Introduction: Power-Sharing in Africa
In 2009 the 25 year old civil war in Sri Lanka was brought to an end, by the military victory of the Sri Lankan army against the Tamil Tigers. Fortunately, the Sri Lankan way to terminate war has become an exception. But not all negotiated settlements of violent conflicts are sustainable. "Losing the peace" is a dire perspective for many stakeholders and analysis cannot stop with the signature of a peace deal. Another trend has become obvious: power-sharing elements are present most of the time when peace agreements are concluded in the new millennium, not least in Africa.
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