Conflict Trends 2005/2


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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by Vasu Gounden


Peace and Conflict in the Great Lakes Region Since 2004
by Mwesiga Baregu & Lupa Ramadhani

The Forgotten Crisis. Eighteen Years of Civil Unrest in Northern Uganda
by Catherine Onekalit

Heralding or Hampering Peace? The Troublesome Transition in the DRC
by Gerrie Swart

Gacaca as a Reconciliation and Nation-building Strategy in Post-genocide Rwanda
by Frank Rusagara

Focus on the Great Lakes Region

  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Uganda
  • Burundi
  • Rwanda

by Catherine Onekalit


Armed Militias and Second Tier Conflicts: An Impediment to the Sudan Peace Process?
by Karanja Mbugua

Reflections on the UN Secretary-General’s Reform Report and its Implications for Africa’s Peace and Security Agenda
by Venashri Pillay

Nation Building in Burundi. History and its Impact on the Future
by Marc Manirakiza


Interview with Ambassador Bah, Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission in Burundi

Book Review

Understanding Peacekeeping
by Cedric de Coning