International Journal of
Peace and Development Studies

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Peace and Dev. Stud
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6621
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPDS
  • Start Year: 2010

IJPDS Articles in press

Borders and Illegal Routes of Immigrants into Ghana: The Local Traders Perspectives and Implications for Border Security

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This paper examines the security conditions at the Ghanaian borders and illegal entry routes of immigrants into Ghana using the perspectives of local traders who venture across borders in their trading activity. The paper applies a descriptive design in which a total of 399 local traders provided data to help appreciate perspectives about the border and economy. The study finding shows the perspective that migration to...

Author(s):Maxwell Acheampong and Daniel Asomaning Odoom

Civil Society Organizations and the Empowerment of women in post-independent Kyrgyzstan

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Women’s liberation had been a significant achievement of the erstwhile USSR. During the entire period of Soviet rule, on account of the modernization project, a woman enjoyed a prime position in every field of life. Policy documents such as fairness and empowerment were even enshrined in the legislation of the republics. Although it did not eliminate the deeply engrained male-dominated character of the society, it went...

Author(s):Dar Firdoos

Sexual Violence Against Women During the Rwandan Genocide: A Narrative Review

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The Rwandan genocide was characterized, in addition to brutal killings, by equally brutal acts of sexual torture, mutilation, and enslavement as weapons against Tutsi women and girls on a mass scale. Existing scholarship on sexual violence has enhanced a general increased understanding of the contexts and challenges confronting survivors. Though the raping of women in combat and occupation zones is very common, it is never...

Author(s):Nharaunda-Makawa Rejoice and Kurebwa Jeffrey


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There is sparse literature on seasonal pattern of farmers and herdsmen conflict in Benue State, Nigeria despite numerous link of climate change and resource conflict. Thus, this study was designed to assess the seasonal occurrence of armed conflict in Benue State and analyze the monthly death casualties of armed conflict in Benue state from 2010-2019. Data were collected from secondary sources such as report of Nigeria...

Author(s):Abugu Nkechinyere Anthonia, Odele Muyiwa Oliatan, Nasiru I.M, Ogah TA


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The determinant factors of resource conflict between farmers and herdsmen in Benue State were analysed. Objectives were to assess the prevalence of resource conflict factors in Benue state and determine factors most responsible for the resource conflict in Benue state. Field survey of three hundred and eighty-two (382) was conduct using questionnaire, interview and focus group discussion. Data collected were analyzed using...

Author(s):Abugu Nkechinyere Anthonia, Odele Muyiwa Oliatan , Aliyu Haruna Awaisu

The Sufi-Salafi Conflict in South Wollo, Ethiopia (1991-2017): Towards Analyzing the Dynamics

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This paper analyzes the dynamics of the Sufi-Salafi conflict in the context of South Wollo of Ethiopia primarily focusing on the post 2011 intra-religious conflict. The analysis dominantly depends on empirical data though some secondary sources are consulted. The researcher employed conflict mapping to analyze issues of the conflict and alliances of actors, trapezoid-model analysis to scrutinize the causes of the conflict...

Author(s):Mohammed Seid

AfCFTA, Trade VS Security Dilemma: From Borders Perspective

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Africa embarked on an ambitious and promising free trade area agreement. If applied fully, it can inject a magical potion into the lives of the African economies which currently seem doomed to economic ICU. The agreement is expected to induce intra-continental trade, industrialization, integration all mainly because of free movement of people and goods. Meaning, lowering border controls and checkpoints, But, here the free...

Author(s):Alazar Melkamu, Adonias Adugna

Community Resiliency for Sustainable Peacebuilding: Exploring Traditions of Resilience to Violence among Different Communities in Ethiopia

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These days, identity-based violence in Ethiopia has been a fundamental issue posing security challenges in the country. More recently, the country has witnessed a lot of violent scenes and general insecurity. This rising wave of violent conflict is worrisome and it is worrisome because it puts fear in the minds of the general population and brings a vicious cycle of suspicion, mistrust, and exclusion among communities...

Author(s):Mekonen Yidnekachew Mitiku


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Conflicts have been the main challenges facing pastoral societies in Somali region of Ethiopia. Accordingly, this study attempts to explore the nature of pastoral conflicts and its management in Siti zone of Somali regional state. The study has been designed based on qualitative research methods with different data collection techniques. The findings of the study show that there are various types of pastoral conflicts...

