Conflict Trends 2002/4

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Focus on Democratisation

"The dawn of the twenty-first century has witnessed Africa's leadership respond more vigorously to crisis on the continent. There has also been a general acceptance of the fact that the post-colonial African state must return to a more democratic order... it is our firm belief that by providing avenues through which to air grievances (such as the courts), democratisation - as it relates to good governance - is an effective tool for transforming violent trajectories to non-violent ones. In this sense, democratisation becomes an effective tool for conflict prevention and mitigation."

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Contents

Editorial - by Solomon, Hussein & Ngubane, Senzo

Features

Soldiers of folly? South Africa faces up to the threat of political extremists
Roland Henwood

The impact of the inter-Southern Sudanese dialogue
John G. Nyuot Yoh

Moving from war to peace - building democracy in post-conflict Angola
Britt De Klerk

New election laws in Mozambique
Tshiliso Molukanele

Is the face of democracy changing in Malawi?
Britt De Klerk

Prospects for democracy in Zimbabwe : what makes democracy work?
Britt De Klerk

Democracy: consolidation is not the issue, It is the format that counts
Ian Liebenberg

Transition politics and the challenges of democracy in Kenya
Karanja Mbugua

2002 elections in Lesotho : impressions of a passer-by
Mandla Seleoane

Tanzania: the march towards democratic consolidation
Mohammed Omar Maundi

Framework for cooperative security in a region in transition : challenges and prospects
J. 'Kayode Fayemi

Trends in Peacekeeping

The Ivory Coast casts a shadow on the African century?
Senzo Ngubane

Book Review

Managing Armed Conflicts in the Twenty-First Century, Adekeye Adebajo and Chandra Lekha Sriram (eds.)
Author: Solomon, Hussein