D.R. Congo: A Call for Truth and Reconciliation

Justice in Democratic Republic of the Congo is mainly accessible to and protects the powerful, those who run the system, the politically connected, and the rich who influence decision making and can pay for years of trials.
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Post-Conflict Burundi and the Role of Ubushingantahe Council

The legacy and the contribution of Ubushingantahe institution to justice and peace in Burundi is undeniable. Through the turbulent times in Burundi, this institution was politicized and lost its credibility, but now Burundians desire its restoration as part of an effort to rebuild a new Burundi for all citizens. Read More


Promoting International Support for Community-Based Justice Mechanisms in Post-Conflict Burundi and Uganda

As part of AFJN’s ongoing research on restorative justice, staff members Bahati Jacques and Beth Tuckey wrote a report on their trip to Burundi and Uganda. It details community-based justice mechanisms in these post-conflict societies and what the U.S. can do to promote awareness and policy change.
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‘Greetings’ in Burundian Culture

This article originally appeared as a blog post on February 6th, 2009 during AFJN’s trip to Burundi and Uganda. Reposted here April 14th, 2009. Hearing Burundians greet each other and greet us in... READ MORE

Evolving Political Situation in Burundi

This article was originally posted on January 29th, 2009 during AFJN’s trip to Burundi and Uganda. It appeared as a blog post on justicegreatlakes.blogspot.com. Reposted here April 14th, 2009. Although many Burundians feel... READ MORE

Follow Bahati and Beth in Central Africa!

AFJN Staff Members Bahati Ntama Jacques and Beth Tuckey are currently in Burundi and Uganda conducting research for our project on restorative justice. They are keeping a blog, updated every couple of days,... READ MORE

Read Rocco’s Blog from West Africa

From November 2nd through December 2nd, Africa Faith and Justice Network’s Executive Director, Rocco Puopolo, s.x. visited Ghana, Liberia, and Sierra Leone to conduct research and interviews as part of AFJN’s Restorative Justice... READ MORE

Why Restorative Justice?

Why Restorative Justice? In our Western culture, there is a tendency to automatically equate justice to punishment, but is it accurate to consider this notion universal?  An even bigger question is, is this... READ MORE

The Process of Restorative Justice in Sierra Leone

Q&A with Emmanuel Roberts The government of Sierra Leone requested that UN Security Council establish an international tribunal to prosecute individuals responsible for committing atrocities in the country’s brutal civil war, which broke... READ MORE

Reconsidering Methods of Peacebuilding in Africa

Within the field of conflict resolution and peacebuilding, there exists a question of how present the international community ought to be in negotiations. In a recent analysis from the Council on Foreign Relations,... READ MORE

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