Conflict Trends 2011/1

ACCORD Conflict Trends 2011/1

This issue of Conflict Trends examines some of the lessons that can be drawn from thes seismic shift in political relations in the north of our continent. Current developments in Egypt and Tunisia are cause for concern. The situation urgently calls for visionary, selfless leadership – in both countries, and globally – that is able to manage a fragile stability and transform it into lasting peace!

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Editorial

Editorial
by Vasu Gounden

Features

Transitional Justice and Political Pre-transition in Zimbabwe
by Ismael Muvingi

African Initiatives towards Creating Killing-free Societies
by Gregory Bourne

Religion: A Source of Conflict and a Resource for Peace
by Tendaiwo Peter Maregere

International Prosecution or Political Compromise: Which Way for the African Union in the Darfur Crisis?
by Isaac Terwase Sampson

Understanding Rape in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
by Christy Gillmore

Protection from Sexual and Gender-based Violence in Liberia: A Role for Traditional Justice?
by Niels Nagelhus Schia and Benjamin de Carvalho

Liberia after the Civil War: Victims Demand for Reparation
by Ibrahim Al-bakri Nyei

Small Arms and Light Weapons Proliferation and Human Security in Nigeria
by Freedom C. Onuoha