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Lamu County on Kenya’s coast: tourist paradise, investment hub, flashpoint of ethnic and religious tensions over land, jobs and representation, and battleground in Kenya’s internationally-backed war on terror with al-Shabaab. Through the words of local people, this long read tells the story of how violence ignited in Lamu in 2014, how this violence was kindled, and what needs to be done to put the fire out.
There is a risk that the women, peace and security agenda could be co-opted by efforts to counter violent extremism. In her latest comment piece, Anna Möller-Loswick explains why it should be prioritised and implemented in its own right.
COMMENT & ANALYSIS | 26 April 2017 - Anna Möller-Loswick
Following the 2015 earthquake, the Nepali government has struggled to provide adequate support and services for those affected by the destruction. Many Nepalis felt disappointed by the government’s lack of preparedness and were critical of their approach to coordinating relief and reconstruction efforts.
RESOURCE | 25 April 2017
Following the release of two IDC reports on the use of private contractors for the UK's development projects, Tim Midgley looks at how programmes can be improved in conflict-affected contexts.
COMMENT & ANALYSIS | 11 April 2017 - Tim Midgley
Saferworld, PUNSAA and SOSCENSA held an event on 6 March 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya, to reflect upon the 2016-17 electoral process in Somalia
COMMENT & ANALYSIS | 4 April 2017 - Oliver Chevreau
With Somalia’s 2016 electoral process now finished, Saferworld-supported election observers share their views, findings and hopes for the democratic future of their country.
CASE STUDY | 4 April 2017
International efforts to prevent diversion of arms and dual-use goods transfers: challenges and priorities
The diversion of conventional arms from the state into the hands of unauthorised users - such as armed groups - is a major cause for concern in regions of conflict and instability.
RESOURCE | 4 April 2017
The dust has settled on Somalia’s recent electoral process, which concluded with Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo’s election as president. With Saferworld’s support, Somali civil society observed every stage of the process to make it more accountable. The Domestic Election Observers’ Mission preliminary report is the culmination of those efforts.
RESOURCE | 3 April 2017