Conflict Trends 1999/4

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"On 14 October 1999, Mwalimu Nyerere succumbed to chronic leukaemia at the age of 77. On a continent acclaimed for its self-serving leadership, Nyerere stood out as the embodiment of the spirit of ubuntu - I am, because you are... we too join our brothers and sisters across the continent in mourning one of Africa's great sons - Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere, a visionary and statesman who reflected the ideals of the African Renaissance."

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Contents

Editorial
Hussein Solomon

Features

Breaking the cycle: Light weapons and conflict in Africa
Jeffrey Boutwell

Small arms in Somaliland: Local control could be a first step
Ulf Terlinden and Ekkehard Forberg

Water and conflict in an African context
Anthony Turton

Managing conflicts in Africa: Building the capacity of the OAU
Lori Newman & Anand Balachandran

Women, security and human rights in Southern Africa
Dr Louise Vincent

A new lease on life for the SADC Organ
Cedric de Coning

Mouthpiece: Facilitating participation by Sudanese women in the peace process
Sylva van Rosse and Ruta Hakim

Conflict Watch & Renaissance Barometer

Update

Book Reviews

Book Review: From peacekeeping to complex emergencies: Peace support missions in Africa
Kwezi Mngqibisa

Book Review: Theories of war and peace: An international security reader
Senzo Ngubane