Tag Archives: West Africa Network for Peacebuilding

WANEP/WAPI, 1998: Keeping Tensions from Escalating into Chaos

The news coming out of Burkina Faso worried Emmanuel Bombande, MA ’02, in late October 2014 as he boarded a flight for Europe. For months, the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP) – led by Bombande as executive director for 11 years – had been warning that Burkina Faso sat teetering at the edge of ...More

Emmanuel Bombande: ‘I remember soldiers holding guns, forcing us to sing’

Much of the information on Emmanuel Bombande’s early life was culled from an article by Augustina Tawiah published in The Junior Graphic, 2008. In March 2015, Bombande reviewed and confirmed the accuracy of this recapitulation of his life story. When he was 6 years old, Emmanuel Bombande’s parents sent him from their home in Accra, ...More