Conflict Trends 2008/2

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10th Anniversary Issue

"This editorial is being written on the eve of the African Union Summit in Egypt. We at ACCORD therefore take this opportunity to appeal to the African political leadership not to fail the continent and its people at this historic turning point. The collective political leadership in Africa must assist the leaders of Kenya and Zimbabwe to restore African pride, and the hopes of the millions of African people who place their future in the hands of their elected leaders."

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Editorial

Editorial
by Vasu Gounden

Features

The State, Ethnicity and Human Rights in Africa
by Eghosa E. Osaghae

A Gender Analysis of the Kenyan Crisis
by Seema Shekhawat

Strategic Communication: The Heart of Post-Conflict Processes
by Frances Fortune and Oscar Bloh

Transnational Ethnic Groups and Conflict: The Zaghawa in Chad and Sudan
by Joseph Sany and Sameeksha Desai

Participatory Democracy, Pluralistic Governance and Peace Education for Leaders: Lessons from the Kenyan Case
by Gaudence Nyirabikali

Assessing Counter-Terrorism Measures in Africa: Implications for Human Rights and National Security
by J. Shola Omotola

The Cost of Peace
by Sean Callaghan

Situation Reports

The Union of The Comoros
by Zinurine Alghali

Republic of Liberia
by Ivonne Vliek

Book Review

Meddlers or Mediators? African Interveners in Civil
Conflicts in Eastern Africa - Gilbert M. Khadiagala
by George Ngwane