Conflict Trends 2007/4

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Peacekeeping in Africa

"...this issue of Conflict Trends highlights the impact and consequences of civilian protection, post-conflict reintegration, elections and peacebuilding coordination as a snapshot of Africa’s multifaceted needs. In order to move forward in these and other areas, a strengthened and coordinated regional and interna- tional approach is required to address pressing issues and ensure the effective mobilisation of the maximum available resources."

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Editorial

Editorial
by Vasu Gounden

Features

The Role of the Private Security Industry in Africa’s Peacekeeping Missions
by Sabelo Gumedze

The Role of AFRICOM: Observer, Enforcer or Facilitator of Peace?
by Gerrie Swart

Civilian Protection in African Peacekeeping: A Gender Perspective
by Onwuka Onyinye Nkechi

Post-Conflict Reintegration Challenges in Sierra Leone
by Zinurine Abiodu Alghali

US Involvement in African Peacekeeping
by Kenneth Mpyisi

MONUC and Post-Electoral Challenges in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
by Gustavo de Carvalho

Strategic Planning and Local Ownership as Critical Factors in the Coherence and Coordination of Peacebuilding Systems
by Cedric de Coning

Fact File

Sudan Fact-File
by Walter Lotze

Book Review

Unintended Consequences of Peacekeeping Operations
by Geoff Harris