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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Editorial

Editorial
by Vasu Gounden

Features

The Future of Peacekeeping in Africa
by Cedric de Coning

The Role of the UN Peace-Building Commission in International Peace and Security
by Nicole Deller

The Concept of Developmental Peace Missions: Implications for the Military and Civilians
by Richard Gueli and Sybert Liebenberg

Civil-Military Coordination and UN Peacebuilding Operations
by Cedric de Coning

Public Information as a Mission Critical Component of West African Peace Operations
by Charlie Hunt

A Participatory Approach to DDR: Empowering Local Institutions and Abilities
by Gwinyayi Albert Dzinesa

From Words to Deeds: Addressing Peacekeepers’ Violations of Human Rights
by Daniela Forte

The African Union’s Peacekeeping Experience in Darfur, Sudan
by Roba Sharamo

Situation Reports

ONUB – UN Mission to Burundi

UNAMSIL – UN Mission to Sierra Leone

MINURSO – UN Mission to Western Sahara

ONUCI – UN Mission to Côte d’Ivoire
by Hatungimana Adelin, Richard Kamidza, Godfrey Mulakazi and Daniel Vencovsky

Book Review

Compendium of Key Documents Relating to Peace and Security in Africa