Author(s):Yirga Abebe

Boko Haram: New threat to peace and security in the Lake Chad Basin

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The presence of Boko Haram in the Lake Chad Basin is a threat of peace, stability and security. The modus operandi of this terrorist movement is in the register of terror and violent islamism. That is what constitutes à threat in this region. This paper aims to analyze the relevance and impact of this new threat on peace and security in the Lake Chad Basin. The work wants to analyze the circumstances of the emergence of...

Author(s):Soubiane Bah Fadel

Religious intolerance on Nigerian university campuses*

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One of the greatest challenges to the peace, internal security and development in Nigeria, is religious intolerance, including of course, religious terrorism. This seems to be threatening Nigeria’s unity, inter-faith harmony and national cohesion across the board. No one knows how widespread these feelings of religious intolerance exist in the country. It is not clear whether these are more prevalent among the...

Author(s):Dan Mou and Seseer P. Mou

"Panas pela: Unchanged ritual and renewal the meaning"

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"Panas Pela" (renewing "Pela" promise) is an indigenous rite about siblinghood relationship in many of adat village in Ambon-Lease and some village in Ceram Island, central Maluku. The ritual is always interpreted as symbol of siblinghood, social integration, trust etc. However, in many Pela relationships in most communities, Pela has been constructed based on the socio-economic importance. Or even in the warfare, Pela is...

Author(s):Hanry Tapotubun

Colonial World of Historians; Reification, Theoreticism and Process of Reinventing the Politics of Tribal Identity in Post Colonial India

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This paper deals with the colonial world of historians who are trying to reinvent the monolithic and colonial construction of tribal identity in post colonial India with an objective of reinforcing and preserving tribal identity but with the same colonial method of identity formation based on territorialisation. This territorial based identity formation is now being used and sustained by the neoliberal political and...

Author(s):Bhabani Shankar Nayak

Interrogating the impact of boko haram insurgence on the cultural and natural heritage protection in Northern Nigeria

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This paper focuses on the Boko-Haram insurgency and the challenges on cultural and natural heritage protection in Northern Nigeria. It assesses the levels of damages carried out by the Boko-Haram Insurgent group on the Sambisa forest in Bornu State, Nigeria. The Boko-Haram insurgence broke out in July 24, 2009 in Marduguri but soon spread to six Northern States of Bornu, Bauchi, Yobe, Gombe, Kano and Katsina. Sambisa...

Author(s):Buhari, Lateef Oluwafemi and Soetan Olayiwola Stephen

Poverty alleviation in Nigeria: The role of the church in Nigerian context

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The paper reflects on the role of the churches in the Nigerian government’s programmes to eradicate poverty. It considers the issue of justice, especially as it relates to the responsibility of church and government toward the poor. Some guidelines are also provided by which churches may evaluate programmes designed to help the poor. It observes that the churches, by virtue of their moral, spiritual and constitutional...

Author(s):Otobrise Endurance Avwerosuo

Family in Transition: Understanding the Issues and Concerns of Half-Widow-Headed Families of Kashmir

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The family is regarded as the fundamental social and economic unit of society. Transformation at the family form, therefore, has impact at the aggregate level of a society or a nation. For instance, changes in family composition and structure have an impact on the distribution of goods and services, and on the planning of the public institutions, requirements for schools, housing and health infrastructure. In recent...

Author(s):Jahangir Mohmad Saleem


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This study was carried out in the North East Arid Zone of Nigeria to explore strategies of enhancing pastoralists’ access to natural resources to attained sustainable livelihoods. The primary sources of data used includes key informant interview, FGD, Oral histories, Geo coded transect walk and Administration of interview scheduled. A total number of 275 farming, agro-pastoral and pastoral household heads (94 farmers, 90...

Author(s):Jajere Ibrahim Ahmed

Conflicts in the Democratic Republic of Congo: Dynamics, trends and challenges for peace

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The study examined conflict causes, trends and regional security dynamics as critical challenges that impede efforts to resolve successive Congolese conflicts. This study is based on the analytical review of existing literatures. In post-independence, neither the name of the state nor the peace lasted for long in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The conflict has continued in the Eastern Congo which has been the...

Author(s):Thomas Temesgen

Social Justice as Sin qua non for Peace among the Ethno-Religious identities in Nigeria : Reflection on the Ethical Principles of Dialogue

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A society is known by the principles of social justice that it maintains which enhances or undermines survival and human dignity. Social justice essentially focuses on the following: rules of fair treatment of the members of the society, the equality of opportunity for progress available to the citizens , the level of social and physical infrastructure corresponding to the quality of life of the people and upholding of...

Author(s):Salifu David Onu

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