Special Issue Publications

ACCORD occasionally publishes special issue publications, supplementing our established range of publications, and addressing specific themes. They form part of ACCORD's knowledge production work to inform peacemaking, peacekeeping and peacebuilding. They aim to provide succinct, rigorous and accessible research to stimulate informed and relevant debate to promote dialogue as a way to peacefully resolve conflict.

Playing for Peace

Following South Africa’s successful hosting of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, ACCORD's special edition magazine takes a unique look at how football is instrumental in bringing peace, unity and development in Africa.

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Message from Jean Ping
Chairperson of the African Union Commission

Message from Danny Jordaan
Chief Executive Officer, 2010FIFA World Cup Organising Committee South Africa

Message from Graça Machel
Chairperson of the ACCORD Board of Trustees

Vasu Gounden

Make Peace Happen

Football for Liberation and Peace in Africa: South Africa Algeria and Ivory Coast
Tor Sellström

Interview with Pierre Nkurunziza
President of the Republic of Burundi

Interview with Roger Palmgren
Sports Director at AmaZulu FC South Africa

Profile of Didier Drogba (Ivory Coast)
Varun Mathure

Profile of Michael Essien (Ghana)
Varun Mathure

Profile of Samuel Eto’o (Cameroon)
Varun Mathure

Profile of Nwankwo Kanu (Nigeria)
Varun Mathure

Profile of Steven Pienaar (South Africa)
Varun Mathure

Beyond the Big Stage Football, Reconciliation and Social Development in Africa
Tor Sellström

The Team: A Soap Opera on Football for Reconcilation and Peace in Africa
Tor Sellström

More Than Just a Game The Makana Football Association
John Daniel