Authoritarian regimes, civil war, wide ungoverned spaces, recurring drought and limited access to natural resources have contributed to a long history of conflict along the borders of East African countries, particularly Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda.  Factors such as increasing access to automatic weapons and a rise in recruitment and activity of extremist groups have exacerbated instability in the region. Inter-clan conflicts, rooted in ethnic or sectarian marginalization, have led to unresolved cycles of revenge in remote communities.

Peace III is strengthening the management of conflict along the Kenya/Somalia, Kenya/Ethiopia, Kenya/South Sudan and Kenya/Uganda borders.  The activity promotes stability in the region by strengthening the relationship between communities and local governments in cross-border areas and improving the ability of regional and national institutions to respond rapidly and effectively to conflict.   

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Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 2:15pm

Last updated: March 14, 2019