Research Papers/Topics in Peace And Development Studies

The Salient Issues in the Distinction between the Old and New African Diaspora

The compartmentalisation of African diaspora reveals its complexities and affirms the need to widen the analytical lenses of African diaspora studies by interrogating the field’s conventional conceptions and boundaries. The conceptual challenges of the African diaspora also bedevil the definition of diaspora. In many cases, the term diaspora is used in a fuzzy and uncritical manner in which all manner of movements and migrations between countries and even within countries are encapsulated i...

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as a Tool for Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience in Nigeria

Background to the Study            Disaster is a sudden event such as flood, storm or accident which causes great damage or suffering (UNESCO, 2017). A disaster describes a situation where the occurrence of abnormal infrequent events that has impact on vulnerable communities, causing substantial damage, disruption and possible causalities and leaving the affected communities unable to function normally without external assistance (Kellogg, 2017). Otero and Marti (1995) define...

CONFLICT RESOLUTION IN NIGERIA: THE PROSPECT AND CHALLENGES FOR PEACE (A Case Study of Ife and Modakeke Crisis, Osun State)

ABSTRACT The conflict between the Ife and Modakeke appears to be a protracted and seemingly intractable intra-ethnic conflict that has continued to pit two groups of the same ethnic background against one another. This study, therefore examined the conflict resolution in Nigeria: the prospect and challenges for peace. The study found that the major causes of the conflict between Ife and Modakeke group include land issues, Ife-East Local Government, debate over Modakeke’s sovereignty, b...

IMPACT OF REFUGEE CRISIS ON HUMAN SECURITY IN NIGERIA (A CASE STUDY OF YOBE STATE)

ABSTRACTThis paper seeks to investigate the impact of refugees on human security in Yobe State, Nigeria and in the process posits that a refugee is someone who has been forced to flee his or her country because of persecution, war, or violence. A refuge has a well founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group. Most likely, they cannot return home or are afraid to do so. War and ethnic, tribal and religious ...

African Integration: European Union as a model for deepening African Union?

ABSTRACTThis work explores what the African Union (AU) in its African Economic Community objectives can learn from the way to the European Union (EU) Single Market. The AU through its 1991 Abuja Treaty set an objective of having an African Economic Community in Six stages, from Free Trade Area (FTA) in the various Regional Economic Communities (RECs), to a Continental Single Market and a Monetary and Economic Union. Since the AU’s style of achieving integration is through the building block...

THE IMPLICATION OF TERRORISM ON REGIONAL PEACE AND SECURITY: CASE STUDY OF BOKO HARAM

The terrorization of the Northern region by the Boko-Haram sect since 2009 have created fear in Nigeria and has brought about restlessness and insecurity in the country. The study examines the growth of this sect, efforts that has been made in addressing the challenges brought about by their nefarious activities but more importantly the implication on regional peace and security.The study is descriptive and the data obtained were both primary but mostly secondary sources. It was found that th...

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