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Links Between Climate Change, Conflict and Governance in Africa

"This paper reviews the linkages between climate change, governance and security threats in Africa, and analyses the response of the international community in formulating climate change policies to ensure future security and prevent conflict. It ...

Comparing Somalia's Al Shabaab and Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army A Toxic Mix of Religion, Politics and Violence

"This paper argues that both al Shabaab and the Lord's Resistance Army emerged out of comparable contexts and were motivated by real grievances. These two groups have coalesced around collective frames of injustices. The paper holds that while the...

Kenya and the Pest of Piracy a Prospective Partner for Peace

"Maritime piracy is a problem that the world has long been faced with – and one that has again reared its ugly head more prominently with the major upswing in pirate activities off the coast of Somalia since the mid- to late 2000s. This report, wh...

'It Feels Like it's the End of the World' Cape Town's Youth Talk About Gangs and Community Violence

"The monograph begins with a description of the methodology, followed by an analysis of the children’s responses (including their recommendations for prevention and intervention). These responses are then discussed within the context of key litera...

Wading Through a Domestic Political Crisis in a Turbulent Region

"This paper highlights the structural causes of conflict in Chad, and argues that the success of any external intervention in the region will depend on the capacity of the international community to look beyond the narrow lens of the Darfur questi...

The Ouagadougou Political Accord: Imminent Divorce or the Renewal of Vows

"The slow implementation of the Accord signed by the Forces Nouvelles and the government in March 2008 is the result of the lack of political will by all participants. Implementation of the Accord will definitely be a watershed in the country’s po...

Somalia: Have All the Options Run Out?

"This paper examines the attempts at the restoration of peace and security in Somalia, which is critical to the establishment and maintenance of stability in the region. Unless there is genuine political will and sustained engagement from the regi...

Northern Uganda : Emerging Threats to Peace Talks

"This report evaluates below three emerging factors and their threats to peace talks for Northern Uganda: 1)Ugandan President Museveni's growing impatience and considering regional military action against rebels in January 2008 if negotiations rem...

The Niger Delta Crisis and its Implications for Nigeria’s 2007 Elections

"The present political situation in Nigeria is one of great flux; there are so many uncertainties, as this analysis makes clear. The Niger Delta, and the calculations of the leading actors in the region – state functionaries, politicians, armed mi...

Learning to Use Force on the Hoof in Peacekeeping: Reflections on the Experience of MONUC's Eastern Division

"The aim of this paper is to focus on the role of UN peacekeepers in robust Chapter VII operations; the appropriate level of military response; challenges commanders face in the field; and the need to improve their performance. The change from tra...

Looking East: The Politics of Peacemaking in the Beja Region of Sudan

"As Sudan continues to make headlines because of continuing violence it is clear that the piecemeal approach to conflict in Sudan is not sustainable. Each of the regional agreements signed since 2005 cannot be implemented on an equal basis. Indeed...

The Democratic Republic of the Congo: Elections and Beyond

"Firstly there is the need to enhance stability across the whole country. The current violence in North Kivu and the violent incidents in Kinshasa during the electoral period confirmed that the government is unable to provide security and protect ...

The Democratic Republic of Congo on the Eve of the Second Round of Elections

"This situation report will address the result of the first round, the events of 20 August, the electoral calendar, the political landscape in the run-up to the second round, the security situation, the Independent Electoral Commission’s preparati...

The Impact of Slow Military Reform on the Transition Process in the DRC

"This situation report addresses a number of serious problems that will impact on the military integration process. These activities will be discussed against the background of the upcoming election and the threat to the transitional process. The ...

Negotiating in Practice What is a Non Negotiable Policy and Armed Non-State Actors

"The importance of non-state armed groups (NSAGs) has been increasingly recognized by academic and political observers concerned with violent conflict. The forces of paramount relevance in conflict situations include not only state actors but NSA...

Gambella The Impact of Local Conflict On Regional Security

"The purpose of this study is to analyse the context, identify the origins, and explain the key determinants of the conflict in Gambella, its linkages with the political and security issues in Sudan and Ethiopia, and its impact on regional peace ...

Situation Critical: The Anjouan Political Crisis

"The present crisis in Comoros is a contest for political dominance between elitist groups who see their interest being sustained within the framework of centralisation and those who favour a loose federation. Sambi and Bacar are merely point pers...

Getting to Grips with Trafficking Reflections on Human Trafficking Research in South Africa

"This monograph aims to inform such research and motivates for more extensive and representative investigations into human trafficking in South Africa. Chapter Two examines the evolution of the concept of trafficking,how it is defined in the Paler...

Democratisation at the Crossroads Challenges for the SADC Principles and Guidelines Governing Democratic Elections

"The likely impact of the election principles and guidelines adopted by the SADC Heads of State and Government at the 2004 Summit in Mauritius is open to question. Is democracy equal to, or synonymous with, elections per se? What exactly is the re...

Disarmament and the Transition in Burundi: How Soon?

"This paper assesses the situation in Burundi with the focus on disarmament initiatives in the period to the end of 2004. In order to elucidate the complexities involved in the disarmament process, which mirror those of the entire peace process...

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