"This monograph sets out to evaluate the evolution of disarmament during peacekeeping operations and look at how these programmes have become an integral component of peace support operations in Africa. Two recent efforts at disarmament in Africa are then presented: Sierra Leone and the DRC. While the situations in the two countries differ dramatically, the opportunity to learn from the experience of Sierra Leone and analyse the evolving situation in the DRC against a common framework of analysis is important. The monograph concludes with a review of the basic requirements for planning and implementing disarmament programmes within peace operations in Africa."