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Conflict in the Horn: Prevention and Resolution Report of Ethiopia National Workshop

"This paper focuses on understanding and explaining the past and present violent history of conflicts in the Horn to find ways and means of substantially reducing the prevalence of conflict. In short, the objective is to search for an alternative ...

Abyei: From a Shared Past to a Contested Future

"The Sudanese region of Abyei currently sits at the centre of a conflict between the north and south of what was Africa’s largest state.While analysts have described the situation in Abyei as 'an intractable conflict', this policy brief examines t...

Women and Warfare in Ethiopia

"This study examines the history of women and warfare in Ethiopia, with particular reference to their role in the Italo-Ethiopian wars of the 1890s and the 1930s. It is based on both primary and secondary sources. It also draws on oral sources, wi...

Women’s Roles in Armed Conflict and Their Marginalisation in the Governance of Post-Conflict society: The case of "Luwero Triangle"

"The main objective was to analyse women’s role in armed conflict and, to determine whether women combatants participate in the governance of post-conflict society. Specifically, the study sought to:analyse the roles played by women in armed confl...

Black Gold in the Congo : Threat to Stability or Development Opportunity

"Although it should provide development opportunities,renewed oil interest in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) represents a real threat to stability in a still vulnerable post-conflict country. Exploration has begun, but oil prospecting ...

The Namibian Dilemma: Factors Preventing a Settlement

This paper is on the course of the SWA/Nambian situation on wanting internationally recognised independence. It reports that the issue has reached a turning point away from the wanted independence. Such a collapse is said to be a setback for the W...

Conflict Trends Issue 4 2009

This issue comprises several articles which are as follows: 1)Paramilitary Groups and National Security: A Comparison Between Colombia and Sudan 2)The Path to Economic and Political Emancipation in Sri Lanka 3)Symbiosis of Peace and Development in...

Conflict Trends Issue 1 2010

This issues comprises several articles entitled as follows: 1)The Emerging UN/AU Peacekeeping Partnership 2)Community Reintegration Models for Ex-militias: Lessons for the Niger Delta and other divided societies 3)Zimbabwe’s Illusive National Hea...

Conflict Trends Issue 3 2004

"As a result of the 9/11 events and how it changed the world, it appears that a dividing line has been drawn between those who support a call to root out terrorism wherever it might appear in order to achieve global peace, and those who still thin...

Panel Discussion on "Portugal and Africa": Developments in Mocambique and implications for South Africa

There are indications that the developments in Mocambique resulting from the revolution in Portugal are having a traumatic effect in South Africa and Southern Africa as a whole. The paper surveys changes which have taken place in Mocambique and lo...

SAIIA International Affairs Bulletin, vol. 6, no. 1, 1982

This issue starts with Smuts House Notes and then 3 articles follow on Supping with the devil – Zimbabwe-South Africa relations, Political and Military background to France’s intervention capability, and the proposals of the constitutional committ...

Mali: The Need for Determined and Coordinated International Action

"The situation in Mali remains confused six months after President ATT was overthrown. Already destabilised by Tuareg and Islamist armed rebellions that took control of the north, the coup completed the disintegration of the Malian state. Partly d...

Mineral Resources and Conflicts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo A Case of Ecological Fallacy

"Civil wars inflict considerable costs on countries which may be trapped in vicious cycles of violence. To avoid these adverse events, scholars have attempted to identify the roots of civil wars. Valuable minerals have been listed among the main d...

Political Development of Somaliland and its Conflict with Puntland

"Through successive clan conferences, Somaliland established relatively viable institutions which paved the path for reconstruction of an entity mainly employing local resources. Somaliland has thus been depicted as ‘an oasis of stability in an o...

HIV and AIDS and the African Military Towards a Common and Comprehensive Approach

"The Security Sector Governance (SSG) Programme hosts a number of projects including MilAIDS, which focuses on the mitigation of the impact of HIV and AIDS on armed forces in Africa. The purpose of the project is to inform and support the develop...

East Germans in Angola

This brief report deals with three topics: the presence of East German paratroops in Angola, possible reasons for Mr Kaunda’s muted response to Rhodesian raids into Zambia, and the international implications of the upcoming elections in South West...

Elimination of Mercenerism in Africa A Need for a New Continental Approach

"The monograph aims to contribute to the global debate around mercenaries,PSCs and PMCs that is earnestly seeking to influence the determination of universal norms and standards by states, especially with regard to the use of PSCs and PMCs, as the...

Private Security Sector in Africa: Country series

"As the debate around the private security industry continues, Africa in principle should not be isolated from it, because, if not properly understood, let alone effectively regulated, the industry could cause a major security threat to Africa. As...

Rights of Children in Conflict An Evaluation of Japanese Official Development Assistance in Acholiland, Northern Uganda

"As part of Japan’s efforts to strengthen dialogue with African countries in preparation for the Fourth Tokyo Inter-national Conference on African Development (TICAD IV), the Japanese embassy in Addis Ababa mandated the office of the Institute for...

Completing the Demobilisation, Disarmament and Reintegration Process of Armed Groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Link to Security Sector Reform of FARDC

"This situation report examines the demo- bilisation process in the DRC, including the factors impacting on the process, the new Army Reform plan, the role of the STAREC and UNSSSS plans, challenges,recommendations and the way forward. Demobilisa...

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