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In consultation with our partners, and a survey of over 400 experts in political violence and violent extremism, the RESOLVE Network identified the North Africa Sahel as one of the Network regions of focus. Explore our research library, view our Network partners, or login to connect with our community of experts

Resource Library

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Sub-Saharan Security Tracker (SST)
John Campbell
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The Sub-Saharan Security Tracker (SST) draws on data from the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data (ACLED) Project, which documents political conflict across Africa. ACLED collects and codes…
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Hybrid security governance, post-election violence and the legitimacy of community-based armed groups in urban Kenya
Moritz Schuberth
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Many cities in contemporary Africa are characterised by hybrid modes of security governance that are co-produced by a variety of state and non-state actors of violence. While the (il)legitimacy of…
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Wars do end! Changing patterns of political violence in sub-Saharan Africa
Scott Straus
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Contrary to common assumption, major forms of large-scale organized political violence in sub-Saharan Africa are declining in frequency and intensity, and the region is not uniquely prone to the…
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The hidden costs of power-sharing: Reproducing insurgent violence in Africa
Denis M. Tull, Andreas Mehler
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This article analyzes some factors underlying the spread of insurgent violence in Africa. It focuses on the impact external factors have on power struggles on the continent. The first of these is the…
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The Changing Nature of Warfare and the Absence of State-Building in West Africa
William Reno
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Accounts of war in Africa feature scenes of looting and banditry; greedy, self-interested warlords; and shadowy foreign business agents who profit from disorder. World attention to 'conflict…
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Protectors and Predators: Why Is There a Difference among West African Militias?
William Reno
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West African militias and other nonstate armed groups often appear as agents of disorder. 'Bolstered by cane spirit, marijuana and cheap amphetamines, youths and boy soldiers evolved into…

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North Africa Sahel Experts

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Brandon Kendhammer
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Abdoulaye Sounaye
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Hans De Marie Heungoup
I am a Political Scientist, with a concentration in Political Sociology and Security Studies. Over the last seven years I extensively published on Cameroon, Central Africa, Boko Haram and the Lake Chad Basin.
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Egodi UCHENDU
Ernest N Ogbozor
A scholar and practitioner of conflict resolution, peacebuilding, and development