Nobel Lecture: Forging a durable peace in the Horn of Africa


We have an old saying: “yoo ollaan nagayaan bule, nagaan bulanni.” It is a saying shared in many African languages, which means, “For you to have a peaceful night, your neighbor shall have a peaceful night as well.” The essence of this proverb guides the strengthening of relations in the region. We now strive to live with our neighbors in peace and harmony.

The European Union outsources asylum policy and protection

Sonal Marwah Africa, Europe, Featured, Forced Displacement and Migration

In a deal reached in March 2016 between the European Union (EU) and Turkey, “all new irregular migrants” who reached Greece after March 20 were to be returned to Turkey. In exchange the EU would resettle more Syrian refugees living in Turkey, increase its financial support for refugees in Turkey, and remove visa requirements for Turkish citizens (Collett 2016). To …

Peacebuilding Conundrums in the Horn of Africa

Tasneem Jamal

Briefing 03-1 Author Leenco Lata Three peacemaking activities are simultaneously underway in the strife-ridden Horn of Africa region: mediation to end Sudan’s internal conflict, a new round of talks on how to reconstitute state and society in Somalia, and border negotiations to settle the territorial dispute Ethiopia and Eritrea. Despite the welcome coincidence of peacemaking activities, a more concerted, simultaneous …

The Horn of Africa: Building Sustainable Security in a Fragile Region

Tasneem Jamal

Author Abdul Omar The Ploughshares Monitor March 2001 Volume 22 Issue 1 Since 1994 Project Ploughshares has been engaged in a number of peace and disarmament initiatives in the Horn of Africa. In partnership with the Africa Peace Forum (APFO), a Nairobi-based NGO, we have undertaken a process of Track II diplomacy in the Sudan conflict, and have been coordinating the …

The Search for a Lasting Resolution of the Ethiopia/Eritrea Conflict

Tasneem Jamal Africa, Armed Conflicts

Author Leenco Lata The Ploughshares Monitor March 1999 Volume 20 Issue 1 Leenco Lata is a former leader of the Oromo Liberation Front of Ethiopia and participated in the political restructuring of Ethiopia after the overthrow of the military regime. He is currently a researcher and analyst living in Canada, and is associated with the International Resource Group on Disarmament and …