The first article in this issue 'Disruptive colonial boundaries and attempts to resolve land/boundary disputes in the Grasslands of Bamenda, Cameroon' looks at an unprecedented wave of violent land/boundary disputes between village-groups in the Grasslands of Bamenda, North-West Province of Cameroon. 'Darfur and the genocide debate' attempts to look at the Darfur situation through the lens of genocide and argues that even if the crimes do not amount to genocide, they are still of a nature that should trigger the responsibility mechanism. 'The psychological selection profile for civil-military coordination officers in peace-support operations: The results of field research in the Sudan' has as its objective to compile a psychological and competency profile for CIMIC officers. 'Peacekeeping in a bad neighbourhood: The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in peace and security in West Africa' asks the question is there any role for regional organisations in the maintenance of international peace and security and if so, how effective are they? 'Conflict resolution in Western Sahara' examines the democratisation agenda laid out by western governments for the North African region vis-a-vis their Realpolitik conflict containment approach towards the Western Sahara conflict. Two book reviews are then given.