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African Idol: the search for a (peace and development) superstar

by Giulia Luzi on April 29, 2016

We turned a gathering of innovators from Tanzania, Kenya, and Nigeria into the very first peacebuilding contest of East Africa.

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A teacher so good, she’s in a class of her own

by Search for Common Ground Lebanon on April 26, 2016

Through patient work, Fatima helps Syrian and Lebanese children overcome their mutual mistrust and heal from trauma.

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Mediation is a labor of love

by Jean Baptiste Ndabananiye and Anne Salzman on April 22, 2016

A passionate Rwandan mediator is helping women solve domestic and land disputes.

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Yemen must tackle widening sectarian rift, says local peacemaker

by Sebastien Malo on April 21, 2016

“We don’t have the privilege to stop fighting for peace. This is our country and we are here to stay,” our Yemen Country Director told Reuters.

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Hope is alive in Madagascar’s red zones

by Janice Freeman on April 20, 2016

Putting an end to violence in the red zones of southern Madagascar is the mission of Tiana’s life. Read his story.

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Miss Everline says goodbye to empty classrooms

by Jacob Mukuliza, Thomas Damas and Anne Salzman on April 15, 2016

A determined teacher from a rural village in Tanzania convinced her students to make a positive change in their lives.

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The Art of Better Together

by Search for Common Ground Lebanon on April 14, 2016

At our arts camps, Syrian refugees and Lebanese youth created songs and short films to inspire their generation to stand up for change.