This issue comprises several articles entitled as follows: 1)Resolving Land Disputes in Burundi 2)Effectively Confronting a Regional Threat: Somali Piracy 3)The Challenges of Small Arms and Light Weapons in Africa 4)Explaining the December 2008 Military Coup d’État in Guinea 5)Migration and Xenophobia in South Africa 6)Reconciliation, Truth and Justice: Confronting the Dilemmas 7)Questioning Reintegration Processes in Northern Uganda 8)The Resolution of African Conflicts: The Management of Conflict Resolution and Post-conflict Reconstruction.