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A Conversation with Central African Republic President Touadéra. Prospects for Peace in the Central African Republic

Since gaining independence from France in 1960, CAR has experienced chronic instability and outbreaks of violent conflict. The most recent crisis began in late 2012 when a coalition of armed groups banded together to seize control of the country, ushering in an unprecedented level of violence that culminated in a bloody coup d'état. While a transitional government was able to hold the country’s first peaceful, democratic election in 2016, ongoing violence and instability threaten to erode this progress. In 2018, intensifying clashes and deepening divisions led to a record 1.1 million people displaced by the conflict and made CAR one of the deadliest countries in the world for aid workers.

The CAR government, in partnership with the international community, is working to address the longstanding grievances driving the conflict and the profound insecurity affecting many of the country’s citizens. Early this year, the African Union led peace negotiations between the government and armed groups in Khartoum, Sudan, the eighth attempt at a peace deal. With support from a wide range of stakeholders, the dialogue produced a new peace deal outlining steps to reduce conflict and build peace.

This video is a recodring of a USIP event earlier this year, with panelist such as President of the Central African Republic Faustin-Archange Touadéra and U.S Ambassador to Central African Republic Lucy Tamlyn as well. 

To watch and/or listen to the full recording of A Conversation with Central African Republic President Touadéra. Prospects for Peace in the Central African Republic kindly follow the link. 


SSR in The Gambia

Since 2018, DCAF has been supporting the SSR process in The Gambia through two projects, funded respectively by the EU (through the IcSP instrument) and France (focusing on police reform), with an overarching goal to support a fully inclusive, coordinated SSR process, with genuine civilian oversight.

DCAF’s recent population-based survey has shown that 80% of the population has no knowledge of the SSR process. To respond to this lack of knowledge, DCAF has engaged with media and civil society in the country to promote wide awareness-raising on SSR and the process. This documentary is part of that process. It aims to tell The Gambia’s story for SSR, to inform the viewer what SSR means for the Gambia and to promote the notion that all Gambians have a role to play in the reform of the security sector.


Akili Sigui: The Peaceful Way

Akili sigui presents a range of views on the challenges in central Mali ranging from the perspectives of local authorities, policy officials, civil society and the general population. The film sets out to explore the future that Malian’s envisage and how that future can be realized.

This film has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union. The contents of this film are the sole responsibility of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union.


Towards peace in the Sahel: Understanding local perceptions of security

SIPRI has produced a series of interview films spotlighting people’s perceptions of security in Mali. A range of voices from the country’s different regions are represented—all of which belong to members of the Monitoring Groups for Peace and Security (MGPS) within the SIPRI–CONASCIPAL peacebuilding and civil-society strengthening programme in Mali.


10 Year of Peace in Liberia

This video produced by UNMIL highlights key events that occurred during the period 2003 - 2013; ten consecutive years of peace and stability in Liberia.