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Privatisation of security and military functions and the demise of the Modern Nation-State in Africa

"The overarching aim of this paper is to interrogate how the increasing commodification of violence, as embodied by the PSI in general, and PMCs in particular, challenges the notion of the Weberian state. That is, whether the privatisation of sec...

South Africa’s Peacekeeping Role in Burundi: Challenges and Opportunities for Future Peace Missions

"The objective of this study is to provide an analysis of South Africa’s role in peacekeeping in Burundi and to identify the opportunities and challenges that confronted South Africa’s peacekeeping mission. The Department of Defense (DoD) in its ...

Uganda: Still an African Success Story?

"A deal bringing an end to the war in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was reportedly signed at a mini-summit arranged by Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi on 18 April attended by the Congo's Laurent Kabila, Chad's President Idriss Deby, along w...

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...

Conflict Trends Issue 3 2008

This Issue features several articles under the following headings: Regional Child Warriors in West Africa. Strategies for Peace Education Integration in ECOWAS Member States’ Tertiary School Curricula. Intelligence and Peacekeeping − Are We Winnin...

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 1 2007

"This Issue highlights the significant role that national, regional and continental parliamentary bodies – as well as supporting international organisations and international cooperating partners – can, and must, play in resolving Africa’s confli...

Conflict Trends Issue 4 2005

This issue comprises several articles which are as follows: 1)From Peacekeeping to Peace Operations 2)The Civilian Dimensions of the African Standy-by Force System 3) Sexual Abuse and Exploitation: Power Tools in Peacekeeping Missions 4)Towards a...

Conflict Trends Issue 1 2005

This issue covers several articles which are as follows: 1)Reforming the World Trade, Aid and Security System 2) The Reflection on Peace Agreements in Africa 3)Conditions for Peace: The State, Private Sector and Civil Society 4)Building Peace in A...

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...

The Conflict Management Work of the Civil Affairs Division of the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS)

"The findings of this report are based on the experiences of CAD officers working in the field. Their colocation and constant engagement with communities and actors in government at all levels means that for many CAD officers their view of conflic...

The Civilian Dimension of the African Standby Force

"This book is about the civilian dimension of African Peace Operations. It is a summary of the work that the African Union (AU) Peace Support Operations Division (PSOD) has done to date to develop the civilian dimension of AU Peace operations, pri...

From Market for Force to Market for Peace Private Military and Security Companies in Peacekeeping Operations

"This monograph contributes to the debate on the use of private military and security companies (PMSCs). Its specific focus is on the proliferation of these private actors in peacekeeping operations on the African continent. PMSCs, as distinct fro...

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...

Seeking Peace in Somalia A Review of the Impact of AMISOM Police

"The challenge of making and keeping peace in Somalia, Dr Kisiangani observed, is also about how to strike the right balance between the need for achieving peace in the country and addressing external concerns, including those of Ethiopia (i.e. ...

SAIIA International Affairs Bulletin, vol. 13, no. 1, 1989

"The articles in this edition of the Bulletin raise a number of interesting questions about some of today's most important issues. Perestroika and post-apartheid – lessons for South Africa from the centrally planned economies is concerned not wit...

China and Post-Conflict Reconstruction in Africa: The Case of Sudan

"From Darfur to Zimbabwe, the DRC to Guinea, China’s African engagement is linked commonly to different forms of conflict. A less-observed phenomenon, however, is China’s developing post-conflict role in Africa. This trend shows signs of becoming...

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