10 Years of Building Capacity for Peace in Africa

Africa Peace and Conflict Journal - December 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).




Guest Editor’s Note
From the Managing Editor


Integrating Principles and Practices of Customary Law, Conflict Transformation, and Restorative Justice in Somaliland
Barry Hart and Muhyadin Saed

Beyond the Ethno-Religious Theory of the Jos Conflict
Simeon H. O. Alozieuwa

Oil, Politics, and Conflict in the Niger Delta: A Nonkilling Analysis
Fidelis Allen and Ufo Okeke-Uzodike

Gaps in the Eastern Congo Peacebuilding Process: The Role of Peace Education and Local Tensions
Pyana Mwamba Symphorien

Rediscovering Indigenous Peacebuilding Techniques:The Way to Lasting Peace?
Karolina Werner

Violence as a Bargaining Tool: The Role of Youths in the 2007 Kenyan Elections
Edwin Barasa Mang’eni

Darfur, Grand Conflict: Inter-Communal Rift and Grass-root Initiatives for Reconciliation
Khalid Ali El Amin


Integrity of Process: How Tree of Life Is Taking Root in Zimbabwe
Sara Templer


Saviors and Survivors: Darfur, Politics, and the War on Terror,
by Mahmood Mamdani
Reviewed by Guy Martin

Africa’s New Peace and Security Architecture: Promoting Norms,
Institutionalizing edited by Ulf Engel and João Gomes Porto
Reviewed by Golda Keng

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