Conflict Trends 2006/3

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Peacekeeping in Africa

"If anything has been learnt to date, it is that the situation in Darfur, like many other conflicts in Africa, requires a global partnership and responsibility to create positive shifts for peace and security. In dealing with issues of identity and distribution, and consolidating efforts to bring about peace, institutions and resources on this continent need to be greatly improved to serve as the primary building blocks for long-term and sustained achievements."

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Conflict Trends 2006/2

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Elections and Constitutional Democracy in Africa

"This edition of Conflict Trends focuses on Elections and Constitutional Democracy in Africa. It is arguably one of the most important topics affecting the lives of ordinary Africans and yet it is probably one that most Africans understand and appreciate less that they ought to."

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Conflict Trends 2006/1

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Post Conflict Reconstruction

"This issue of Conflict Trends surveys the current PCR developments in Africa, highlights the challenges that are encountered during PCR and presents case studies of best practices and lessons learned."

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Conflict Trends 2005/4

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Peacekeeping

"This issue portrays peacekeeping as an important step in the conflict resolution and transformation process, but it leaves the door open for wider discussion and engagement on the root causes of protracted conflict. Therefore, it is our hope that the opinions expressed in this issue will go the distance in stimulating discourse as a step through which the threats and opportunities of security can be effectively addressed."

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Conflict Trends 2005/3

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Refugees & Conflict in Africa

"Two consistent themes emerge in this issue of Conflict Trends: first, there is a need for immediate and ongoing assistance and services for refugees and IDPs in their current circumstances, and second, the underlying causes of such mass displacements of people in Africa need to be addressed."

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Conflict Trends 2005/2

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Special Edition on the Great Lakes

"How sustainable and durable are the various peace agreements and elected governments? Will the Great Lakes region be able to harness its huge potential to unlock growth, and economic and social development? What will it take for the Great Lakes region to unlock this potential and when is this likely to happen?"

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Conflict Trends 2005/1

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Building Peace in Africa

"Is this the African Continent once again being plunged into chaos or are we finally witnessing a change towards democratic governance, peace and stability? What will the media show the rest of the world? The dead bodies of the peacekeepers or the
jubilant faces of war wearied Burundians rejoicing at the prospect of finally getting a chance to live in peace?"

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Conflict Trends 2004/3

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Focus on Terrorism

"The evaluation of Africa’s response to terrorism is not intended to see the war on terrorism as the only important security issue facing Africa. This issue also intends to assist us in seeking alternative means of dealing with conflicts around the world. It is these alternative ways that need to be researched and discussed in order to ensure that the noble goals of universal peace and stability are realised."

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