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Flexibility in return, reconstruction and livelihoods in displaced villages in Casamance, Senegal

The paper argues that livelihoods research in situations of violent conflict and its aftermath can contribute to geographical understandings of flexibility. Such settings paradoxically demand greater flexibility from economic actors...

How African civil wars hibernate: the warring communities of the Senegal / Guinea Bissau borderlands in the face of the Casamance forgotten civil war and the Bissau-Guinean state failure

This article focuses on the issue of how civil wars survive (post) conflict resolution and reconstruction policies at the edges of states through the local dynamics of cross-border areas.

Past horrors, present struggles: the role of stigma in the association between war experiences and psychosocial adjustment among former child soldiers in Sierra Leone.

We examined the role of stigma (manifest in discrimination as well as lower levels of community and family acceptance) in the relationship between war-related experiences and psychosocial adjustment (depression, anxiety,...
Journal Article

Rebel Recruitment and Migration: Theory and Evidence From Southern Senegal

The authors investigate whether the threat of recruitment by rebel groups spurs domestic and international migration, showing that individuals who fit the recruitment profiles of rebel groups are more likely...
Journal Article

Violence and the body: somatic expressions of trauma and vulnerability during war

Drawing on ethnographic research conducted along the Sierra Leone-Guinea border during wartime, this article explores the contested nature of the body and bodily illness during times of spectacular political violence.
Background Reports

Women,Peace and Casamance – A field study of how women organisations in Casamance, Senegal are working for peace

Drawing on feminist critical theory, this ethnographic study in Casamance examined how gender roles affect women and women organisations strive for peace. The research shows how embedded gender roles in...

Crisis in Sudan: Note on Displacement from Sudan to South Sudan ar

This infographic summarises the insights from a recent briefing note on displacement due to the crisis in Sudan. It explores the socio-political dynamics that need to be taken into consideration...

‘Sword in the water’: local peoples’ perceptions of NGOs in eastern DRC

24th October 2023
For almost two decades, Kalehe and Uvira territories in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), have been repeatedly affected…