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Milfrid Tonheim

Milfrid Tonheim is a senior researcher at the Centre for Intercultural Communication (SIK) in Stavanger, Norway. Her main research interests are peace and conflict, reintegration of former child soldiers, the rights and well-being of the child and social exclusion. Most of her research is conducted in Africa, particularly in the DRC. Tonheim is co-editor of a book  entitled La route cahoteuse de la réintégration des filles ex-soldats dans l’Est du Congo (2013).

Research areas:  Africa , Emerging powers

Publications

Africa’s pre-eminent peacemaker? An appraisal of South Africa’s peacemaking role in the Democratic Republic of Congo
MONUSCO by United Nations Photo with CC licence from flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/un_photo/14549139814/in/photolist-oaE9ob-oauEwz-oaHpSu-oczajX-cuMsr9-cuMuYJ-ovmGrm-ovmGHJ-ovn6w7-oKPAkS-oMPDYY-oLrnaM-oLrMwx-aNfy8D-7JZL8q-7jHDUD-fEkU7F-5XkYi8-6R5RbT-8GV7Ux-dTRGLX-pkkAZ4-p47VJ9-pkkAN2-pkkAUV-p48JWc-p48u11-pkkB54-p47VvU-pkA6Lf-qmRohx-7JVv3P-oLHgTr-oudQuW-oudvGg-oJFsi1-oLFuLG-oudRbf-oudPjE-oudPQE-oudr1U-oLFkzW-oLFkdy-dUSyWX-dzSXNP-dzSXJv-kTCmMf-djceVy-obxMQp-nU4que Milfrid Tonheim , Gerrie Swart 6 February 2015
This report examines SA’s agency and credentials as peacemaker in Africa through a case study of the country’s involvement in attempts to resolve the conflict in the DRC. more  
South Africa: social mobility for a few?
shanty by nisuspi with cc license from Flickr Milfrid Tonheim , Frank Matose 21 October 2013
Many obstacles stand in the way of young South Africans from disadvantaged backgrounds with limited social networks and skills to afford them opportunities in a shrinking labour market. There has been upward social mobility of a “privileged” black minority into the middle and upper classes since 1994, but this is not the experience of... more  

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