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  • Permalink This aerial photo of Kitchanga was taken during the crisis in March 2013 when IOM North Kivu organised an aerial reconnaissance mission to estimate the numbers of IDPs who had found refugee close to the MONUSCO basis and identify other newly created spontaneous sites.

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    The story of Kitchanga: Spatial politics of presence, refuge and return in North Kivu, Eastern DRCongo

The story of Kitchanga: Spatial politics of presence, refuge and return in North Kivu, Eastern DRCongo

In the Kivu provinces of the Eastern Congo, permanent semi-urban towns emerge from the protracted presence of refugees and internally displaced persons. Using the example of Kitchanga in North Kivu, Gillian Mathys and Karen Büscher (Ghent University) show the importance of such towns as important spaces in the politics of mobility, presence and return in a context of violent […]

Preventing and punishing sexual violence in war post-Bemba

Following the acquittal of Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo by the International Criminal Court, Louise Arimatsu reflects on what steps might be taken to more effectively address sexual violence in conflict. 

Preventing sexual violence in conflict has been a high priority for the international community for at least the last two decades exemplified by the myriad of policy, legal and institutional measures adopted by states […]

January 16th, 2019|Conflict, Featured, Gender|0 Comments|
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    Cattle raids, gunfights and tribal tensions during field work in Uganda #LSEreturn

Cattle raids, gunfights and tribal tensions during field work in Uganda #LSEreturn

While conducting research on post-conflict peace building interventions in northern Uganda, Francis Abonga is surprised to encounter a gunfight.

This article is part of our #LSEReturn series, exploring themes around Displacement and Return.

As northern Uganda continues to recover from the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) insurgency that ended in 2006, I had no idea some parts of the community are still experiencing […]

Zimbabwe: No festivities in the festive season

As millions around the world wished each other a Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year, there were no Christmas festivities for the great majority Zimbabweans, or the prospect of a happy and prosperous 2019 either. Just over a year after the monumental ouster of Robert Mugabe as president, the country is in the grip of hyperinflation […]

  • Permalink According to a report commissioned by President Macron, 51 per cent of the African artworks at the Musée du quai Branly in PAris, which focuses on non-European art, may have to be returned to African countries.

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    Why the restitution of art to African countries could potentially reshape Europe-Africa relations

Why the restitution of art to African countries could potentially reshape Europe-Africa relations

Sophie Hunter examines how French President Macron’s determination to return artwork to African countries could set a tricky precedent for their European neighbours.

During a visit to Burkina Faso in 2017, French President Macron declared that the return of African art to the continent was one of his priorities because “African heritage cannot be only in private collections and European […]

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    Book Review: The Quest for Socialist Utopia: The Ethiopian Student Movement c. 1960-1974 by Bahru Zewde

Book Review: The Quest for Socialist Utopia: The Ethiopian Student Movement c. 1960-1974 by Bahru Zewde

Katarzyna Kubin says on Bahru Zewde’s recently re-published book:  The Quest for Socialist Utopia: The Ethiopian Student Movement c. 1960-1974 gives a detailed account of the Ethiopian student movement, emphasising its role in the 1974 revolution.

The esteemed Ethiopian historian, Bahru Zewde’s most recent volume, The Quest for Socialist Utopia: The Ethiopian Student Movement c. 1960-1974 (Addis Ababa University Press, […]

Reading List: Most popular book reviews of 2018

We couldn’t say goodbye to 2018 before sharing our top book reviews of the year, as voted by your clicks! Here they are:

Afrotopia by Felwine Sarr – Anna Wood calls “Afrotopia” an inspiring manifesto and metaphor for a new Africa.
The Oromo and the Christian Kingdom of Ethiopia 1300-1700 by Mohammed Hassen – Aleksander Engeskaug says this book is an important […]

Reading List: Most popular blog posts of 2018

As the final few hours of 2018 dwindle away, let’s look back at 2018 and discover the best-read Africa@LSE blog posts of the year.

 

Transformation euphoria in the Horn of Africa – As political transformation occurs across the Horn of Africa at an unprecedented pace, Abukar Arman provides a comprehensive analysis of the rapidly changing situation.
The unenviable situation of Tigreans […]

Pursuing justice in northern Uganda #LSEreturn

Anna Macdonald and Holly Porter explore issues of justice, accountability and social repair in the context of post-conflict northern Uganda

This article is part of our #LSEReturn series, exploring themes around Displacement and Return.

Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa researchers Dr Anna Macdonald and Dr Holly Porter have contributed chapters to a recently published edited collection Pursuing Justice in Africa: Competing Imaginaries […]

Notes from the Field: Beginning a new research project

Pat Stys and Tom Kirk discuss the challenges of designing a new research project examining water governance in Goma, the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 

This article is part of the #PublicAuthority blog series, part of the ESRC-funded Centre for Public Authority and International Development. 

In early 2018, Mercy Corps DRC representatives approached LSE CPAID researcher Pat Stys to conduct research on […]

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