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AAS Open Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
AbeÁfrica : Revista da Associação Brasileira de Estudos Africanos     Open Access  
África     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Africa Development     Open Access   (Followers: 28)
Africa Renewal     Free   (Followers: 13)
Africa Spectrum     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
African Anthropologist     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
African Archaeological Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
African Conflict and Peacebuilding Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
African Economic History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
African Journal of History and Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
African Social Science Review     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Afrika Focus     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Afrique : Archéologie & Arts     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Afrique contemporaine : La revue de l'Afrique et du développement     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Afriques     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Afro Eurasian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Annales islamologiques     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Annali Sezione Orientale     Hybrid Journal  
Azania: Archaeological Research in Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Cadernos de Estudos Africanos     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Canadian Journal of African Studies / La Revue canadienne des études africaines     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Contemporary Journal of African Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
CONTRA : RELATOS desde el Sur     Open Access  
Critical African Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Critical Interventions : Journal of African Art History and Visual Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Dotawo : A Journal of Nubian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Eastern African Literary and Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Historia     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Inkanyiso : Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access  
Islamic Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Journal of African American History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Journal of African Cinemas     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of African Conflicts and Peace Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Journal of African Diaspora Archaeology and Heritage     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of African History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Journal of African Military History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Africana Religions     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Egyptian History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of History and Diplomatic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Namibian Studies : History Politics Culture     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Natal and Zulu History     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Retracing Africa     Open Access  
Journal of the Indian Ocean Region     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of the Musical Arts in Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Kronos : Southern African Histories     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Lagos Historical Review     Full-text available via subscription  
Les Cahiers d’Afrique de l’Est     Open Access  
Libyan Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Nordic Journal of African Studies     Open Access  
Philosophia Africana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Research in Sierra Leone Studies : Weave     Open Access  
Revista Eletrônica Discente Histó     Open Access  
Settler Colonial Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Studi Magrebini : North African Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Studia Orientalia Electronica     Open Access  
Thought and Practice : A Journal of the Philosophical Association of Kenya     Open Access  
University of Mauritius Research Journal     Open Access  
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Journal of African Conflicts and Peace Studies
Number of Followers: 9  

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ISSN (Print) 2325-484X
Published by U of South Florida Homepage  [6 journals]
  • An Evaluation of Peace Building Strategies in Southwestern Nigeria:
           Quantitative and Qualitative Examples

    • Authors: Kazeem Oyedele Lamidi
      Abstract: This paper evaluated the peace building architecture by United Nations using Southwestern Nigeria as a reference point. Quantitative data were generated from responses to the questionnaire. In addition, the qualitative data were gathered from two sources: interview response and theme coding of Focus Group Discussion. Data collected were analysed using frequency, percentage, mean value and standard deviation as well as content analysis methods. From the descriptive statistics, this paper found out that quick intervention, cross-examination, negotiation, and mediation of differences were evaluated to be the key building strategies adopted for the enhancement of peaceful co-existence in local communities within Southwestern Nigeria. In spite of those good remarks, poor nature of ethnic cooperation underlines the causal reason for incessant communal conflicts in Southwestern Nigeria. It therefore concluded that peace building strategies in Southwestern Nigeria were evidently operationalised with observable inconsistencies from the qualitative data.
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Feb 2021 20:26:52 PST
  • The Facets of Transitional Justice and 'Red Terror' Mass Trials
           of Derg Officials in Post-1991 Ethiopia: Reassessing its Achievements and

