AJCR Volume 04 No. 2, 2004

Foreword
Jannie Malan

Electoral Systems, Constitutionalism and Conflict Management in Southern Africa
Khabele Matlosa

The Need for Electoral Reform in Botswana
Mpho G. Molomo

AJCR Volume 04 No. 1, 2004

Foreword
Author: Jannie Malan

From Instigating Violence to Building Peace: The Changing Role of Women in Darfur Region of Western Sudan
Author: Adam Azzain Mohamed

The Print Media and Conflict Resolution in Northern Uganda
Authors: Consolata Acayo & Nathan Mnjama

AJCR Volume 03 No. 1, 2003

Foreword
Author: Malan, Jannie

Regional organisations and international mediation: the effectiveness of insider mediators
Authors: Elgstrom, Ole; Bercovitch, Jacob & Skau, Carl

The conflict dimension of environmental degradation and the case of Lesotho
Author: Sibanda, Henry M.

AJCR Volume 02 No. 2, 2002

Foreword
Author: Malan, Jannie

Intergroup conflicts and customary mediation: experiences from Sudan
Author: Mohamed, Adam Azzain

Child soldiers in Africa: solutions to a complex dilemma
Author: Kalis, Martin A.

AJCR Volume 02 No. 1, 2001

Foreword
Author: Malan, Jannie

Engendering peace in Afric : a critical inquiry into some current thinking on the role of African women in peace-building
Author: Vincent, Louise

On ethnicity and ethnic conflict management in Nigeria
Authors: Leith, Rian & Solomon, Hussein

AJCR Volume 01 No. 2, 2000

Foreword
Author: Gerwel, J.

The sociology of insecurity: cattle rustling and banditry in North-Western Kenya
Author: Osamba, J.O.

Conflict resolution in a turbulent region: the case of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in Sudan
Author: Adar, K.G.

AJCR Volume 01 No. 1, 1999

Foreword
Author: Malan, J.

Traditions of conflict resolution in South Africa
Author: Choudree, R.B.G.

Grappling with the past : the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of South Africa
Author: Hay, M.

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