Conflict Trends 2006/4

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Leadership in Africa

"Traveling to such disparate countries as Norway, Nigeria, Jordan, and the United States allowed me to reflect upon the histo- ries and futures of the various peoples that live in these places. Despite the differences in geography, language, culture, and sensibilities, the recurring centrality of oil and the exploitation of natural resources was a common denominator that one could not ignore..."

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Editorial

Editorial
by Vasu Gounden

Features

Democratisation and Ethnic Tensions in Nigeria: The Kogi State Experience
by J. Shola Omotola

The Challenges of Leadership in Post-Conflict Transitions: Lessons from Africa
by Gilbert M. Khadiagala and Terrence Lyons

Development and Security in Africa: Unpacking the Connection
by Martha Mutisi and Peter Tendaiwo Maregere

Parliaments and Leadership: Breaking New Ground
by Jeff Balch

Economic Reintegration of Ex-Combatants
by Daniel Vencovsky

Steps Towards Peace: Burundi’s 2006 Ceasefire Agreement
by Samantha Kerr

Diplomatic Initiatives and Peace in the DRC
by Umba Dindelo

Developing African Leaders: Uganda’s Unique Education System
by Paul Nantulya

Situation Reports

Central African Republic by Godfrey G. Mukalazi

Angola by Martha Bakwesegha and Anastácio Chembeze

Senegal by Emmerentia Erasmus

Chad by Daniel Vencovsky

The Republic of Congo by Godfrey G. Mukalazi

Book Review

Unbowed: One Woman’s Story – Wangari Maathai
by Karanja Mbugua