10 Years of Building Capacity for Peace in Africa

Africa Peace and Conflict Journal - December 2014

Volume 7 Number 2


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


Modes of Democratic Expressions Revisited:The Youth and the Politics of Defiance in Uganda
Fredrick Kisekka-Ntale and Elijah Doro

The Advocacy of the Somaliland Diaspora in London
Amal Yusuf Jama

Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper as an Institutional Framework for Postconflict Peacebuilding and Youth Development in Collapsed States: The Case of Liberia
Samuel Wai Johnson, Jr

Decentralisation and Local Governance in Cameroon: Impact of Councillor-Citizen Relations on Service Delivery
Josiane Tousse Djou

Decentralization Policy in Uganda: A Shadow of the Gospel
Julius Chama

Regional Security Governance Within the East African Community: Prospects and Challenges
Damaris Nyaboke Manyange


Youth Participation in Local Governance: Youth Perspective from the Coast Region of Kenya
Fathima Azmiya Badurdeen

Tensions and Dilemmas Around Sexual Rights in theContext of the African Youth Charter
Manase Kudzai Chiweshe and Nelson Muparamoto


Youth and Peaceful Elections in Kenya, by Kimani Njogu
Reviewed by Sarah Njeri

Democratic Uprising in the New Middle East: Youth, Technology, Human Rights and US Foreign Policy, by Mahmood Monshipouri
Reviewed by Kenneth Omeje

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