Understanding Africa’s Contemporary Conflicts
Origins, Challenges and Peacebuilding
This monograph is a collection of papers that were presented at the African Human Security Initiative conference that was held in Addis Ababa in February 2008. It discusses the changing methodologies used to analyze and map violent conflicts, conflict resolution and peace building approaches in Africa by moving away from western focused socio-political lenses that have defined the different policy reactions to conflict in the region. It is thus an attempt to apply a more holistic, multidisciplinary approach to understanding causes of violent conflict. The monograph’s chapters offer distinctive and harmonizing approaches to the way in which peace is, and can be, achieved in sub-Saharan Africa.
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Richard Bowd, Annie Barbara Chikwanha, Romain Malejaqc, Oscar Mateos, Philip Mwanika, Derefe Wordofa, Terence Mashingaidze, James Gadin, Lawrence Juma, Damilola Agbajobi, Lucien Toulou
Richard Bowd, Annie Barbara Chikwanha