Evaluating peace processes in Africa Experts’ Workshop

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ACCORD’s Research Unit will host an experts’ workshop on ‘Peace Agreements in Southern Africa’ from 3-5 May 2006 at the Burgers Park Hotel, Pretoria. The workshop will host peace processes facilitators and mediators as well as diplomats, scholars, researchers, and policy makers. Institutions represented will range from governments, academic institutions to civil society organisations.

ACCORD wins Tombouctou Award

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A top African award for contribution to peace and conflict management – particularly in the field of women’s rights and empowerment – was presented to the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) at a glittering ceremony in the Malian capital, Bamako, last night.

Training for Angolan electoral stakeholders

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ACCORD’s Elections Programme will host a three day capacity building workshop for electoral stakeholders in Luanda, from 7-9 June 2006. Approximately 35 electoral stakeholders from government, civil society and the media will be sensitized on their roles and responsibilities in preparation for the elections – with special emphasis on the management of election-related conflicts.

ACCORD training in Civil-Military Coordination

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The African Civil-Military Coordination (ACMC) Programme at ACCORD ran its Southern Africa Regional Civil-Military Coordination (CIMIC) Course from 2-12 May 2006. ACMC programme partner – Brigadier General Nkonyeni, the commandant of the South African National War College – officially opened this, the second Southern African CIMIC Course on 2 May 2006.

Privatized military operations study

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Cedric de Coning, Research Fellow and Advisor to the Peace & Security Unit at ACCORD, made a presentation on the current and future role of private contractors in peacekeeping operations in Africa, at the University of Stellenbosch on Wednesday, 17 May 2006. The presentation formed part of a day-long seminar organised by the Department of Sociology of the University of Stellenbosch for a group of approximately 30 students from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces

Burundi wins 2006 Africa Peace Award

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On 24 June, The African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes, together with Engen Petroleum as main sponsor, hosted the 2006 Africa Peace Award in Durban, South Africa. The 2006 award was presented to the Nation of Burundi, for outstanding achievements in settling years of civil war in a peace process that resulted in a negotiated settlement and the successful democratic election of a new government in 2005.

Interrogating theories of transitional frameworks

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On 19 May 2006, ACCORD is bringing 12 African academics to Durban, South Africa to assist ACCORD to interrogate transitional frameworks in contemporary Africa with a view to enrich its research agenda on conflict analysis. The one-day seminar will focus on appropriate research questions and policy frameworks in selected countries. The countries represented are the Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Egypt, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa,