Conflict Trends 2006/2

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Elections and Constitutional Democracy in Africa

"This edition of Conflict Trends focuses on Elections and Constitutional Democracy in Africa. It is arguably one of the most important topics affecting the lives of ordinary Africans and yet it is probably one that most Africans understand and appreciate less that they ought to."

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Editorial

Editorial
by Vasu Gounden

Features

Constitutional Democracy and Constitutionalism in Africa
by Andre Mbata Mangu

Local Governance and Constitutional Democracy: Comparative Insights from Lesotho and South Africa
by Victor Shale

Women and Elections in African Politics
by Kemi Ogunsanya

Post Conflict Elections and Democracy: A Comparative Analysis of the Mozambique and Angolan Elections
by Tony Karbo and Martha Mutisi

The Constitutional Referendum in the DRC
by Dieudonne Tshiyoyo

Electoral Reforms: Managing Electoral Conflict in Zambia
by Peter Tendaiwo Maregere and Brenda Mofya

Benchmarks for Credible Elections in the SADC Region
by Kemi Ogunsanya

The Role of the Media in the DRC Elections: Beyond the 'Watchdog' Frontier
by Ufo Okeke Uzodike and Ayo Whetho

Post Election Reconstruction in Liberia: The Challenges of Security Sector Reform
by J. Shola Omtola

Situation Reports

  • Libera
  • Burundi
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Uganda
  • Union of Comoros

Programme Review

Programme Review: Managing African Conflict in Southern Africa
by Kemi Ogunsanya