AFA’ANWI MA’ABO CHE is the Deputy Director Higher Degrees and Research at Kampala International University (KIU). He is enthusiastic about teaching and research in Peace & Conflict Studies, possesses quantitative analytical skills, and has 9 years’ relevant international experience. He previously served as a Postgraduate Tutor at Swansea University in UK, a Lecturer, Dean of Student Affairs, and Director of Research at Kwararafa University, Nigeria and is currently a Senior Lecturer and Deputy Director of Postgraduate Studies at KIU. He practices a student-centered, problem-solving and project-based approach to lecturing.
Afa’anwi holds a PhD and a Masters degree with emphasis in International Relations, Conflict Analysis, Democratization Processes, and Quantitative Research Methods from Swansea University, UK and a Bachelors in Political Science from the University of Buea in Cameroon.
He is a winner of the 2019 China-Africa Research Initiative's research fellowship at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies. He also participated in and presented at conferences like the 2019 China-Africa Research Initiative 5th Annual Conference on “Catalysts, Competition and Learning: Knowledge, Skills, and Technology Transfer in China-Africa Engagements” by the School of Advanced International Studies at the Johns Hopkins University in Washington, DC, the Roundtable on the Africa-U.S.-China Trilateral Cooperation jointly organised by the Stimson Center, the Carter Center, and SAIS-CARI in Washington-DC in 2019, and the 24th Annual National Conference on ‘The Domestic Environment and Nigeria’s Influence in Global Affairs’ organised by Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife-Nigeria.
His areas of research interest include Peace and Conflict Studies, China-Africa Relations, International Relations Theory, Global and Regional Integration, Democratic Peace Theory and Democratization Processes, and Quantitative International Relations. His Country and regional interest lie in Cameroon, Africa, China, UK, and Europe.
AFA'ANWI CHE (2019). China’s Rise in the African Franc Zone and France’s Containment Policy.
AFA'ANWI CHE (2019). The Clash of Civilizations? Statistical Evidence from Armed Conflicts, 1989 – 2015.
Peace and Conflict Studies
AFA'ANWI CHE (2019). Rethinking the Main Theories of Ethnic Conflict’, International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Studies 5 (2).
AFA'ANWI CHE (2018). Weak Legislatures Increase the Conflict Propensity of Democratizers’ in Mohammed Mu’azu, Hassan Juma’a, Kura Shettima, Mohammad Fannami, and Balarabe Zulyadaini (eds), Language, Communication, and Society (Vol. 2). München Germany: Lincom GmbH.
AFA'ANWI CHE (2017). Weak Legislature and Belligerency: An Analysis of Côte d’Ivoire’s 2010-2011 Post-Presidential Election Crises’.
Covenant University Journal of Political and International Affairs
AFA'ANWI CHE (2016). Rwanda’s Militarized Involvement in the Democratic Republic of Congo: A Revisionist Account.
International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Studies 3 (3) 2016, 82 – 99
AFA'ANWI CHE (2016). Democratization, Parliamentary Power, and Belligerency: A Quantitative Analysis.
Peace and Conflict Studies 23 (2)
AFA'ANWI CHE and Gabriel Adekola (2016). Incoherent Democratization and Inter-State Belligerence: Contemporary Evidence.
International Journal on World Peace
AFA'ANWI CHE (2016). Linking Instrumentalist and Primordialist Theories of Ethnic Conflict.
AFA'ANWI CHE (2014). ‘Democratization and Inter-State Disputes: Re-evaluating the Effects of Political Institutions and Politicized Ethnicity.
Peace and Conflict Review
AFA'ANWI CHE (2013). Humanitarian Intervention in Libya: Not Clash of Civilizations.
AFA'ANWI CHE (2013). On Mediation Efficacy: Clarifying the Current Controversy.
Johns Hopkins University SAIS-CARI Research fellowship
RIAH funding for conference presentation and research in South Africa
Teaching Assistantship, PCS, Swansea University
Postgraduate Scholarship, Swansea University
Postgraduate Scholarship, Swansea University
Nominated by Cameroon Ministry of Higher Education for a Masters scholarship award by the Association of Commonwealth Universities
Best History Student, Best Economics Student, and all round Best Arts Student, Cameroon Protestant College (CPC) Bali, 2003 GCE A-levels exit batch: prizes by the college
Best Graduating Student, Political Science and Public Administration, UB
Civil Society Organisations and Peace-building in South Sudan
‘Resource Allocation and Refugee-Host Community Conflicts in Western Uganda
Youth Unemployment and Increasing Political Opposition in Uganda
Civil War and Refugee Welfare in Kakuma Camp, Kenya
Local Non-Governmental Organizations and Peace-building in Mogadishu, Somalia
Youth Unemployment and Insecurity in Borno State, Nigeria
Local Leaders in Conflict Resolution in Huriwa District, Mogadishu, Somalia
Women and Peace Building in South Sudan: A Study of Upper Nile State
Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and Conflict Resolution in South Sudan, 2013 – 2019
Role of the United Nations in Conflict Resolution in Somalia
Globalization and Development in the East African Community
United Nations Women and Women Rights in Uganda
Role of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Promoting Diplomatic Immunity in Uganda
Political Participation and Conflict Resolution in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo
Parliament and Human Rights in Uganda, 1986-2017
Refugees and Insecurity in Uganda: A Case Study of Kasese
Civil Society Organisations and Social Empowerment in Uganda