Politics and Crime

Photo: Female fighters in Congolese rebel groups, Matchbox Media Collective / flickr.com

CRU’s research in the field of politics and crime focuses on the effect that licit and illicit power structures and have on statebuilding and peacebuilding processes, with a specific focus on transnational and local organised criminal networks.

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From Catastrophe to Famine: Immediate action needed in Sudan to contain mass starvation

8 February 2024 - 15:26

This policy brief assesses the consequences of the conflict in Sudan on the country's food system, attributing the food shortages to the deliberate policies of Sudanese generals. The brief predicts a catastrophic situation with seven million people facing famine by June 2024, which entails that urgent action is needed.

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Horn of Africa

27 June 2017 - 16:55