10 Years of Building Capacity for Peace in Africa

Africa Peace and Conflict Journal - June 2009

Volume 2 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


Indigenizing Postconflict State Reconstruction in Africa: A Conceptual Framework
Samuel Gbaydee Doe

Gacaca Courts in Rwanda: An Endogenous Approach to Postconflict Justice and Reconciliation
Martha Mutisi

Rediscovering Mato Oput: The Acholi Justice System and
the Conflict in Northern Uganda
Joseph Wasonga

The Role of Taboos in the Management of Natural Resources and Peace-building: A Case Study of the Kakamega Forest in Western Kenya
S. M. Kilonzo, S. G. Kurgat, and S. G. Omare

The ECOWAS Council of the Wise: An Indigenous Framework for Conflict Resolution
Onyinye Onwuka

Gender Inequality and the Igbo Indigenous Systems of Peacemaking and Governance
Jonathan Chukwuemeka Madu


Globalization and Africa’s Endogenous Knowledge Systems
Chris M. A. Kwaja

Judiyya: A Test of Traditional Conflict Resolution Mechanisms in Complex Conflicts in Darfur
Kwesi Sansculotte-Greenidge


Ubuntu: Life-Coping Skills from Africa, by Johann Broodryk
Reviewed by Bonnie Berkowitz

Traditional Justice and Reconciliation after Violent Conflict: Learning from African
Experiences, edited by Luc Huyse and Mark

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