This issue features several articles under the following headings: The State, Ethnicity and Human Rights in Africa. A Gender Analysis of the Kenyan Crisis. Strategic Communication: The Heart of Post-Conflict Processes. Transnational Ethnic Groups and Conflict: The Zaghawa in Chad and Sudan. The Union of The Comoros. Republic of Liberia. Participatory Democracy,Pluralistic Governance and Peace Education for Leaders: Lessons from the Kenyan Case. Assessing Counter-Terrorism Measures in Africa: Implications for Human Rights and National Security. The Cost of Peace. Meddlers or Mediators? African Interveners in Civil Conflicts in Eastern Africa.