Conflict Trends 2000/1


Focus on Renaissance

"This is a very special edition of Conflict Trends one that is quite contradictory in tone... On the one hand, we celebrate Africa's most popular state, Nigeria, being awarded the Africa Peace Award as it celebrates its first year under civilian rule in almost two decades. On the other, we lay special focus on mercenaries and/or private security companies and analyse their impact on Africa's on-going conflicts."

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Editorial - by Doug Brooks and Hussein Solomon

Conflict watch

Senzo Ngubane


Nigeria receives Africa Peace Award
Hussein Solomon

Sierra Leone: Impunity Challenges the Peace
Cedric de Coning

African Private Security
Prof. Herb Howe

Vigilantes, Civil defence forces and militia groups: The other side of the privatisation of security in Africa
Dr. Comfort Ero

Africa's security in the new millennium: State or mercenary induced stability?
Emmanuel Kwesi Aning

Write a cheque, end a war: Using private military companies to end African conflicts
Doug Brooks

Keeping the new dog of war on a tight leash: Assessing means of accountability for private military companies
Patrick J. Cullen

Book Reviews

Searching for peace in Africa: an overview of conflict prevention and management activities - by Roland Henwood

Putting People First: African Priorities for the UN Millennium Assembly - by Senzo Ngubane


East Timor: A new beginning
Cedric de Coning

Sudanese women's study tour
Kemi Ogunsanya

South Africa & Indonesia - Conflict Resolution, Truth and Reconciliation
Dan Wohlgemut

Renaissance Barometer
Senzo Ngubane