Stratagems

  • Ubuntukids

    Cry Freedom and the Power of Good Journalism

    Cry Freedom and the Power of Good Journalism by Shannon Sutherland, CEO of Girl Smart Africa … Foreword by Karim Ajania, Editor-in-Chief African Peace Journal Foreword In the racially segregated Nairobi, Kenya of the 1950’s, my grandmother, a schoolteacher who I write about in African …

  • Africa6 Copy

    Children in Dire Straits by Nils Feller

    Children in Dire Straits A case study on Irregular Migration of Egyptian Unaccompanied Migrant Children About the Author Nils Feller is a Programme Officer at the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and is based in Cairo, Egypt. German by origin, Nils spent large parts of …

  • Congo Refs

    Peace Potential in Congo through an Ubuntu Room

    The African Peace Journal launched its first prototype concept of an “Ubuntu Room” in the Congo this year, 2016. In the following video, which was filmed by African Peace Journal’s Filmmaker/Photographer-in-Residence, Pascal Bashombana, Pascal interviews a veteran Congolese journalist who describes his future hopes and …

  • Kidsgreen

    The Scramble for Africa’s Economy

    The Scramble for Africa’s Economy by Colin Yoon In order to understand the exploitation currently underway in Africa, it is first necessary to understand Europe’s relationship with Africa. The ‘Scramble for Africa’ took place in the nineteenth century when European countries began to take over …

  • SOUTH SUDAN

    Migration Crisis Amidst EU Chaos by Paul Priest

    The purpose of this article is to highlight what I see to be a critical point in EU policy development and public perception as relating to the migration crisis. Under pressure to act, leaders will provide extensive support to Syrian refugees, whilst tightening border management …

  • Ubuntufeet

    The Ubuntu Stratagem

    Utu and peace sustaining heritage of Africa South of the Sahara by Sultan Somjee, PhD. About Sultan Somjee Working as an ethnographer in Kenya, Sultan Somjee collected material culture, staged exhibitions and trained young Kenyans. He also listened to the stories that emerged from the …

  • Rootspeace

    Peace in Cultural Spaces

    Remembrance of Peace in Cultural Spaces: Journeys of Community Peace Museums by Sultan Somjee PhD, Founder, Community Peace Museums Heritage Foundation (CPMHF) 17th March, 2014 I started working on Kenya’s material culture in early 1970s at the Institute of African Studies, University of Nairobi. My work …

  • Drawing

    Artist Drawing Stratagem

    In 2005, Human Rights Watch investigators traveled to camps along the Chad-Sudan border of refugee men, women and children from Darfur. During interviews with these refugees, Human Rights Watch investigators gave children paper and crayons to keep them occupied while they gathered testimony from the …

  • Stephen

    Satyagraha Stratagem

    Thoughts on satyāgraha as a stratagem for peace  Mandela invoked Gandhi’s nonviolent campaigns as a reference for mass action — up to a point. He noted: “I called for nonviolent protest for as long as it was effective.” — Roger Cohen, The New York Times, December 12, …

  • Grannies

    African Grandmothers

    A conversation between Paola Gianturco and Twesigye Jackson Kaguri Kelly (moderator): Paola and Jackson, could you both share your respective experiences as they relate to the power of grandmothers as effective community builders? Jackson: Growing up in rural Uganda in Africa, we all learned so …

  • Girlsoldier

    African Child Soldiers

    A conversation between Chloé Suberville and Child Soldier researcher Professor Myriam Denov   About Chloé Suberville Chloé Suberville is completing a Bachelor of Arts at McGill University with a major in International Development and a double minor in Political Science and Sociology, and is concurrently part of …

  • Streets

    African Street Children

    A conversation between Chloé Suberville and former African street child Pascal Bashombana   About Chloé Suberville Chloé Suberville completed a Bachelor of Arts at McGill University with a major in International Development and a double minor in Political Science and Sociology, and is concurrently part of …

  • Conflict

    African Conflict Zones

    Harvard University Professor Sarah Dryden-Peterson and CNN Hero Twesigye Jackson Kaguri    Kelly (moderator): Sarah, can you explain your life work with education and children in conflict zones? Sarah: As an Assistant Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where The Brick Project was …

  • Waterflow

    Water and Climate

    A conversation with Peter Gleick on Water and Climate About Dr. Peter Gleick Dr. Peter Gleick is renowned the world over as a leading expert, innovator, and communicator on water and climate issues. He co-founded and leads the Pacific Institute in Oakland, celebrating its 25th anniversary in …

  • Econ

    Ecological Economics

    A conversation with Cambridge University economist Sir Partha Dasgupta   In the next conversation in this Stratagem series entitled The Environmental Ethics, ecologist Paul Ehrlich shares his views on the Ecology of our planet, her ecological challenges, our need for awareness of these challenges, and our …

  • Eco

    Environmental Ethics

    A conversation with Stanford University ecologist Paul Ehrlich Paul R. Ehrlich has a Ph.D., University of Kansas. Co-founder with Peter H. Raven of the coevolution field, he has pursued long-term studies of structure, dynamics, and genetics of natural butterfly populations. He has also been a pioneer …