    • Authors: Kinkino Kia Legide
      Abstract: At the end of the state perpetrated largescale violence, two important puzzling questions need to be addressed by post-conflict states. The first one chiefly concern how to ensure accountability or fight impunity, and the second is concerned with how to transform a society wrecked by prolonged conflicts into a durable peace in a non-violent means (Jarstad & Sisk, 2008). One such effort to deal with these questions was implementation of a transitional justice measures which evolved to encompass broader themes in addition to criminal accountability and it has shown a considerable relevance and expansion since the end of Cold War. After the demise of Marxist military junta of Derg regime in 1991, the Transitional Government of Ethiopia attempted to respond to the Derg-era atrocities of Red Terror through the establishment of Special Prosecution Office (SPO) in 1992. Ethiopia’s SPO undertook one of the most extensive criminal investigations after Nuremburg trials by its own resources and domestic tribunals and the mass trials lasted for nearly two decades. However, the assessment about its significance for domestic political transformation and its legacy remained largely untold. The aim of this paper is to make a critical review of available works on the ‘red terror trials’ and reconsider its achievements and pitfalls and to interrogate as to whether it can still provide important lessons for today’s reality. By critically reviewing available literatures and official reports, the paper found that the efforts of Red Terror trials partly succeeded in ending impunity, averting tendency of summary executions and revenge killings, and in eliciting some ‘truths. However, the measure was affected by severe limitations including the adopting the narrower model of transitional justice measures chiefly focusing on criminal prosecutions, and also questioned legitimacy of trials amidst human rights violations by the new regime itself. These limitations coupled with other factors constrained the capacity of the Derg’s Red Terror trials so that it remained short of being translated into a lasting legacy in terms of meaningful political transformation.
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Feb 2021 20:26:42 PST
  • Migrations internationales. Entre enjeux traditionnel et nouveaux

    • Authors: Leonidas Ndayisaba
      Abstract: RésuméLe premier semestre de l’année 2015 est dominé sur le plan médiatique par une crise migratoire caractérisée par des milliers de ressortissants syriens, afghans pour la plupart qui traversent la Méditerranée en vue de trouver asile, sécurité et, sans doute, de nouvelles perspectives de vie dans les pays européens et en Amérique du Nord. D’autres migrants, Erythréens, Sud-Soudanais, entre autres, viennent également grossir les rangs des migrants forcés au niveau régional et international. Pourtant, les migrations constituent un phénomène mondial et historique. La campagne médiatique qui s’en est suivie fait découvrir la tragédie qui sévit dans les pays d’origine des demandeurs d’asile faute de solution politique durable. Par la présente contribution, l’auteur revisite les différents cas de figure de migrations forcées à travers le monde, leurs causes possibles, leur typologie et analyse ensuite les enjeux et défis que posent ces déplacements en portant particulièrement le focus sur l’Afrique en général et la Région des Grands Lacs africains en particulier.
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Feb 2021 20:26:31 PST
  • The Impacts of Political Conflicts in Africa

    • Authors: Douglas Kimemia
      Abstract: The number of conflicts and deaths in Africa is rooted in the complex constructions and conjectures of Africa’s political economies, weak institutions, social identities, and cultural ecologies, as configured by specific local, national, regional, and historical experiences. Using real-time data of violent and nonviolent events in Africa, this paper analyzes the most significant indicators. The paper finds that Gross Domestic Product, corruption, state legitimacy, ethnic fractionalization, political effectiveness, and polity are significant in modeling the likelihood of political instability. The paper concludes that African countries require reconfiguration of the public and social institutions without ignoring the human factor that accelerate polarization and aggravation. Any marginalized groups should feel economically empowered and in control of their resources. The existential benefit of strong political institutions cannot be underrated as a way to ensure smooth power transition and curb of greed, which is a motivator.
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Feb 2021 20:26:20 PST
  • Women, Peace and Security in Zimbabwe - The Case of Conflict in Non War

    • Authors: Rutendo Chabikwa
      Abstract: The Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda is the United Nation’s (UN) key policy instrument for addressing gender violence in conflict zones. However, the agenda has been preoccupied with “hot” conflicts, and its application and relevance to sustained, but “low level” conflict situations is poorly conceptualized. This research considers this issue through a case study of Zimbabwe since 2000. I make the case for broadening the understanding of conflict as found in the WPS agenda.This paper addresses the question: ‘How does the case of Zimbabwe exemplify the need for a broader understanding of conflict within the WPS agenda as it applies to non-war settings'’I first consider the nature of non-war zones, adopting a feminist international relations theory perspective, incorporating elements of postcolonial feminist theory and critical race theory. We then review Zimbabwe’s recent history and situate it as a country in non-war conflict zone. We situate Zimbabwe’s recent history clearly within the concept of non-war zones and discuss the nature of gender violence in this setting.My analysis adds to the body of literature and research on non-war zones and argues for broadening the WPS agenda to encompass a broader understanding of conflict, specifically arguing for the centrality of gender-based violence in non-war situations, as exemplified in Zimbabwe’s recent history.
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Feb 2021 20:26:10 PST
  • Contextualizing the Politics of Ten-Household Cluster Initiatives (Nyumba
           Kumi) for Human Security in Kenya

