Conflict Trends 2008/4

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10th Anniversary Issue

"Several watershed events taking place globally and in Africa that will have a significant impact on Africa’s fortunes. Internationally, the global financial crisis, which started in the United States (US), and the election of the first African-American into the office of President of the US have shaped, and will continue to shape, the developments around the world for several decades."

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Editorial

Editorial
by Vasu Gounden

Features

A New Peace in Africa?
by Andrew Mack with Tara Cooper

Space for Peace? The Use of Space Technology to Monitor Conflict Trends and Human Security in Africa
by Jo-Ansie van Wyk

The Internet and Democracy in Africa
by Ian Henderson

The Environment and Conflict in Africa: Toward an Analytical Framework
by Jean-Bosco Butera and Marcel Leroy

Electoral Conflicts in Africa: Is Power-sharing the New Democracy?
by Kingsley Moghalu

The African Diaspora as Agents of Peace on the Continent
by Awil Mohamoud and Sarah Osman

Understanding Peacebuilding: Consolidating the Peace Process
by Cedric de Coning

ACCORD Update

The Africa Peace Centre
by Sean Callaghan