Journal Articles

Select Articles on Peacebuilding in Africa

Achankeng I., Fonkem. “Conflict and Conflict Resolution in Africa: Engaging the Colonial Factor,” African Journal on Conflict Resolution 13, no. 2 (2013): 11-37.

Angessa, Nigusie. “The Reintegrating Role that can be Played by a Traditional Conflict-Resolving Mechanism in the Eastern Hararghe Zone of Oromiya Regional State, Ethiopia,” African Journal on Conflict Resolution 13, no. 1 (2013): 11-35.

Bah, Abu. “People-Centered Liberalism: An Alternative Approach to International State-Building in Sierra Leone and Liberia,” Critical Sociology, (2015).

Boukhars, Anouar. “The Politics of North African Salafism,” Orient 2, (2016): 52-60.

Brown, Michael J. and Marie-Joëlle Zahar. “Social Cohesion as Peacebuilding in the Central African Republic and Beyond,” Journal of Peacebuilding & Development 10, no. 1 (2015): 10-24.

Dafoe, Allan and Jason Lyall. “From cell phones to conflict? Reflections on the emrging ICT-political conflict research agenda,” Journal of Peace Research 52, no 3 (2015): 401-413.

Edmonds, Martin; Mills, Greg; McNamee, Terence. “Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration and Local Ownership in the Great Lakes: The Experience of Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of Congo,” African Security 2.1, (2009).

Englebert, Pierre and Denis M. Tull. “Postconflict Reconstruction in Africa: Flawed Ideas about Failed States,” International Security 32, no. 4 (2008): 106-139.

Englebert, Pierre and James Ron. “Primary Commoditites and War: Congo-Brazzaville’s Ambivalent Resource Curse,” Compartive Politics 37, no. 1 (2004): 61-81.

Etekpe, Ambily. “Role Models in Peace-Building in Africa: An Assessment of Selected Characters,” African Journal of Political Science and International Relations 6, no. 8 (2012): 181-190.

Eze Malachy, Chukwuemeka. “Exogenic Factor and the Futility of Conflict Resolution in Africa: The Darfur Experience,” African Journal of Political Science and International Relations 6, no. 2 (2012): 33-42.

Felix da Costa, Diana and John Karlsrud. “Contextualising Liberal Peacebuilding for Local Circumstances: Unmiss and Local Peacebuilding In South Sudan,” Journal of Peacebuilding and Development 7, no. 2 (2013): 53-66.

Francis, David J. “Linking Peace, Security and Developmental Regionalism: Regional Economic and Security Integration in Africa,” Journal of Peacebuilding and Development 2, no. 3 (2012): 7-20.

Frere, Marie Soleil and Pierre Englebert. “Briefing: Burkina Faso-The Fall of Blaise Compaore,” African Affairs 114, (2015): 295-307.

Gabatlhaolwe, Keorapetse Mmoloki. “PBC- A Commission for Hegemonic Peace Building?” African Journal of Political Science and International Relations 8, no. 8 (2014): 244-253.

Gumedze, Sabelo. “The African Union and the Responsibility to Protect,” African Human Rights Law Journal 10, no. 1 (2010): 135-160.

Hills, Alice. “Managing the Interface: Regional Security and Substate Politics in Africa,” African Security 1.2, (2008).

Ikechi Onah, Emmanuel. “The Nigerian State as an Equilibrium of Violence: An Explanation of the Boko Haram Insurgency in Northern Nigeria,” African Journal on Conflict Resolution 14, no. 2 (2014): 63-80.

Ikejiaku, Brian. “Reconciliation as a Transformation Mechanism for Peace, Development and Stability in Africa: with Comparative Evidence from Five Countries,” The International Journal on Conflict Resolution 2, no. 1 (2014): 1-47.

Kedze, Dia Tumkezee. “The 2011 Libyan Crisis: Would the African Solution Have Been Preferred?” Conflict Trends, no. 1 (2015): 18-24.