    • Authors: Edmond M. Were et al.
      Abstract: National security has been a preserve of the State to the detriment of the welfare of the masses. Human security on the other hand incorporates the basic security elements that are globally recognized and touch on the daily lives of the masses. The Ten Household Cluster Initiatives that have been practiced in East Asia, Caribbean and parts of Western Europe and adapted in Eastern Africa are an avenue through which human security can be addressed though they are tightly controlled by the state and characterized by human rights flaws. Their rationalization is anchored in theories of individualism and communitarianism that locate the roles of individuals and groups in power relations. Kenya's Nyumba Kumi initiative should be redesigned and implemented with hindsight onto the global and continental initiatives. It is imperative to hybridize the initiative with elements from East Asia, Western Europe and Africa for it to make impact on human security. An ideological backup is also needed to entrench it in the population that has been convinced that the initiative is basically a socialist strategy to control the masses. Yet this strategy can be modernized to address not only security but also social, economic and enviornmnetal concerns in neighborhoods and communities.
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Feb 2021 20:25:57 PST
  • State Building in Post Conflict Rwanda: Popular Participation of Citizen
           in Local Conflict Mitigation

    • Authors: Innocent Ndahiriwe
      Abstract: When studying local state building this article addresses the questions how does state led conflict mitigation in post conflict Rwanda work' How is it experienced by the citizens in terms of participation, accountability and local state legitimacy' Theoretically, the study engages with literature on state-building, state society relations and local conflict mitigation. The study’s findings have indicated that the citizens’ contribution to local state-building was still modest due to low motivation among the citizens involved in the conflict mitigation process due to insufficient resources and infrastructure in the conflict mitigation process, despite the fact that the state has granted legal authority. Another important finding is that heterogeneity of conflicts is an important factor in the understanding of local-level conflicts, and especially in relation to local-level state building. Hence, it focuses on the local perspective of state building, which has mainly been studied as a top-down affair.
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Feb 2021 20:25:48 PST
  • “I Forgive to Forget”: Implications for Community Restoration and
           Unity in Northern Uganda

    • Authors: Julaina A. Obika et al.
      Abstract: As the people in northern Uganda begin to rebuild their lives after the devastating war that lasted more than twenty years, reconciliation and community restoration becomes paramount. Forgiveness of wrongs committed and past hurts is an important vehicle to achieve reconciliation and co-existence in a society that is wrought with past social upheavals, fragile relationships and painful memories. This study aimed at exploring and understanding the ‘local’ meanings and notions of forgiveness and its importance in re-cementing a ‘broken’ Acholi society. Personal accounts of wrongs committed and processes of forgiveness were recorded, edited and shared with the public in Awach sub-County, Gulu District. The significance of this study is that among other things it has had a rippling effect and inspired other people to tell their own accounts and share their experiences of forgiveness and what it means for them. The findings illustrate that forgiveness is “personal” and aids ‘repair’ of not only inter-personal but intra-personal broken relationships as it fosters healing, personal freedom, the lifting of heavy burdens from the heart, rebuilding of trust between people and giving individuals a second chance at life’s pursuits. Furthermore, forgiveness is important for co-existence and unity because for many, it has helped them to live with their former tormenters by accepting tormentors’ ‘humanness’ especially when they have owned up to their past mistakes. In conclusion forgiveness has an important place in rebuilding northern Uganda by harnessing people’s ability to, move past the wrong and draw strength from the memories that haunt them and yet are vital in shaping a lasting peace for the future.
      PubDate: Thu, 26 Apr 2018 17:05:28 PDT
  • Infrastructures for Peace: African Experience and Lesson

    • Authors: Oseremen Felix Irene
      Abstract: The study investigates African experience and lesson of infrastructures for peace. It focuses mainly on two examples of infrastructure for peace as seen in Ghana and Kenya as well as x-ray what a ministry of peace might be like in Nigeria. The two main infrastructures for peace the paper explores are National Peace Council and Local Peace Committee. Promoting peace perspective in government also remains a central idea of the paper, and a cabinet-level ministry of peace is instrumental to this. The study adopts a descriptive approach and draws secondary data from books, journals, internet and other literature materials. The study reveals that national peace council was instrumental to a peaceful election in Ghana while local peace committees were instrumental to that of Kenya. The key lesson following the finding is that infrastructure for peace is an essential cutting-edge tool for addressing conflict and violence in the African society.
      PubDate: Thu, 26 Apr 2018 17:05:19 PDT
  • The Dilemma of Responsibility to Protect in the Great Lakes Region

