AllAfrica's series of webinars with African peacebuilders and researchers kicks off with a focus on three areas: a country pursuing stability after decades of war, and two areas in which conflict - rooted in local conditions but influenced by outside actors - has been escalating. The discussion deals with:
South Sudan, in eastern Africa, where the young nation's citizens desperately hope peace initiatives will take root;
The Sahel region in West Africa, where insurgencies across four nations have highlighted the role of cross-border and international militants and generated a security-based response from western powers;
and Mozambique in Southern Africa, where more limited interest from Middle Eastern militants in a domestic insurgency is attracting Western concern.
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