This study comprises several articles entitled as follows: 1) Rethinking Peace and Security in Africa: ECOWAS, a Human Security Regime? 2) Sustainable Peace Processes: Addressing the Status of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons. 3)The Referendum for Self-determination in South Sudan and its Implication for the Post-colonial State in Africa 4)The State of Peace and Security in Africa 5)A Dangerous Precedent: The Consequences of Prohibiting Engagement with Non-state Armed Groups 6)Traditional Practices and Reconciliation in Sierra Leone: The Effectiveness of Fambul Tok 7)Peace Implementation: An Analysis of the Djibouti Agreement for Somalia 8)Promoting the African Union.