    • Authors: Ruth B. Aluoch
      Abstract: This paper examines the underlying complexities that constitute a dilemma for the responsibility to protect in Africa most specifically the Great Lakes Region. I argue that clarifying the meaning and intention of the doctrine in any given context is predicated on understanding the distinct and complex environment in which the doctrine is invoked. These complexities and their differentiation on a case by case basis construe the doctrine as progressive; with political, legal and moral significance making it fit for its purpose. On the other hand the variation of prevention and protection amounts to the denunciation of it as being selective, complicit, inconsistent and even imperialistic.
      PubDate: Thu, 26 Apr 2018 17:05:10 PDT
  • Boko Haram's Covert Front

    • Authors: Akali Omeni
      Abstract: Waging a highly irregular war — an insurgency — in Northeast Nigeria since September 2010, Boko Haram over the years has escalated as a threat form. By 2014, this threat extended beyond Nigeria’s borders; and by 2017, thousands of people had become casualties of the conflict; with millions displaced in Northeast Nigeria. Boko Haram however did not necessarily achieve this threat escalation by fighting and defeating the Nigerian military on the battlefield. A large part of Boko Haram’s calculations, rather, have been focused on its covert front and on war avoidance altogether. Indeed, covert tactics have been the main vehicle by which Boko haram has projected its threat to the Northwest and Central belt of Nigeria, as well as beyond its borders to Cameroon, Chad and Niger. Using unconventional tactics and focusing mostly on soft targets within the civilian space, Boko Haram in adopting guerrilla tactics and showing proficiency in war avoidance, has effectively taken away the Nigerian military’s traditional advantages. This approach moreover, has ensured that the insurgency has endured even as the Nigerian Army has been deploying increasing numbers of task force battalions, as a deterrent to both covert and overt attacks. Consequently, whereas overt attempts to hold and contest territory have markedly decreased since 2015 and Boko Haram continues to find relevance in its covert attacks. This paper interrogates Boko Haram’s covert front and discusses its features, impact and implications for the Nigerian military’s approach to tactical warfare in the Northeast.
      PubDate: Thu, 26 Apr 2018 17:05:01 PDT
  • The Role of Non-State Actors in Enhancing Peacebuilding Among Women in
           Mount Elgon Region, Kenya

    • Authors: Cherotich Mung'ou
      Abstract: The African continent has borne the brunt of inter-ethnic and intra-ethnic conflicts. Consequently, there are many efforts aimed at rebuilding societies torn apart by conflicts in the African continent. This paper posits that non-state actors play great roles in fostering grassroots peace initiatives. This study examines the role of non-state actors in promoting peacebuilding among women in Mount Elgon region in Kenya following the aftermath of the 2006-2008 intra-ethnic conflict between the Soy and Ndorobo[1] clans of the Sabaot community. The conflict led to the formation of the Sabaot Land Defence force which inflicted harm on the residents. Furthermore, 2008 military intervention left the residents psychologically traumatised. The paper adopts a phenomenological approach which entails a description of peacebuilding as experienced by the respondents who experienced and participated in the peacebuilding efforts. The paper shows that non-state actors played great roles in enhancing peacebuilding among women in Mount Elgon region. The peace initiatives included promoting psycho-social healing, addressing human rights of the community and participating in economic empowerment programmes.[1] A clan refers to a group of people descendent from the same ancestor. But in the scope of this study, the term clan refers to the two sub-groups of the Sabaot community. The group occupying the moorland is the Mosop/Ndorobo while the one on the lowland is the Soy. In 2006-2008, the two clans were involved in an intra-ethnic conflict over the Chepyuk settlement scheme. The conflict affected more than 116,220 people. Out of this, over 200 lives were lost with 15,580 people being displaced in Trans Nzoia County and Bungoma Counties.
      PubDate: Thu, 26 Apr 2018 17:04:51 PDT
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