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Marginalisation and violence Considering origins of insurgency and peace implementation in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan

"This paper addresses two issues. First, it builds on an argument in earlier research on the Nuba Mountains that purely resource-based explanations are not sufficient to find comprehensive measures for conflict resolution,showing that any resourc...

Understanding Africa's Contemporary Conflicts Origins, Challenges and Peacebuilding

"The first part, consisting of two chapters, examines changing methodologies through which we can more accurately analyse and map violent conflict, its causes and effects. The second then consider conflict resolution and peacebuilding and the key ...

Negotiating the North/South Conflict Sudan’s Comprehensive Peace Agreement

"The paper discusses the history of Sudan’s civil war and the negotiations that led to the development of Sudan’s CPA.The structure of the paper is based on the conflict resolution model outlined in Fisher and Ury 1991.This paper will first discus...

The APRM A Case Study in Democratic Institution Building?

"This paper uses an institutional approach in analysing the progress made by the APRM across the currently signed up countries. It argues that the African leadership/government(s) is in the position of gate-keeper in this review exercise, hence, m...

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...

Mediating peace in Africa: Securing conflict prevention : Strengthening the mediation and conflict prevention aspects of the African peace and security architecture

"Africa is entering a new era of conflict resolution and peacebuilding. The formulation of the AU in 2002 and the Peace and Security Council (PSC) in 2004 firmly established institutions dedicated to the promotion of peace, security and stability ...

SAIIA Southern Africa Record no 42

The contents of this issue covers the statements and letters on Namibia between the UN and South Africa as well as the draft resolution of the Seucirity Council. It also includes documents on the cooperation between Angola, Mozambique and the USSR...

New tools for reform and stability: Sanctions, conditionalists and conflict resolution

"The book begins with an analysis of the logic of conflict in Africa and then examines current thinking and UN practice on sanctions, the case of Iraq and those of India and Pakistan. The focus then shifts to Southern Africa, where the role of dif...

Poles Apart or States Together? Israel, South Africa and the Middle East Crisis

"This report examines the impasse from both Israeli and Palestinian perspectives, highlighting the lessons of conflict resolution from SA and how they might be applied to the Middle East. It concludes with an assessment of the implications of and...

From Angola to Zimbabwe: Conflict resolution and governance in Africa

"The Southern African region has reached a critical juncture in its political and economic development. Recent events in Zimbabwe and Angola bring into sharp relief the divergence in political and economic standards, norms and values, where tod...

The organisation of African Unity (OAU) and peacemaking in the 1990's

This brief report describes the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) as a continental peacemaker and explains its inability to advance peace in Africa, especially in the 1970s and 1980s, when Africa was plagued by a series of conflicts. Since it...

South Africa and the United States: A new policy agenda for Africa?

This document describes the end of an ambivalent period in American policy towards Africa. An issue of US foreign policy that receives bipartisan political support is Africa. This policy shift is underpinned by two initiatives: the African Growth ...

The European Union and Africa: developing partnerships for peace and security

"Peace and security are the greatest challenges facing the African continent as it strives to achieve its Millennium Development Goals and to build stable and well-functioning societies that will foster the economic development of its citizens. Si...

SAIIA International Affairs Bulletin, vol. 13, no. 2, 1989

This International Affairs Bulletin contains four articles. Charles W. Kegley, Jr’s article describes the foreign policy of America’s Bush administration. Since World War II, American foreign policy has displayed a remarkable degree of continui...

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...

Mediating to Governments of National Unity – A conflict transformative approach

This brief provides insights into the spate of Governments of National Unity (GNU) emerging in Africa and recommends actions towards sustainable conflict transformation. Establishes that there have been positive developments resulting from GNUs bu...

Local Capacities for Peace: Addressing Land-based Conflicts in Somaliland and Afghanistan

It was the aim of the project to conduct case studies on certain land conflicts in order to generate reliable knowledge on the main causes, the conflict cycle and possible mechanisms of civil conflict resolution. In both Somaliland and Afghanis...

Implications of the African Union’s Stance on Immunity for Leaders on Conflict Resolution in Africa: The Case of South Sudan and lessons from the Habré Case

The article examined the AU’s stance on immunity and its impact on conflict resolution in Africa. The article observes that the AU’s immunity stance for sitting leaders undermines the deterrence and conflict resolution capacities of the African C...

Kingdom of Lesotho: Conflict Insight

The Kingdom of Lesotho is a landlocked country surrounded entirely by South Africa. It has a population of about 2.2 million and a total land area of 30.4 square kilometers. Since gaining independence from British rule in 1966, Lesotho has faced v...

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