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November 2017

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We need to talk about Egypt

Despite aggressive anti-terror laws and tactics, terrorism in Egypt has worsened since the government's announcement to tackle the issue in 2013. This long-read explains what is happening in Egypt and why a better national and international response is needed. 

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Precarious prospects: Oil in Northern Kenya - in pictures

The global demand for natural resources has transformed many African states. But what does this change look like in rural Kenya? This photo-story tells the story of changing lives in Turkana County. See the accompanying research report here.


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Kenya elections statement

Ahead of the outcome of Kenya's presidential election rerun, Saferworld worked with 27 religious, civic and peacebuilding organisations and youth associations to address the current political tension and call for calm. 


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Conflict-sensitive investment in Karamoja, Uganda

Land in northern Uganda is a primary source of conflict as investment opportunities arise in the mining sector. This briefing explores what drives conflict in the Karamoja region and provides recommendations for commercial investors to make a positive impact on the region.


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Syria: playing into their hands

Six years into the war in Syria, the complexity of the conflict continues to unfold. This report by David Keen challenges international interventions and urges those involved to rethink their engagement. If you would like to receive a hard copy of this report, please contact us.


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Youth perceptions in Kyrgyzstan

Based on interviews with young people across Kyrgyzstan, Saferworld looks at the role religion plays in bringing together and dividing youth across ethnic and regional lines, and its potential to create change. 




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Nepal’s constitution: between consolidation and contention

In this blog post, Anurag Acharya looks at the successes and shortcomings of Nepal's recent local elections and asks how the government can support marginalised voices on the road ahead.

Goal 16 is about peace, not hard security

While security and justice are essential pillars to peacebuilding efforts, implementing SDG16 globally is showing some alarming tendencies. Anna Moller-Loswick explores this here.


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Header photo: © Mosa’ab Elshamy