Eric Blanco Niyitunga - PhD Completed

Eric Blanco Niyitunga successfully completed his doctoral studies on 9th November 2016. His thesis is titled: Exploring the Challenges of the African Union-led Mediation in Peace Processes: The Cases of Burundi, Libya and Zimbabwe. The thesis sheds light on the role of the African Union in Mediation, and the challenges (internal and external) that prevent the AU from owning mediation processes and having autonomy over the outcome. It argues that mediation is ultimately an academic endeavor that requires professionalism, expertise and experience, and should therefore be undertaken by scholars who are academically grounded in the field.

Eric is currently a senior lecturer at the University of Johannesburg where he will continue to work. He is also in the process of establishing an "Institute of Mediation Studies (IMS)" in the Great Lakes Region, particularly in Burundi.

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CODESRIA appoints Dr Godwin Murunga as its 7th Executive Secretary

CODESRIA appoints Dr Godwin Murunga as its 7th Executive Secretary

29 March 2017

The African Leadership Centre (ALC) congratulates former Director and mentor, Dr. Godwin Murunga, on his appointment as the new Executive Secretary of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA). Dr Murunga was recently appointed as the 7th Executive Secretary to follow on from Dr Ebrima Sall. Dr Murunga takes on this post at a critical...

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