"This issue of Conflict Trends covers the specific developments in African peacekeeping and peace-building, and the synergies and overlapping concerns that exist between them. With the current global economic decline, the challenges of peacekeeping and peacebuilding on the continent are even more acute. It is these challenges that we must address, realistically and over the long term, if keeping the peace and building the peace are to succeed on the African continent."
by Vasu Gounden
Peace Operations in Africa: Seven Challenges, Any Solutions?
by Paul D. Williams
Assessing the United Nations Approach to Post-Conflict Peacebuilding in Africa: The Mission in Liberia
by Wilfred Gray-Johnson
The Reintegration Process for Child Soldiers in Liberia
by Janel B. Galvanek
Addressing Sexual and Gender-based Violence in Liberia
by Niels Nagelhus Schia and Benjamin de Carvalho
Women in Peace Processes: Lessons from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda
by Surendrini Wijeyaratne
The Security Dilemma in North Kivu, the Democratic Republic of the Congo
by Dominic Burbidge
The Symbiotic Relationship of MONUC and South Africa
by Edward Johnson