Knight, W. Andy. “Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration and Post‐Conflict Peacebuilding in Africa: An Overview,” African Security 1.1 (2008).

Kode, David. “Conflict Resolution in the Central African Republic: What Role for Civil Society?” Conflict Trends, no. 4 (2014): 10-18.

Koko, Sadiki. “The Tensions between Power Sharing, Justice and Human Rights in Africa’s ‘Post-Violence’ Societies: Rwanda, Kenya and the Democratic Republic of the Congo,” African Human Rights Law Journal 13, no. 2 (2013): 224-380.

Lamin, Abdul. “Building Peace through Accountability in Sierra Leone: The Special Court and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission,” The Journal of Asian and African Studies 38, nos. 2-3 (2003): 295-320.

Matshedisho, Knowledge Raji. “Development and Peace in Africa,” African Journal of International Affairs 8, nos. 1-2 (2005): 105-121.

Muzan, Allswell Osini. “Insurgency in Nigeria: Addressing the Causes as Part of the Solution,” African Human Rights Law Journal 14, no. 1 (2014): 217-243.

Obi, Cyril I. “Economic Community of West African States on the Ground: Comparing Peacekeeping in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea Bissau, and Côte D’Ivoire,” African Security 2.2, (2009).

Obi, Cyril I. “Elections and the Challenge of Post-Conflict Democratisation in West Africa,” African Journal of International Affairs 10, nos. 1-2 (2007): 1-12.

Omeje, Kenneth and Nicodemus Minde. “Stakeholder Perspectives on Priorities for Postconflict State Building and Peace Building in South Sudan,” Africa Peace and Conflict Journal 7, no. 1 (2014): 14-28.

Orji, Nkwachukwu. “Preventive Action and Conflict Mitigation in Nigeria’s 2015 Elections,” Democratization, (2016). 

Peiffer, Caryn and Pierre Englebert. “Extraversion, Vulnerability to Donors, and Political Liberalization in Africa,” African Affairs 111, (2012): 355-378.

Scanlon, Helen. “Militarization, Gender and Transitional Justice in Africa,” Feminist Africa 10, Militarism, Conflict, and Women’s Activism, (2008): 31-48.

Shinya, Yumiko and Margunn Indreboe Alshaikh. “Peace by Peace: Strengthening National Capacities for Peace in Sudan,” Journal of Peacebuilding & Development 10, no. 1 (2015): 78-83.     
Sokari, Ekine. “Women’s Responses to State Violence in the Niger Delta,” Feminist Africa 10, Militarism, Conflict, and Women’s Activism, (2008): 67-83. 

Svard, Proscovia. “Freedom if Information Laws and Information Access: The Case of Sierra Leone,” SAGE Journal, (2016). 

Tiemessen, Alana. “The International Criminal Court and the Politics of  Prosecutions,” The International Journal of Human Rights, (2014): 444-61.

Ushie, Vanessa. “Nigeria’s Amnesty Programme as a Peacebuilding Infrastructure: A Silver Bullet?” Journal of Peacebuilding & Development 8, no. 1 (2013): 30-44.

Vidino, Lorenzo; Pantucci, Raffaello; Kohlmann, Eva. “Bringing Global Jihad to the Horn of Africa: al Shabaab, Western Fighters, and the Sacralization of the Somali Conflict,” African Security 3.4, (2010).

Whetho, Ayo, Sunday Paul Chinazo Onwuegbuchulam & Khondlo Mtshali. “The Peacebuilding Potential of Islam: A Response to the Boko Haram Crisis,” Conflict Trends, no. 4 (2014): 49-56.

Ylönen, Aleksi. “Security Regionalism and Flaws of Externally Forged Peace in Sudan: The IGAD Peace Process and its Aftermath,” African Journal on Conflict Resolution 14, no. 2 (2014): 13-39.