African Journal on Conflict Resolution, Volume 21, No 2, 2021
The second volume of 2021 consists of six articles covering a very interesting and comprehensive spectrum of conflict resolution themes. In fact, this collection can serve as an overview of the range of challenges peacebuilders in Africa have to contend with. In the first article, Nnaemeka Madumere examines conflicts between oil companies and host communities in Africa. The second article by Lovelyne Mboh investigates the role and shortcomings of using traditional leaders to resolve conflict in the Mahikeng Local Municipality in South Africa’s North West Province. In the third article, Kabale Ignatius Mukunto analyses the national dialogue process in Zambia. In the fourth article, by Al Chukwuma Okoli and Damian Ukwandu reflect on communal conflicts in Nasarawa State in North Central Nigeria and challenge the traditional focus on identity when analysing communal conflicts. In the fifth article, Colin Walch argues that impartiality is essential for the ability of informal institutions to resolve climate change related resource-based conflicts. In the sixth and last article in this volume, Mathias Jarikre explores the role of legislation in designing paths to peace in fragile ethnically divided communities, with a special focus on Nigeria’s Niger Delta.