Conflict Trends 2008/3

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10th Anniversary Issue: Peacekeeping in Africa

"August 2008 marks a turning point in our evolving world order. On 8 August, China introduced itself as the new power to be reckoned with on the world stage at the opening of the Beijing Olympics. At the same time, Georgia staged an attack on the small separatist state of South Ossetia, prompting a military response from Russia... What does this shifting global power balance, shaped by energy security, mean for Africa?"

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Editorial

Editorial
by Vasu Gounden
p.2

Features

Regional Child Warriors in West Africa
by Allan Quee
pp.3-10

Strategies for Peace Education Integration in ECOWAS
Member States’ Tertiary School Curricula
by Isaac Olawale Albert and Oluremi Albert
pp.11-17

Intelligence and Peacekeeping − Are We Winning?
by André Roux
pp.18-25

Reintegration of Female War-affected and Ex-combatants in Liberia
by Abu Sherif
pp.26-33

Peacekeeping Challenges in Africa: The Darfur Conflict
by Adoyi Onoja
pp.39-44

Arms Trafficking in West Africa: The Role of Civil Society in Security Sector Reform
by Dorcas Onigbinde
pp.45-48

Fact-File

The African Standby Force and Regional Standby Brigades
by Zinurine Abiodu Alghali and Mamadou Mbaye
pp.34-38

Interview

Angélique Kidjo on Politics, Education and Identity
p.49