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Dr. Banda - Prophet of pragmatism?

To understand the foreign policy of Malawi one must look at the national power of Malawi and the personality of Dr. Banda. This document analyses the human and natural potential of Malawi and describes her foreign policy in practice. It attempts t...

State visits as a tool of economic diplomacy: Bandwagon or business sense?

"Economic diplomacy has become a priority for South Africa’s foreign policy with the specific objectives of improving market access and trade with bilateral partners, increasing foreign direct investment, positioning South Africa as a preferred t...

Annual Review of the Peace and Security Council 2012/2013

"The peace and security situation in Africa continues to show both continuity and change. While civil wars or armed conflicts involving rebel groups remain rare, other forms of human security threats are increasingly affecting parts of the contine...

Reconstructing the implications of liberation struggle history on SADC Mediation in Zimbabwe

"Former liberation movements are at the helm of government in Zimbabwe, Namibia, Mozambique, Angola, South Africa and Tanzania. They have maintained close ties rooted in common liberation histories and personal connections, and during times of ...

The 2011 GIBSA Conference on the United Nations Security Council

"A core topic of GIBSA and an area for cooperation is UNSC reform. GIBSA demands more transparency, more legitimacy and a UNSC that reflects the countries’ role in the international system. The year 2011 opens a special window of opportunity for...

Into Africa: Make Way for A Forceful Lady

British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher will undertake a tour of Four African states, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi and Botswana. Her tour is significant for the following reasons, it follows in the wake of important diplomatic movement, it build...

Conflict Trends Issue 3 2011

"Peacekeeping and peacebuilding initiatives have evolved, transformed and adapted to new realities, with the aim of providing more effective and sustainable responses to armed conflicts and the processes that follow the aftermath of these conflic...

African Journal on Conflict Resolution Vol 11 no 2

"When dealing with conflict situations in our present world, we can therefore be guided by old guidelines, or by new ones, or by both. In the first article (Onuoha), the tradition of consensus building is approached from a new perspective. In the ...

Conflict Trends Issue 1 2008

This issue features several articles under the following headings: Kenya's Crisis: Elite and Factional Conflicts in Historical Context. Faith based peacebuilding in Sudan. Republic of Kenya. Democratic Republic of Congo. Republic of Chad. Particip...

Conflict Trends Issue 3 2010

This study comprises several articles entitled as follows: 1) Rethinking Peace and Security in Africa: ECOWAS, a Human Security Regime? 2) Sustainable Peace Processes: Addressing the Status of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons. 3)The Refer...

Conflict Trends Issue 2 2010

"The TfP programme at ACCORD is therefore currently engaged in a series of activities that aim to increase the understanding and professionalism of the civilian dimension of peacekeeping operations. With this aim as a central focus, this Conflic...

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 2009

"This issue of Conflict Trends covers the specific developments in African peacekeeping and peacebuilding, and the synergies and overlapping concerns that exist between them. With the current global economic decline, the challenges of peacekeepi...

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...

Bottlenecks to Deployment? The Challenges of Deploying Trained Personnel to United Nations Peacekeeping Operations

"The present report addresses the role of training programmes with respect to the deployment of personnel in peace operations. How effective is the deployment of trained personnel, and what are the main obstacles to this deployment? We use the No...

Resolution 1325 in 2020: Looking forward, Looking Back

"This report is based on reflections on the seminar, as well as desktop research on the thematic issues of women, peace and security. It highlights the pivotal role of UNSCR 1325 as a seminal instrument that will advance the cause of women. While ...

Balancing Competing Obligations The Rome Statute and AU Decisions

"This paper will not attempt to untangle the broader political standoff between the AU and the ICC. Rather it will interrogate the legal aspects thereof. First, the paper seeks to delineate the various obligations on African states in respect of B...

Towards Developing a Common Continental Force for Greater Efficiency in a Multinational Environment

"The goal of the conference was to develop a framework for a common continental force for better efficiency in a multinational environment by reviewing the roles and responsibilities of civilians, the police and the miltary in peacekeeping in Afr...

The 1979 Commonwealth conference: The Triumph of Quiet Diplomacy

The Commonwealth has, in the past two decades, faced several major upheavals which threatened its very existence. The paper gives the groundwork of the major split at the Lusaka Conference. The British conservative Government wanted to lift sancti...

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