10 Years of Building Capacity for Peace in Africa

Africa Peace and Conflict Journal - December 2008

Volume 1 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, communiqu├ęs, and other relevant nongovernmental or multilateral organizational statements (1,000 words maximum).



Inaugural Note

Editorial Note

From the Managing Editor


Indigenous Ideas of the Social and Conceptualising Peace in Africa
Bertha Kadenyi Amisi

Nonviolent Struggle in Africa: Essentials of Knowledge and Teaching
Mary E. King

Politics of Memory: Collective Remembering and Manipulation of the Past in Zimbabwe
Pamela Machakanja

From the Language of Conflict to That of Peace-Building:The Role of Discourse in the Conflict in Northern Uganda
Edith Natukunda-Togboa

Trauma-Sensitive Peace-Building: Lessons for Theory and Practice
Craig Zelizer

Building Peace through Sport in Western Cape, South Africa
Marion Keim


Zambia: In Search of a People-Driven Constitution
Patrick Rankhumise

Conflict, Peace-Building, Human Security, and Democratization in Lesotho
Patrick Rankhumise, Kgothatso Shai, and Mompheleng Maphunye


Why Leaders Choose War: The Psychology of Prevention, Jonathan Renshon
Reveiwed by Mohammed Cherkaoui

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