was motivated by the fact that there was little progress in the peace building process in Mogadishu. The study was guided by the following objectives 1) to examine the foreign intervention strategies employed in Mogadishu Somalia 2) to assess the peace building process in Mogadishu, Somalia and 3) to establish a relationship between the foreign i...

The Refugee Influx and Security in Uganda: A Case Study of Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement

TABLE OF CONTENTSDECLARATIONAPPROVALDEDICATION iiiACKNOWLEDGEMENT ivABSTRACTLIST OF TABLES ixCHAPTER ONE 1INTRODUCTION 11.1 Introduction1 .2 Background of the Study1.3 Statement of the Problem 21.4 Purpose of the study 31.5 Research objectives 31.6 Research question 31.7 Hypothesis 41.8 Scope ofthe study 41.8.1 Content scope 41.8.2 Geographical Scope 41.8.3 Time scope 41 .9 Significance of the study s1.10 The Conceptual Framework 6CHAPTER TWOLITERATURE REVIEW 72,1 Introduction 72.1.lTheoretic...

CONFLICT AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION IN KOLOKUMA CLAN

This work investigates conflict and conflict resolution mechanisms in Kolokuma clan, In Kolokuma clan in Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government area of Bayelsa; using some instances of conflict and how these conflicts were resolved. The work also documents the impact of these conflicts on the people of Kolokuma in Bayelsa State of Nigeria. Kolokuma clan is comprised of ten   communities that have had a very close intergroup relations since the pre-colonial. The work looks at the economic...

RISE OF EXTREMIST MILITANT GROUPS IN WEST AFRICA

  A lot of researches have already been carried out on the origin and activities of the Boko Haram terrorist, but this particular research aims to look at the Boko Haram sect from a historical perspective. This is due to the fact that there is still a lot of “middle ground” as to the motive and motif behind the activities and operations of Boko Haram in Nigeria. Hence, this study attempts to reveal the motive behind the formation of Boko Haram, by investigating its activities and ope...

THE SIGNIFICANCE OF KOLOKUMA CLAN IN THE NIGER DELTA AGITATIONS

Groups in the Niger Delta region have agitated against political authorities and companies since the pre-colonial times. In the post-colonial era, the agitations have been against multinational oil corporations and the Federal Government of Nigeria. Most of these agitations are traced to the exploration and exploitation of oil in the region. Crude oil was first discovered in commercial quantities in Oloibiri in present day Ogbia Local Area of Bayelsa State, Nigeria, in 1956. Since then, many ...

THE UNITED NATIONS AND HUMAN RIGHTS ENFORCEMENT A CASE STUDY OF SOUTH SUDAN

TABLES OF CONTENTSDECLARATION .iiAPPROVAL iiiDEDICATION ivCHAPTER ONE IGENERAL INTRODUCTION I1.0 Inttoduction II . I I3aekground of the Study 11.2 Statement of the Problem 3I.] Objectives of the study 41.3. General Objective 41.3.2 Specific Objectives 51.4 Research Questions 51.5 Scope of the Study 515.1 Qeographical Scope 515.2 Content Scope S1.5.3 Time Scope 51.6 Significance of the Study 61.7 Definitions of key concepts 8CHAPTER TWO 9LITERATURE REVIEW 92.0 Introduction 92.] Theoretical Fra...

Nigeria’s Foreign Trade Policy Objectives and the World Trade Organisation’s Objectives and Principles, Structure and the Efficacy of the New Director General in Influencing the Foreign Trade

Introduction. 1.What are the objectives and principles of Nigerian foreign trade policies? Nigeria, being a developing country and an emerging market, has her foreign trade policies predicated on industrialization and proliferation of Nigerian –owned businesses rather than open policies aimed at saturation of its market. This is a corollary to the “Buy Nigeria” campaign by the government. It is common knowledge and practice that developing nations don’t stand a chance of competing aga...

Demilitarizing and Democratizing the Appointment of NYSC Director General: Forging Civil- Military Relations

The paper examines trends and patterns of appointment of Director Generals of the National Youth Service Corps Scheme (hereafter refers to NYSC). The problematic of the paper is anchors on the following posers: could one stretch the history of NYSC beyond the military era of General Yakubu Gowon Retired? Why are army officer usually appointed as Director Generals of the Scheme to the exclusion of Air force and Navy officers? Are there legal provisions or an Acts that provides for perennial ap...

Nigeria’s Technical Aid Corps Engagement in The Gambia, 1987-2012: A Neglected Aspect of Nigerian Foreign Relations

Nigeria’s Technical Aid Corps (TAC) is one of the major planks of the Nigerian foreign policy constructed to complement the nation’s traditional diplomacy. Under its platform, Nigerian educational and cultural talents have been showcased to the world particularly in the African, Caribbean and the Pacific regions. The chapter falls in love with The Gambia of the West African sub-region due to the under representation of this aspect in the historical narrative of the bilateral relations bet...

Religious Tolerance in The Gambia, 1965-2016: Lessons for Nigeria

The Gambia christened the “smiling coast of Africa” is home of hospitality and religious tolerance. Arising from decades of peace its ethnic and religious elements enjoyed the country has continued to attract foreigners as tourist state. The concern of this paper is not so much with aquatic status of The Gambia as a tourist state, but how its’ Christian and Muslim groups has been able to maintain peace. The emphasis of the paper is on Christianity and Islam, because African Tradition...

Ethiopia and China 50 Years of Diplomatic Relation

Both China and Ethiopia are countries with a long history, ancient civilization, and splendid culture. The exchanges and friendship between the Chinese and Ethiopian people can be traced back to ancient times. This relationship has reached a greater level over the last two decades. Currently, the bilateral relations are multifacetedly benefiting both sides. Many Chinese companies are engaged in several development projects in Ethiopia. The socio-cultural relationship between the two countries...

The Role of African Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA) To strengthen cooperation between Ethiopia and America

The introduction of AGOA has also created an opportunity for the export of additional products like textile and apparel as well as leather products. Ethiopia’s utilization of the opportunity is still too low to claim the realization of AGOA’s objective of bringing economic growth and development as well as integration to the regional and global economy satisfactorily. In terms of utilization of the AGOA’s opportunity, there is a lack of diversity across sectors: the textile and leather ...


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