'Treat the Root Causes of Conflict to Build Peace In Africa'

With the ongoing conflicts in Cameroon, Somalia, Nigeria, the Sahel and Mozambique, peace on the continent may seem elusive, but Nigerian-based Joy Ada Onyesoh, president of the International Board President of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, is convinced that the continent's peacebuilding goals can be achieved. AllAfrica's David Njagi spoke with her about the need for women and men to work together, and about how climate-driven conflicts can cause food insecurity.

This three-edged front of climate change, food insecurity and conflict is enough to shake the very foundations of peace in Africa, even ones established by institutions like WILPF for over 100 years, said Joy Ada Onyesoh, the International Board President of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.

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