10 Years of Building Capacity for Peace in Africa

Africa Peace and Conflict Journal - June 2010

Volume 3 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).




Editorial Note
From the Managing Editor


The Political Economy of ‘New Wars’: Fundraising and Global Markets in Contemporary Armed Conflicts
Gianfabrizio Ladini

War Economies: Issues and Options for Transformation
Tony Karbo and Catherine Nelson

Building and Sustaining Peace: The Development–Peacebuilding Nexus in Post-conflict Reconstruction in Africa
Martha Mutisi

Youth and Conflict in Nigeria: Challenges and Opportunities for Peacebuilding
Joseph Peter Ochogwu

At the Margin of the City: IDPs, Citizenship, and Urban Polarization in Sudan
Mahmoud El Zain

State Fragility and Restoring Order in Zimbabwe
Albert Makochekanwa and Marko Kwaramba


Information Gathering after Trauma: Considerations for Human Rights Work, Peacebuilding, and Interviewing
Laurie Leitch


Africa: Altered States, Ordinary Miracles, by Richard Dowden
Reviewed by Maneshka Eliatamby

It’s Our Turn to Eat: The Story of a Kenyan Whistle-Blower, by Michela Wrong
Reviewed by Sandra Nyaira

Bush Wives and Girl Soldiers:Women’s Lives through War and Peace in Sierra Leone, by Chris Coulter
Reviewed by Beth W. Stewart

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