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Patterns of State Collapse and Reconstruction in Central Africa: Relfections on the Crisis in the Great Lakes

Published: Mar 28th, 2014

by René Lemarchand Introduction In a matter of days last October, a large swathe of eastern Zaire erupted into an orgy of violence, sending tremors through the Great Lakes region and… Read More

The Great Lakes Crisis

Published: Mar 28th, 2014

Introduction by Michael Chege In the third week of October this year, the “Cobra” militia, commanded by the former president of Congo-Brazzaville, Dennis Sessou-Ngueso, took control of the national airport… Read More

Creating Peace in an Armed Society: Karamoja, Uganda, 1996

Published: Mar 28th, 2014

by Michael D. Quam, University of illinois at Springfield Introduction to Karamoja Located in the northeastern part of Uganda, Karamoja is a 27,200 square kilometer area of semi-arid savannah, bush… Read More

Achieving Human Rights in Africa: The Challenge for the New Millennium

Published: Mar 21st, 2014

by Paul J. Magnarella Introduction Fifty-one years after the United Nations adopted the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights and almost nineteen years after the Organization of African Unity (OAU)… Read More

Delimitation of the Elastic Ilemi Triangle: Pastoral Conflicts and Official Indifference in the Horn of Africa

Published: Mar 13th, 2014

by Nene Mburu Abstract This article observes that although scholars have addressed the problem of the inherited colonial boundaries in Africa, there are lacunae in our knowledge of the complexity… Read More

Is War Contagious? The Transnationalization of Conflict in Darfur

Published: Feb 28th, 2014

by Jennifer L. De Maio Abstract Scholars often regard the transnationalization of civil wars as unique expansions of the war and in doing so overlook the importance of the international… Read More

Decentralization and Conflict in Uganda: Governance Adrift

Published: Feb 28th, 2014

by Terrell G. Manyak & Isaac Wasswa Katono Abstract This study examines the challenges that threaten one of Africa’s most ambitious experiments in political, administrative and fiscal decentralization. Based on… Read More

Personal Rule in Africa: The Case of Eritrea

Published: Feb 25th, 2014

by Petros B. Ogbazghi Abstract Notwithstanding the on-going struggles for democratic transformation, many African countries still lack rudimentary principles of the rule of law and legitimate political institutions. Contemporary Eritrea… Read More

Securing Reform? Power Sharing and Civil-Security Relations in Kenya and Zimbabwe

Published: Feb 20th, 2014

by Alexander Noyes Abstract While international actors use power sharing to resolve a vast range of conflicts in Africa and view state security reform as critical to achieving durable peace, there… Read More