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.

Integrating Traditional and Modern Conflict Resolution

Experiences from selected cases in Eastern and the Horn of Africa

Africa Dialogue Monograph Series No. 2/2012

Contemporary Africa is faced with the reality of numerous evolving states that have to grapple with the inevitability of conflict. On their own, the fledgling institutions in these states cannot cope with the huge demands unleashed by everyday conflict. It is within this context that the complementarity between traditional institutions and the modern state becomes not only observable but also imperative.

Download Monograph

Contents

Introduction
Martha Mutisi

Conflict resolution under the Ekika system of the Baganda in Uganda
Ashad Sentongo and Andrea Bartoli

Local conflict resolution in Rwanda: The case of abunzi mediators
Martha Mutisi

Traditional authority and modern hegemony: Peacemaking in the Afar region of Ethiopia
Kwesi Sansculotte-Greenidge and Demessie Fantaye

From war to peace and reconciliation in Darfur, Sudan: Prospects for the Judiyya
Abdullahi Osman El-Tom

Customary mediation in resource scarcities and conflicts in Sudan: Making a case for the Judiyya
Salomé Bronkhorst

Conclusion
Martha Mutisi