10 Years of Building Capacity for Peace in Africa

Africa Peace and Conflict Journal - June 2014

Volume 7 Number 1


The APCJ is a refereed journal with a panel of international editorial advisors and readers. Allarticles are anonymously peer reviewed by at least two referees. We welcome the following types of contributions year round and will periodically issue calls for papers on specific topics:

Articles and case analysis: critical case studies or thematic discussion and analysis of topical peace and conflict themes (7,000 words maximum, including endnotes; abstract, 150 words or less).

Briefings/practice: training or intervention strategies, outcomes and impacts, policy review and analysis, country situational updates, and so on (2,000 words maximum).

Book reviews: critical assessments of new books that integrate peace and conflict concerns (1,500 words maximum).

Resources: reports, upcoming conferences and workshops, notices of new books and videos,e-communications, and Web sites that link to peace and conflict studies (150 words maximum); documents, declarations, communiqués, and other relevant nongovernmental or multilateral organizational statements (1,000 words maximum).



Guest Editor’s Note
From the Managing Editor


The African Peer Review Mechanism and the Quest for Regional Integration in Africa
Peace A. Jiboku and Ufo Okeke-Uzodike

Stakeholder Perspectives on Priorities for Postconflict State Building and Peace Building in South Sudan
Kenneth Omeje and Nicodemus Minde

Chipangano Governance: Enablers and Effects of Violent Extraction in Zimbabwe
Tariro Mutongwizo

Rural Community Understanding of the Democratization Process in Qacha’s Nek, Lesotho
Nomazulu Ngozwana

South Africa and the Two Faces of Xenophobia:A Critical Reflection
Adeoye O. Akinola

Community-Driven Development in Nigeria: Development Projects and the Political Empowerment of the Disenfranchised
Kingsley S. Orievulu

iv Africa Peace and Conflict Journal The ‘Democratic Yardstick’ and Intelligence Services in Uganda’s Transitional Democracy
Asiimwe Solomon

The Domino Legitimacy Crisis in African Democratic Institutions: Lessons from Malawi
Michael Jana


Cross-Border Armed Banditry in the North East: Issues in National Security and Nigeria’s Relations with Its Immediate Neighbours, ed. Bassey E. Ate and Bola A. Akinterinwa
Reviewed by Adeniyi S. Basiru

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